Natasja Hellenthal

 

Mrs Hellenthal is a novelist,eco-warrior, animal lover, vegan and her hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking, wild camping, organic farming, swimming and snowboarding. She lives in the UK, with her partner, two small children, two small dogs and a cat who all follow her around the house at the same time.

If there is any time left she writes speculative fiction that entertain people but at the same time makes them think. Her work has been described as 'thought-provoking'. Her writing is about love, advocating for lgbt equality and animal welfare.

In her writing she also deals with big psychological and ethical themes and struggles of life such as death, love and loss, abuse and the consequences of our actions. She tries to build strong characters as realistic as possible; people with flaws like us, for even though the genre is Fantasy she wants people to feel connected with her heroes and villains as they would with their real life people.

 

The Queen's Curse

 

It's time for change! In a country with a cursed justice system, two women; the mysterious Queen Artride and her loyal bodyguard Tirsa, set out on a secretive perilous quest.

They hope to find the one person, who might just be the only one powerful enough to be able to lift the terrible curse from their land and its people. But this sorceress is said to live somewhere deep within Dochas; the strange uncharted Magical Land from where no one returns.

Artride and Tirsa must hurry as they only have three weeks to save Tirsa's teenage brother's life, sentenced to hanging for a petty crime.

The two women are soon drawn to each other, but can their love ever be?
Struggles and questions arise as things get increasingly more difficult: Can they trust one another and the magical creatures they meet who seem to have their own problems?

And more so; will they ever find the evil sorceress and will she actually be willing to help them and if so... for what price?

Enter the world that is The Queen's Curse and cling to Artride and Tirsa to experience a mind-blowing, heart gripping psychological drama where nothing is certain.

Best for readers above age 15

Call Off The Search

 

The comyentis are different; beautiful and mysterious, possessing powers of which humans can only dream. And for this, they are hated, persecuted. For millennia, humanity has murdered and enslaved the peaceful comyentis wherever they find them. Jealous of their ability to merge their minds with animals to use their powers, to empathise with other beings on a deep spiritual level and even hear their thoughts, people sought them out and destroyed them.

Now the halfling Sula, one of the last survivors of her kind, lives in hiding. With not just her own life but her whole species' held precariously within her hands, she feels the weight of her responsibility. As loneliness and alienation slowly engulf her, an attractive young human enters her world and she is torn. Should Sula trust him? Can she afford not to? Will she be able to overcome her aversion to humans to save her species from extinction? A life as a wandering hermit, or risk everything for love?

Sula's life becomes further complicated when she meets another comyenti and is forced to make a decision. Follow her head or her heart?

'Call Off The Search', Book One in the supernatural Comyenti Series, follows Sula as she fights for her family, her female lover, her hopes, her freedom and the very existence of her species.

The dramatic sequel, 'Children Of The Sun' is also out on e-book and in paperback.