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Anita Roy

Anita Roy holds an MA in Travel and Nature Writing from the Bath Spa University, and wrote and illustrated A Year in Kingcombe: The Wildflower Meadows of Dorset. She is the author of Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased, a fantasy adventure for children, and co-editor of Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, a collection of speculative fiction for young adults. Along with Pippa Marland, she is co-editor of the forthcoming collection, Gifts of Gravity and Light: A Nature Almanac for the 21st Century and her essays have been published by Granta, Guernica, India Quarterly, and Dark Mountain among others. www.anitaroy.net

Anita Roy

Fiction

Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased

As the latest transitioner at Gravepyres, Joseph Srinivas has a lot on his plate . . . practicing Cloudforming, studying Mathamythics, understanding Decomposition and learning how to ‘See’. But the only thing he really wants to learn is how to get home. Back to his parents and little sister. When he stumbles upon the secret of the Eternal Spring and the majestic vultures who are the custodians of an ancient knowledge, Jose thinks he might have found a way out. Hand in hand with his loyal, if rather scatty friend, Mishi he sets off for the mysterious mountains of Kozitsthereistan. Will they find the source of the River of Time? Will they be able to save the notyetis? Will Jose ever make it back to the Land of Living? As Jose and Mishi embark on the adventure of a lifetime, the very fate of the worlds hangs in balance.

Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased
Fiction

Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased

As the latest transitioner at Gravepyres, Joseph Srinivas has a lot on his plate . . . practicing Cloudforming, studying Mathamythics, understanding Decomposition and learning how to ‘See’. But the only thing he really wants to learn is how to get home. Back to his parents and little sister. When he stumbles upon the secret of the Eternal Spring and the majestic vultures who are the custodians of an ancient knowledge, Jose thinks he might have found a way out. Hand in hand with his loyal, if rather scatty friend, Mishi he sets off for the mysterious mountains of Kozitsthereistan. Will they find the source of the River of Time? Will they be able to save the notyetis? Will Jose ever make it back to the Land of Living? As Jose and Mishi embark on the adventure of a lifetime, the very fate of the worlds hangs in balance.