Apocalyptic guest post


You might have heard of Abomination, I’ve possibly mentioned it once or twice, so you’ve probably got the message that it’s about the end of the world, or rather the hellish limbo between when the balloon goes up and when the last one to leave turns off the lights.

You might be less clear about what the rest of the series is about, and why. Finch Books have asked me to write a little something to explain the idea behind The Pathfinders series, and how the story and the characters develop over the course of the three books. Here it is.



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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

8 thoughts on “Apocalyptic guest post”

    1. I loved writing Devastation (the publisher’s title, not one I would have chosen) because the setting is a utopia. You’ll see the lines my mind work along. And I put my sister and Bhutan in it too. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

      1. She’s a conservator of ancient paintings; works a lot in China and Egypt. In Bhutan she and her partner led the team who were allowed in to restore the temple wall paintings. They don’t like Europeans messing with their things. They taught the monks how to use the pigments, and the non-electronic techniques and left them to finish the job. I love her description of Bhutan even though after three years there she says she doesn’t want to go back.

      2. She hasn’t had children because her job is so demanding, never at home, in parts of the world without medical facilities, on top of scaffolding or at the bottom of digs. She’s worked on the Terracotta Army, she was restoring something in the temple of Luxor when the terrorist attack killed a bus load of German tourists, she was in the palace of Westminster during the terrorist attack a few months ago, she and her partner discovered another site close to Petra almost as important. She’s done a lot of exciting things.

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