Goldster Conversations: Inside Story with Humphrey

with K.T. Anglehart Author of The Wise One

01 December 2023

Goldster Conversation delves into the fascinating world and minds of teenagers and young adults with author K. T. Anglehart. She weaves a captivating blend of witchy fantasy, ancient Irish tales, and real-world intrigue in her debut novel The Wise One and her November 2023 sequel The Twin Flame. Drawing on the imagination of C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series, she explores landscapes and folklore of Ireland and Scotland in a genre known as Young Adult Urban Fantasy.

How does this genre influence our culture? We have to remember that J. R. R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter are also Young Adult fantasies as is the fantasy of the hit television series Game of Thrones which began as the Song of Ice and Fire saga series. These stories are now part of our everyday conversation. In The Wise One, 17-year-old McKenna has a vivid dream of burning at the stake and is thrust into a world of faeries, spirits and a high priestess who tracks her every move. In The Twin Flame, impulsive, reckless McKenna realises she is a witch and that she keeps reincarnating as one. But only her mother knows why: McKenna has to find her. Join Humphrey Hawksley in conversation with K. T. Anglehart in Goldster Inside Story at 12.00 London time Friday December 1st 2023.