Fantasy and Science Fiction writer Jane Routley has had a variety of careers, including fruit picker and occult librarian and she lived in Germany and Denmark for a decade. Now she works at a railway station and is a keen climate activist. Jane has published 6 books and won two Aurealis awards for Best Australian Fantasy Novel. Her short stories have been widely anthologized and read on the ABC. Her current ambition is to visit an active volcano.
Routley's whimsical tone lends a dark comic quality to this intricate fantasy, and the outlandish characters and captivating worldbuilding. -- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly * Utterly delightful! ...Shine is resourceful, witty, and competent-the perfect heroine for a madcap escapade of family drama. - Corry L. Lee Shadow in the Empire of Light is part witty romp, part gritty drama, and an entirely gripping read. -- Glenda Larke Tremendous fun. Shine is a wonderful creation and Routley gives her a terrific voice. A welcome new addition to the world of contemporary comic fantasy. -- J.S. Barnes Jane Routley's books have won Aurealis awards and the writing style in her latest deserves another. -- Aurealis on Shadow in the Empire of Light * Aurealis *