Paula Baker and Aidan Davies decided one day when they were jumping on the trampoline, that they would team up to write a book. Aidan’s head is full of stories, and his mother, Paula loves to write.
They live in British Columbia, Canada.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Now that Aidan has graduated from high school, he is studying math at university. It keeps him busy, although there is still time for skiing and hiking on the weekends.
When Paula is not writing, she is either working at school, skiing, golfing or riding her bike.
What is your writing process?
Aidan is the creator. He sees the entire world of Abbarkon in his head and knows where the characters are headed. His job is to get Paula to see his vision so that she can write it down. There is often a fair amount of arguing and a demand for more detail--both during the telling and then again after the writing.
Growing up in the frozen land of Nairt’kun, Venadis always dreamed of escaping her life of slavery. Her opportunity comes when Martokallu recruits King Norgrith’s armies for his fight against the Hawks.
Fearing her powerful magic, Venadis’s masters force her to wear an iron collar. When she breaks free, the Hawks offer her their protection.
The Hawks learn that the weapon they need to finally defeat Martokallu is hidden in Tsaralvia. Egbert reveals his true identity and accepts the challenge to lead a mission into the south.
But they aren’t the only ones after the sword. The Worshippers of Dreff seek the weapon for their own purposes while the Protectors of the God Sword will do everything in their power to prevent its discovery.
Assassins are not always the bad guys.
Thirteen-year-old Flint comes to The Hawks an untrained serving boy, but under their instruction, he and his friend, Fleta, become skilled in the art of assassination.
In a country ravaged by corruption, only The Hawks dare to stand and fight for what they know is right.