T.A. Moore is a an author that I stand in awe of. When Three Crow Press had the chance to present her works, it was an easy decision to make. A RESOUNDING yes resonated through the internet. I am sure of it.
Moore’s ability to weave a lyrical and vibrant story is only matched by her ability to spin out incredible worlds and in Shadows Bloom, she does not disappoint. This tale is steeped in a rich, lush language that picks the reader up and flings them into The Even. The story is complex but so very approachable.
There is no love match greater than T.A. Moore and the written word.
Between the real and the unreal, the created and uncreated lies the capstone of the universe: the living city, Even Na Shetiyah. Eternally in flux and the only door between What-was-Not and What-Was, Even City is many things to the creatures who dwell within its wall: home, stopover, prison.
For Blodouwedd, a woman created from flowers by the sorcerer-god Math, it is a sanctuary, a place to escape the punishment meted out for her role in — temporarily — murdering her husband, a hero of Welsh legend. She wants no part in the Even’s numerous feuds and power struggles but when an unknown enemy begins to undo the very magic holding Blod together, she is forced to enter the fray before all that is left of her are the petals Math used to create her.
Blod has no shortage of enemies. Her powerful in-laws whose honour she affronted? The god who created her only for her to defy him? Set upon a dangerous and treacherous path through the Even’s chaotic society, Blod turns to the only one she knows she can trust; Lleu Llaw Gyffes, the husband she killed.
About the Author:
T.A Moore is a journalist and arts critic when she’s not making up worlds in her head. She lives on the coast, but not a sunny one since it is Ireland.
When not writing she loves reading, history, technology and archery. She doesn’t love gardening, but she does it anyway after nearly losing a very fat cat in the shrubbery. She just spent four years getting her PhD, but doesn’t make people call her Doctor. Although if anyone wants to…