Ross MacKenzie reads from The Colour Of Hope

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2022
Category: Author Videos

Award-winning author Ross MacKenzie introduces his new book, The Colour of Hope, about a world without colour.

Born into a world that sees in black, white and shades of grey, Hope is a miracle; she can see colour, and her touch brings colour - and hope - back into a world that has neither.  In this video, award-winning author Ross MacKenzie tells us what inspired his new book, The Colour of Hope; how lockdown during the Covid pandemic helped him develop ideas for the novel; and the challenges that writing a world with no colour brought. He also reads from the start of the novel. 

Read a chapter from The Colour Of Hope.

Find out more in this Q&A with Ross MacKenzie.

More about The Colour of Hope:  Years ago, the Emperor used dark magic to steal all the colour from the world. Now he keeps it for himself, enjoying its life-giving power while everyone else must exist in cold shades of grey. That is, until a miracle baby is born - everything she touches turns to colour. But the child's life is in danger from her very first breath. Soon the Emperor's murderous Ripper Dogs and Black Coats come hunting. Can the girl and her adopted father survive in the forest - and what will it take to return colour and hope to the world?