Welcome to today’s stop on The Forest of Lost Souls blog tour, volume 2 in the immensely popular French YA series Oksa Pollock. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the authors, Anne Plichota when she was last in London and got to film my interview with her! Enjoy!
Interview with Anne Plichota
On self-publishing, favourite characters and what’s next for Oksa
About The Forest of Lost Souls
Release: 27 February 2014
Publisher: Pushkin Childrens’ Books
Oksa Pollock, the global publishing phenomenon, first introduced into the UK in June this year, is back with the second instalment in this epic fantasy series. Now published in 27 countries, with over half a million copies sold worldwide, Oksa Pollock is set to take the UK by storm with the arrival of The Forest of Lost Souls in February 2014.
It is the last day of term at St Proximus and no one is more excited than Oksa. Her family’s arrival in London and her first term at a new school has been challenging beyond her wildest dreams – everything in her world has changed. But with the battle between the Runaways and the evil Orthon McGraw behind them, Oksa is determined to forget the burden handed down to her and enjoy the holidays with her best friend, Gus.
Unfortunately, the excitement is short lived. Oksa soon discovers having fun like a normal girl is clearly a thing of the past. Gus has vanished without a trace, which can mean only one thing. Orthon may be dead but the Felons will not stop until Oksa, the key to Edefia, is within their grasp. But this time Gus is their victim and Oksa will not rest until he is safe.
Accompanied by her fellow Runaways, including the moody and mysterious Tugdual, Oksa goes to his rescue where he is trapped in a strange, parallel world. Here the group face countless dangers from doing battle with horrific and deadly creatures to coming face to face with their own personal demons – all in a desperate attempt to bring Gus back alive.
About Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf
Anne Plichota studied Chinese language and culture. She spent several years living and working in China and Korea. She has had a varied career: as a Chinese teacher, a nurse, a public letter writer and, most recently, a librarian. She lives in Strasbourg with her teenage daughter.
Cendrine Wolf studied sports, specialising in judo and rock climbing, and worked with violent teenagers in deprived neighbourhoods, eventually going on to teach herself illustration, an interest she discovered late in life. She lives in Strasbourg.