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Sam Hawke


Sam Hawke is an Australian fantasy author.  She  has wanted to write books since realizing as a child that they didn’t just breed between themselves in libraries. Having contemplated careers as varied as engineer, tax accountant, and zookeeper, she eventually settled on the law. After marrying a jujitsu training partner and traveling to as many countries as possible, Sam  now resides in Canberra raising two small ninjas and two idiot dogs.  Sam has a  black belt in jujitsu.

Genres: Fantasy
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2020) : City of Lies

Sam Hawke recommends
The Beast's Heart (2018)
Leife Shallcross
"I might have a new favourite Beauty and the Beast! 5 out of 5 stars to Leife Shallcross's utterly beautiful retelling The Beast's Heart. Gorgeous writing, magical romance at its best. Absolutely loved it."
We Ride the Storm (2020)
(Reborn Empire, book 1)
Devin Madson
"An utterly arresting debut, Storm's heart is in its complex, fascinating characters, each trapped in ever tightening snarls of war, politics and magic. Madson's sharp, engaging prose hauls you through an engrossing story that will leave you wishing you'd set aside enough time to read this all in one sitting. One of the best new voices in fantasy."
The Stone Knife (2020)
(Songs of the Drowned, book 1)
Anna Stephens
"THE STONE KNIFE has everything you’d hope for in a Stephens novel: sharp action, cracking pace, and a brutal disregard for our poor feelings. A compelling story of clashing cultures, of duty and ambition and change, that will leave you desperate for the next instalment."
The Councillor (2021)
E J Beaton
"A tense intrigue of unknown loyalties, political machinations, and secret magic, The Councillor explores ambition, addiction, and the consequences of power. A powerful and intelligent debut from a writer to watch."
The Jasmine Throne (2021)
(Burning Kingdoms, book 1)
Tasha Suri
"Like the magic in this tale of reclaiming power, The Jasmine Throne will work its way under your skin with Suri’s compelling characters and gorgeous, effortless prose."
A Marvellous Light (2021)
(Last Binding, book 1)
Freya Marske
"Equal parts fantasy, mystery and romance-with bonus murderous garden features-A Marvellous Light heralds a strong new voice in science fiction and fantasy."
A Strange and Stubborn Endurance (2022)
(Tithenai Chronicles, book 1)
Foz Meadows
"An engrossing political intrigue and romance set in a world that feels complex and lived-in; beautifully realised and a pleasure to read!"

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