Welcome to Amarantha, where the queen is dead and Lyria’s voice has disappeared.
Story Machine and E. R. Traina present a unique reading and music event bringing E. R. Traina’s debut novel to life.
About Amarantha Live
Amarantha comes to life through live reading and performance. Performed live by a 5-piece band and read by the author, the show transports audiences to Amarantha, and into the life of our heroine Lyria. Addressing themes of belonging, i/emigration, and anxiety, this is a wonderful experience for young people and adult audiences alike.
Around these performances, E. R. Traina delivered creativity, writing, and music workshops, inviting young people to create their own songs to home.
Discover the Novel
The queen of Amarantha has been murdered, and the kingdom thrown into turmoil. Torn from her comfortable world of books, music, and family, Princess Lyria finds her voice has vanished, and must travel the land in search of a cure. From mystical forests to lost islands, Lyria finds her assumptions are confronted by political unrest and myths coming to life. As she unravels the truth about Amarantha’s past, Lyria realises that there is much more to herself — and the world — than she ever imagined. But can she save her country and herself?
We will announce tour dates and locations shortly.