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Ellanor and the Curse on the Nine-Tailed Fox
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Glossary

Aga

― term of affection meaning “child”.

Aigoo!

― expression equivalent to “Oh my gosh!”.

Ahjumma

― meaning “aunt” literally, however it is also used to refer to married women who are middle-aged or older and working class.

Baechu-doenjangguk

― cabbage and soybean paste soup, considered a comfort food for Koreans.

Dduk

― a class of Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour by steaming, it comes in various flavours and colours.

Ddukbokki

― a popular Korean snack food made from soft rice cake, fish cake, and sweet red chili sauce, commonly purchased from street vendors.

Dol hareubang

― a stone statue that looks like an old man, literally means “stone grandfather”.

Dongdaemun

― literally means “Great East Gate,” a large commercial district in Seoul, South Korea, famous for its traditional markets and shopping centres.

Gamgyul

― a type of tangerine grown on Jejudo.

Gangnam

― an upscale district in Seoul that literally means “East of the South River”.

Hallasan

― the highest volcanic mountain on Jejudo in South Korea.

Hanbok

― traditional Korean dress, often characterized by vibrant colours and simple lines without pockets, worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations.

Han-Gook

― means “Korea”.

Japchae

― a popular Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles, stir-fried in sesame oil with vegetables, sometimes served with beef, and flavoured with soy sauce and sweetened with sugar.

JJajangmyun

― a noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of salty black bean paste, diced with pork and vegetables.

Kah!

― means “Go away!” or “Go!” in Korean.

Kimbap

― a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice and various other ingredients, rolled in dried seaweed.

Kimchi

― a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings, often described as spicy and sour (There are many varieties of kimchi made from cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber.)

Kimchi jigae

― a stew-like Korean dish made with kimchi and other ingredients, such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, pork, and seafood.

Kumiho

― a creature that looks like a fox with nine tails, it appears in the tales and legends of Korea and can freely transform, often into a beautiful woman set out to seduce boys and eat their hearts .

Ramyun

― hand-pulled noodles, or instant noodles in a soupy base.

Soju

― a popular Korean alcoholic beverage, traditionally made from rice, wheat, or barley; it is clear and colourless.

Umma

― means “mother” in Korean.

Yeot

― Korean traditional sweet, made in either liquid or solid form, as a syrup, taffy, or candy; made from steamed rice, glutinous rice, corn, sweet potatoes, or mixed grains.
Exciting fantasy adventure.
― Kirkus Reviews

Ever since I put down Ellanor and the Search for Organoth Blue Amber I've been longing to read the next book in the Ellanor series. Once again, K. T. Durham has crafted a plot with many twists and turns along the way. Her characters are well described and sometimes surprising as they develop through the story and the plot is well thought out and complex at times. Again, I am left wanting to read the next book and waiting not too patiently for its release.
― Muriel M.

I've read your second book and it was fantastic! Like your first book I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next one! Have you started on the 3rd book yet? Seriously I think your series has potential to be as famous as Harry Potter one day! I hope that your books will be translated into different languages and made into movies! They definitely have the calibre.
― Janine

I read your second book, and it's absolutely thrilling! I've been sitting at the edge of my seat most days when reading the book, talking to myself and shouting out! If I didn't have chores, I wouldn't have put the book down. Can't wait for book 3!
― Ann

About the author

K.T. Durham
A Speech and Language Therapist during the day and a writer on the side, K.T. Durham has a dream to share the Ellanor Chronicles with readers around the world. Having spent parts of her childhood and adolescence shuttling between Australia and Hong Kong, her unique outlook on life as a third-culture individual has inspired many aspects of her fantasy novels. LEARN MORE...

Message from the author

I want to say a big THANK YOU for your continued support! As an indie author with a dream, it is always humbling and encouraging to receive positive feedback. Writing a book truly takes an incredible amount of hard work and perseverance, and I salute those who have been doing it for decades! I'm now working on the third book, which should be the second-last instalment of the series. Stay tuned!

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