The Drago Tree: Where two landscapes collide

Press Release : August 26, 2015
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With the planet on the brink of climate change catastrophe, the release of The Drago Tree, a novel set on the fragile desert island of Lanzarote, could not be more timely.

In her new book, The Drago Tree, Isobel Blackthorn explores the theme of conquest, from the depravations of colonialism and piracy to modern-day tourism, through the eyes of geologist Ann Salter. As The Drago Tree shows, both Ann and Lanzarote are survivors.

A work of contemporary literary fiction, The Drago Tree will be released by Odyssey Books on 1st October 2015 and available through all good bookstores worldwide.

The Drago Tree:-

“Haunted by demons past and present, geologist Ann Salter seeks sanctuary on the exotic island of Lanzarote. There she meets charismatic author Richard Parry and indigenous potter Domingo and together they explore the island.

Ann’s encounters with the island’s hidden treasures becomes a journey deep inside herself as she struggles to understand who she was, who she is, and who she wants to be.

Set against a panoramic backdrop of dramatic island landscapes and Spanish colonial history, The Drago Tree is an intriguing tale of betrayal, conquest and love in all its forms.”

Author of The Honey Thief, Robert Hillman says, “This beautifully constructed novel reveals the complexity we invite into our lives when we open our hearts to passion.”

Born in London, author Isobel Blackthorn spent several years in the 1980s living on Lanzarote. She’s been a teacher, market trader and adventuress. She now resides in rural New South Wales, Australia, where she follows her passions for social justice, books and art. Her highly praised first novel, Asylum, was released by Odyssey Books on 20th May 2015.

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