So this is Scotland…the land of the purple heather.
Harriet Hunter is back again, this time battling against time in her final semester of study. Friendships have imploded, boys are on the horizon and the best friends Harriet has come from a time 600 years earlier. Feeling like a fish out of water, Harriet struggles to find her place in her little Tasmanian high school and in her wider world. Ever since her trip back to Verona six months before, Harriet has searched relentlessly for the key to her time travelling ability…does she belong in contemporary reality, or will she go back to the place that feels more like home at time: Verona.
The winter solstice holds part of the secret, propelling Harriet back to the time of Macbeth - straight into a bloody battle for crown and kingdom. With an unexpected guest in tow, Harriet takes on the persona of a travelling noblewoman far from home. But this time it isn't just mistaken identities and overbearing fathers that she has to battle against. This time its powerful dark magic, murderous intentions and slain kinsmen who cloud Harriet's vision of what she must accomplish in 11th Century Scotland.
Who is Harriet here to save, and will she succeed before she returns to her own reality?
Price reimagines the classic tragedy of Macbeth from the perspective of a modern woman accustomed to the attitudes and prejudices of her own time: not those of a pre-medieval society.
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Marissa is a YA/Crossover author writing from sunny Bribie Island, Australia. Her lifelong dream of writing a novel has now come to fruition, through Into the Abyss: Vault of Verona. Marissa is building on the success of her first novel with a second, Scourge of Scotland, due in early 2018.
In addition to her fiction publications, Marissa has been featured in The Regionalist, a journal run by the Institute for Regional Security in Canberra. She has written on many subjects, including Australia's refugee responses and the influence of diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region. Her current Honours thesis addresses the radicalisation of young people through a historical approach to studying religious communities within Australia.
As a high school teacher English and Legal Studies teacher, Marissa is passionate about literacy among our youth. She believes in hard work, consistency and determination, and she writes to provide a wonderful journey for her readers to enjoy. In our turbulent and often disturbing world, there is no better place to escape to than a great book, with characters who can make you feel as though you are experiencing the plot alongside them.
Marissa is a mother of two and has a busy, but fulfilling life that she shares with her husband of 10 years. She loves nothing more than having an impact on future generations and hopes to achieve this through the Into the Abyss series.