M.H. Thaung was born in Scotland and has moved progressively southwards throughout her career. She now works in a biomedical science research institute in London, England. She loves her job and academic writing. She also enjoys wondering "What if...?" and seeing what might happen in alternate worlds.
She's just published A Quiet Rebellion: Posterity, the final book in her Numeath light SF adventure/mannerpunk trilogy. Now deciding between writing a more conventional steampunk story or a SF murder mystery.
What if paranormal powers were transmissible, but their recipients declared a threat to society?
In the isolated realm of Numoeath, curse victims utilise their new powers in secret at the behest of the governing Council. Practitioners have to balance expediency against honour: a near-impossible demand. Meanwhile, the unknowing civilians who trust them inadvertently threaten the status quo.
How did an uneducated commoner become the king's Chief Guard? Why did the town of Maldon end up with such an inept mayor? What really happened in the undocumented incident that left two powerful captains dead? And was the top councillor completely honest throughout his career? Enjoy these behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of A Quiet Rebellion.