As promised, today ‘The Moonstone Legacy’ blog tour is stopping by at Bookbabblers, so we bring you our review and our Q&A with the authors..
“In a sacred cave high in the mountains of northern India, a white-haired hermit sits cross-legged, and signs his final testament: “George Abercrombie, 1874…”
In present-day England, fourteen year old Lizzy Abercrombie’s mother dies in a tragic accident on the full moon. But was it really an accident? Lizzy discovers that her death may be linked to a mysterious family curse. Determined to find the truth, her quest takes her from a splendid Anglo-Indian mansion on the Yorkshire moors to India, where she uncovers her ancestor’s terrible past and a stolen inheritance. But her discoveries put her in mortal danger from a ruthless enemy.”
This book is aimed at young adults and is a really great read. The authors manage to keep you in suspense about the outcome of the book right until the very end and the climax of the book is quite action packed. I found it extremely interesting to try and figure out exactly what happened to the mysterious George Abercrombie and how his past actions are affecting Lizzy in the present day.
The best bit about this book is definitely the end, and the last few paragraphs open up a whole new mystery, which I think is going to be unveiled in a second book, which I now can’t wait to read.
From the Authors:
What was it about Collins’ ‘The Moonstone’ that tempted you to write this book?
It has the perfect ingredients which we could remix for our East / West mystery adventure story.
How does it link in with The Moonstone?
The last line of the original is “What will be the next adventure of the Moonstone? Who can tell?” We start from there!
If you were to use just 3 words to describe The Moonstone Legacy, what would they be?
The Moonstone Legacy!
As the book’s the first in a trilogy, what progress is there on the next 2 and when will they be out?
We’re hoping to get Book Two out within a year as it’s nearly finished. Book Three is under construction.
As you co-write, how do you share the writing?
Plot thoroughly together, then draft, draft and redraft togather on the same laptop.
And finally, who are your favourite authors?
Wilkie Collins, Vikram Seth and Anon (The Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and countless others…!)
All other tour dates are listed on our post 29.05.10.