An illustrator by training and a deeply unrepentant
word-nerd, DM Cornish has developed an almost
habitual outlet for his passion of word conjuring
through the invention of secondary worlds. This
has led to the writing (and illustrating) of three
books in the Monster-Blood Tattoo series, Foundling,
Lamplighter and Factotum. Rumour persists that he
possesses a life outside of these books, but it is a
vague and shadowy thing.
Latest Book: Monster-Blood Tattoo: Book 3: Factotum
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 2010
Rossamund has exchanged Winstermill and the dangerous life of a lamplighter for Brandenbrass and an even more dangerous life as factotum to the aristocratic monsterslayer, Europe. Fear and self-doubt must wait, however, as he plunges headlong into the fulgar's day-to-day life of political manoeuvring, high-society parties and well-paid monster hunting. But whispers and rumours about her new factotum place Europe herself in danger, and now Rossamund and the Branden Rose will face the ultimate battle against their enemies, the black-hearted schemers who would destroy them both.
Monster-Blood Tattoo: Book 2: Lamplighter
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 2008
Monster-Blood Tattoo: Book 1: Foundling
Omnibus Books, Adelaide, 2006
- young adult fiction
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Wikipedia: D. M. Cornish
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