Garden of Ashes by Kate Cowan


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Series: The Legend of Eden #2
Release date: September 1st 2014
Publisher: Anchor Group
Synopsis via Goodreads:

After four years as a prisoner in her parents' attic, hidden away from the Catchers, Eden never dreamt the very people she was hiding from would be the beginning of such impossible things. She's found freedom on the island like she never imagined.
Eden is a sorcerer, with the power of the world in her fingertips. She is determined to never be helpless like she once was, and spends every minute of her spare time training to fight back. As she discovers more of her own power, she and her friends continue to uncover the secrets of the Council. Deadly secrets, hinting at something far larger than the island and the Catchers. Before they can find out exactly what the Council is hiding, Eden's magic begins to spiral out of control, and she loses it for just a second. Just half of a second, and it's enough to change everything.
Suddenly, lives are put at stake, and Eden and her friends must do something no one else has ever dared. They have to escape the island, or they have to die trying.

I asked Kate: Are you obsessed with fantasy (like me lol)? And if so, why do you think that is?
This is her answer....I love fantasy. Books, movies, TV shows, all kinds; but specifically, books. I've always been drawn to it, since I was a little kid and I read The Sight, by David-Clement Davies. Technically, it's a kids book, told from the POV of a young wolf, and though it's still one of my all-time favourites, I'm not sure I would classify it as a kids book. I mean(SPOILER WARNING), the main character DIES in the end. It's still an amazing book, but that kind of broke my little ten-year-old-heart.
I never set out to write a fantasy series, much less one that could be categorized as a dystopian for the first two books and an Epic Fantasy meets post-apocalyptic for the remaining books. When I did start writing the series, I never wanted anything specific for it; I was just writing for fun, but I shouldn't have been surprised when it came out the way it did. The reason I read is the same as the reason I write; because reality kind of sucks, and it's kind of boring for the average person. I don't like contemporary books very much, simply because I read to get away from the average world and find a more exciting one, and I don't think I'm alone in that thinking. Fantasy worlds can be so breathtaking! I mean, epic adventures, romances, magic, elves, everything! I don't understand people who don't love fantasy.
One reason I - and so many other people - love fantasy is for the creativity of it. There are no rules; you can make or design anything your little mind can think of. I'm not only an author, but also an artist and a designer. Fantasy in all forms feeds my creativity. A good book makes me want to do something that reminds me of it in an artistic form. Even my own books! I love drawing the characters and putting the scenes down onto paper (usually digital paper ;) ).
The Legend of Eden series is, first and foremost, a fantasy series. I love writing for a lot of reasons, but mostly, because it's a form of escapism. Like most authors, I enjoy creating other worlds where I am the one in charge. I write for me, not for anyone else, and a lot of times I write things I would never publish because of that, and that's okay. But, a lot of times, I do write things good enough for publication, and that's great too. It's a careful balance, but it's one I wouldn't change.

Kate Cowan is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.

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