Book review: The Covenant by Thorne Moore (@ThorneMoore) “#RBRT #historical fiction

Originally posted on SaylingAway:
The Covenant is a powerful novel, which gobsmacked me with the fierce emotions of its characters and the immutable future of unending work and forced acceptance of their fate by women in the period of this story. This is a prequel to the author’s best-selling A Time for Silence and is…

The Inspiration for A Time For Silence

When I first started writing, it was fantasy that inspired me, but somewhere along the way, I realised that fantasy works best when it best reflects real life, and that real life can be fantastical enough for me. I moved to my present home, deep in the wooded countryside of north Pembrokeshire, and during oneContinue reading “The Inspiration for A Time For Silence”

Sagas: keeping it in the family

I was slightly surprised when my first novel, A Time For Silence, was classified on Amazon as a family saga. My publisher had told me it was crime fiction and I had thought of it as a simple mystery. Besides, it was a single book and I never expected to add to the series. SurelyContinue reading “Sagas: keeping it in the family”

The Covenant: a week to remember

Some weeks are more hectic than others. This last has been very hectic non-stop activity for me, which is not bad considering I barely left the house, or the keyboard. My latest novel, The Covenant, is finally published, and although I’ve had books published before, they have never previously made their appearance in the middleContinue reading “The Covenant: a week to remember”

There is Still Crime!The Covenant, by Thorne Moore #BookLaunch #Review #FridayReads

Originally posted on Judith Barrow:
THE WELSH CRIME WRITING COLLECTIVE Crime Cymru is a diverse collective of Welsh crime writers, spanning crime fiction and non-fiction. Crime Cymru has three main aims.– To support crime writers with a real and present relationship with Wales– To help in the development of new writing talent– To promote Wales,…

Bestselling Thorne Moore and the resilient women who fought back…

Originally posted on Juliet Greenwood:
Today I’d like to welcome Thorne Moore, best selling author of A Time for Silence, who is published by Honno Press. Thorne’s latest novel, The Covenant, is a prequel to A Time for Silence and is published on August 20th 2020.     As a child I was very fond…

The Covenant: Voices from the Grave

Back in 2012, I published my first novel, A Time For Silence. It was a stand-alone novel and I didn’t intend it to be the first of a series. There were to be no sequels. But the story never quite left me alone. I knew where all the characters, past and present, were heading, but whereContinue reading “The Covenant: Voices from the Grave”

The Covenant: Welsh Gothic

There’s a famous picture, American Gothic, by Grant Wood, which leaves many people smiling (unlike the couple in the picture), but it also leaves them thinking. Is the grim man holding his pitchfork as a support? Or as a symbol of honest productive work? Or as a weapon to fend off the world.Is his equally grim daughterContinue reading “The Covenant: Welsh Gothic”

The Covenant and the World of Tom Mathias

When I first moved to Pembrokeshire, back in the early 1980s, a fascinating discovery had just been made in the area: a cache of negative plates taken by a local photographer, Tom Mathias, 1866-1940. The plates had been rescued and restored by another photographer, James Maxwell Davies, and were put on display in the village whereContinue reading “The Covenant and the World of Tom Mathias”

A Covenant of Blood

My new novel, The Covenant, is out now and religion is at its heart. It’s ironic that I am, and have always been, an avowed atheist, since religion fascinates me (I even studied it at university). That’s as well because there’s no escaping it in The Covenant. It’s a story focused on the family that produced JohnContinue reading “A Covenant of Blood”