Alice’s new novel Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel
Susan is the first in Alice’s new series of Jane Austenesque books.
Quarter-finalist (rated 10/10) in Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize, 2021
Winner of the Global Book Awards (gold medal, historical)
First Place in PenCraft Book Awards (historical)
Awarded IndieReader’s B.R.A.G. medallion
Recently longlisted for Chanticleer’s Goethe Award (historical fiction, post 1750)
#1 Amazon bestseller in three categories
Rated 5/5 by Midwest Book Review, IndieReader, US Reviews of Books (recommended), SPR, Indies Today, Readers Favorite, ManyBooks, ChickLIt Cafe and others
“McVeigh’s prose and plotting are pitch-perfect. Emma mingles with Pride and Prejudice in a delightful confrontation between the two books’ worlds… This Austen-inspired novel echoes the master herself.”
Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize review
"original worldbuilding, dramatic flair and lively storytelling… brings 2094 Earth to vivid life"
US Review of Books
"Refreshingly unpredictable… Aiden is a fiery protagonist, making this outlandishly creative novel a pleasure to read."
Independent Review of Books
"A dazzling and chilling vision of the future… makes for a deeply addictive read"
"A sharp edge, with plenty of dark humour"
"Masterful - a rare and engrossing treat."
first editorial review
"An extraordinary tale with a dynamic storyline"
Readers' Favorite second editorial review
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third editorial review
Humanity’s last chance rests on one man’s shoulders.
Earth, 2094 – and the restless, impetuous Aiden is part of the underground resistance against the alien Xirfell takeover. Despite his imprisonment, his ambition irks the rebel leadership, and he triumphs in freeing ‘the Creature’, only to be confronted by betrayal after betrayal, some going back years.
Gifted with a crucial mission, he and his two comrades are targeted by turncoat rebels, boarded mid-space, neurologically attacked, confronted with treason – only to be disbelieved. There’s a crisis of identity amidst constant action and several plot twists, but by the end of the book Aiden has become the leader he always longed to be.