Has anyone else read her "Darkhenge"? It didn't come up when I did a forum search. I've just finished it and thought it was fantastic, the kind of story I've been looking for for years without realising it. It reminded me of the best of Alan Garner, Susan Cooper and Robert Holdstock - a way of conjuring the landscape (in this case around Avebury, Wiltshire) and weaving it into the lives of her characters that leaves me in awe. And a real poetic use of myth and how it relates to the psyche - the whole thing is wonderfully subtle, without ever being less than readable. It makes most other YA (even most adult) fantasy I've read recently seem crassly simplistic in its approach to the fantastic aspects of their worlds. And really well structured. It's classed as a YA book, but there's no dumbing-down in the language at all. Apart from the main character's acceptance of things that in an adult book might have had him running for a psychiatrist, there's nothing to indicate it really is for younger readers - its length maybe, but because the writing is good enough to savour and discourage skimming (you can tell she's a poet), it feels like a longer book than it is. There's no politics, no battles, not much blood, but it's about the most exciting book I've read for ages - partly because you're never quite sure what the characters will do, whether their anger or bitterness or jealousy will surface just at the moment to do some real damage. None of them are black or white, they're all really interesting and colourful shades of grey, and all very believable. I've just ordered "Corbenic" which according to the reviews on Amazon is even better, so I think I'm in for a real treat.