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Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy

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Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy

In June of this year I was interviewed by Mandy Jackson-Beverly for The Huffington Post, about The Making of Gabriel Davenport and my writing process.

Beverley Lee: The New First Lady Of Dark Fantasy
by Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Six weeks ago a book appeared multiple times on my Instagram feed. The last thing I needed was another book on my TBR (to be read) list, but due to the comments written by the serious readers of #bookstagram, I found the book online, read the first paragraph and bought the eBook immediately. Half way into the story I ordered the paperback. Here’s the first paragraph that instantly reeled me in.

She dreamed in grey, the colour of misery.
The pall bearers lowered her coffin into the ground. She banged on the lid, bloody fingers clawing at the wood. But she wasn’t trying to get out. She was trying to get in.

The Making of Gabriel Davenport, is the debut novel by British author Beverley Lee, and lucky for us, the book is the first in a dark fantasy trilogy. This story is deliciously dark and haunting, and Lee’s writing is succinct while drenched with vivid descriptions and real-to-life characters. In fact, because of the way Lee portrayed her darkest and most vile figure, a somewhat lost soul with a destructive agenda, I found myself, more than a few times, somewhat surprisingly rooting for evil. Click here to read the full article.

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