Glenda Larke (writing as Glenda Noramly)
Havenstar is the story of Keris Kaylen, a map-maker's daughter. When her father is murdered and a mountain disappears, Keris is betrayed by her brother. Forced to flee into the Unstable?the lethal chaos surrounding the eight Stabilities of Malinawar. She finds her safety is in the hands of a man bonded to the Lord Carasma, the Unmaker? and her ordered life is turned upside-down. Her survival will depend on a map and a place called Havenstar.
Barbara Davies review of Havenstar in Starburst: ?Havenstar is an original, engrossing page-turner of a fantasy. You want strange and powerful magic, world changing heroism, and courage in unlikely places?it's here. Terrific stuff?this author is one to watch. Starburst rating: 10/10 .?
Alex Wormall in The Alien Has Landed: ?This is an exciting, fast-moving page-turner that draws you in from page one and holds your attention until the final full-stop. If you are looking for something new and a bit different, you could do a lot worse than this, one of the best books I have read this year.?
Havenstar was first published in 1999 in the UK by Virgin Books to much initial acclaim; the novel then disappeared following the publishing company's collapse. This is its first Australian publication.