Sigrun's SecretMarie-Louise Jensen
fantasy, history, young adult
'Their garments are black as night. They carry torches in their hands, darkness and anger in their hearts. They are coming.'
When a dark family secret is exposed, Sigrun's peaceful life is shattered. Forced to pay for her parents' misdeeds, she finds herself exiled from all she knows - and from the boy she loves - for three long years. Yet more secrets lie ahead; not least the power Sigrun finds awakening in herself, seemingly passed to her from a mysterious amulet. Can she use her new-found gift to save herself and those around her from the dangers they face? And will true love wait until her return?
Born Marie-Louise Chalcraft in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire on September 22nd 1964.
She attended a string of state schools, including Chiltern Edge in Oxfordshire. Once herfamily moved down to Bath in 1979, she attended Fitzmaurice and St Laurence schools in Bradford on Avon. Throughout her primary school years she was constantly told off for reading secretly and writing long stories instead of completing maths sheets. She's not sure any of her teachers ever read her stories, but she had a lot of books taken away. When she was eleven, one teacher confiscated Lord of the Rings in the middle of the Battle of Helm’s Deep, and she nearly suffered severe psychological damage waiting a week to find out if Aragorn