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She had walked away from Artur’s embrace, dried her tears and headed to the kitchen, dressing once again her suit of lies and fugues. She would learn to come to terms with it all, to accept and move on. There would be other roles to play.
— Prelude (2007)


Inês Botelho was born in Vila Nova de Gaia in 1986. She is the author of the fantasy trilogy The Sceptre of Aerzis – comprised of Daughter of the Worlds (2003), Lady of Night and Mists (2004), and Queen of the Lands of Light (2005) – and also of the novels Prelude (2007) and The past we shall become (2010). She has several short stories published and pens a column for Revista Bang!. With a degree on Biology and a Master of Anglo-American Studies from the University of Porto, she wrote her dissertation on representations of “Beauty and the Beast” in some of Angela Carter’s tales. She is currently a collaborator of CETAPS – Centre for English Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies.