Princess Betony’s mother is a dryad, and misses the Wild Magic of the Dark Forest.
When the princess sees her mother running into the forest, Betony is worried she will never return. Humans are forbidden to enter the Forest, but Betony doesn’t care.
She has to find her mother, no matter what.
Ember and Ash: Two peoples have been fighting over the same land for a thousand years. Invaders crushed the original inhabitants. and ancient powers have reluctantly given way to newer magics. Together Emily and Ash will pit themselves against the Powers of Fire and Ice in a last attempt to end the conflicts that have scarred their past. They must look to the present, as old furies are waking to violence and are eager to reclaim their people.
Victor’s Quest: Pamela’s delightful fable was shortlisted for The Children’s Book Council of Australia Award in 1996.
The Centre of Magic was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award in 2000.
The Floramonde Trilogy: Allen & Unwin published the highly imaginative Floramonde Trilogy, which consists of The Willow Tree’s Daughter, Windrider and The Centre of Magic.
Cherry Blossom and the Golden Bear: This illustrated fairytale was released by Omnibus in February 2000.
Pamela is also completing a series of titles for Koala Books. Those already published include The Hair of the Skeleton, Scum of the Earth and Trick of the Light.
The Black Dress: This work on the early life of Mary McKillop was published by Black Dog Books and won the 2006 New South Wales Premier’ Prize for History.
Blood Ties, the first book of her new adult fantasy sequence for adults, The Castings Trilogy, was published in 2007 by Hachette Livre, and Deep Water, the second book, in 2008. The final book Full Circle was published in 2010. The trilogy has also been sold to Orbit in Britain and the US. American film producer John Flavin has recently optioned Blood Ties.
Praise for Pamela Freeman:
‘There is nothing predictable about Freeman’s storytelling… I was completely hooked’ — Good Reading Magazine
‘An impressively different fantasy novel’ — Sydney Morning Herald
‘A wonderfully satisfying series’ — Aurealis Xpress