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Posted 6 July, 2019 by dragonscaleclippings
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The Kaerling by Freya Pickard is a series of linked novellas tracing an epic fantasy tale in the mysterious world of Nirunen.

What starts as an innocent quest to follow the unicorn’s trail, turns into a sinister nightmare.

The first three volumes, Silver Fire, Ambassador and An Ancient Song, tell of the journey of Otta and Erl as they seek to follow the legendary unicorn’s trail.

“I was so happy to find a book that truly captivated my imagination from beginning to end.” K Johnston

Discover readers’ opinions of Silver Fire at Amazon, Goodreads and Indies Today.

Silver Fire is available online as a FREE download! (I can guarantee that this book will be FREE at Apple, Kobo, Nook, Angus & Robertson, Mondadori and Scribd but Amazon don’t allow authors to have Permafree books so if Silver Fire is showing at 99c for Kindle buyers, please email me at with SILVER FIRE MOBI request in the subject line and I’ll send you your free copy myself.)

Whilst Tari comes to terms with sudden changes and violent death in the Temple in Aura Vere, Lored seeks to find a new purpose in life.

Volumes 4 – 6, (Olin Heon, Hidden Lands and Aura Vere) introduce two new main characters; Lored, a taku-kevir, and Tari, an acolyte. The sixth volume, Aura Vere, brings together the 4 main storylines making way for this series to continue…

“Freya’s ability to craft complex characters and create an interwoven storyline shows well in this volume!” Troy

Watch ALL the book trailers HERE!

Discover ALL the books in The Kaerling series so far at Amazon, Nook, Kobo and iTunes!

Uneasy Allies – Cover Reveal

Posted 21 July, 2021 by dragonscaleclippings
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This is the front cover for my forthcoming book, Uneasy Allies!

If you’ve read the first six volumes of The Kaerling, you’ll know that Aura Vere ends with the five main characters joining forces.

In September you’ll be able to find out what happens next!

I’m taking a few weeks off now. I may be around a bit on the internet in various places, but mainly I’m taking time out to read and rest and do some painting (characters, landscapes etc, not decorating!) and gardening! I need to relax before I launch Uneasy Allies in September and then start writing more of The Kaerling series in the Autumn!

I hope you all have a lovely summer! And, if you do read any of my books over the break, please be sure to leave a positive comment somewhere online as this helps me sell more books! Thank you!

Meantime, I leave you with this lovely quote I found on Pinterest the other day…

Please do not disturb. I am disturbed enough already.

Little Gem

Posted 17 July, 2021 by dragonscaleclippings
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Checked out my Facebook profile a few days and found myself mentioned in a post by author Chris R. Sendrowski!

You can read it here, or, if you don’t have an FB profile, read on below for the details.

Chris R. Sendrowski

Lately I’ve been having a hard time reading indie fantasy novels. A lot of them are just way too tied down to annoying tropes and piss-poor writing. However, I came across this little gem after the author befriended me online. Needless to say, this is some solid writing here. Freya has a real voice and deserves to have her work read. This is the first author I’ve come across in the indie fantasy world that really has a voice. Make sure to check out her work on Amazon. You won’t regret it!

Thank you, Chris! It’s always a huge boost to an author’s esteem when people leave comments like this online. Chris’ writing is visceral and dynamic which I thoroughly enjoy reading. Which writer will you encourage today?

Don’t forget that The Rusalka Ritual is just 99c until 21st July – get it now before it’s too late!


Posted 13 July, 2021 by dragonscaleclippings
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see the grass flatten
a whisper down the wild wind
the summons arrives

haiku © Freya Pickard 2021

This haiku was inspired by my latest paperback, Fire Daughter...

Don’t forget that my short story collection, The Rusalka Ritual & other stories is just 99c / 99p on ALL marketplaces until 21st July 2021!

Round up – July 2021

Posted 5 July, 2021 by dragonscaleclippings
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Due to selling the business and moving house earlier this year, I haven’t done as much writing as I would have liked to do. And I’ve only just started sending out my poems and stories to magazines, having taken a 6 month break in order to deal with solicitors, agents, utilities companies etc.

If you’d like to know more about where I’m currently living, I talk about my new abode and the area where I’m now based in my Patreon Support only posts. If you’ve signed up to donate monthly on my Patreon Profile, you’ll have access to these posts!

In my Newsletter I’ve started a new story – Resurrection, which is illustrated by Elisa Ang. This will be the last Dragon Slayer story for a while as next year I have something different planned!

Thank you to Luna for publishing my butterfly cinquain, Dark Rock at her blog over at Pen to paper!

And thank you also to Lucy for publishing my poem, Whisper at Lucy’s Works!

Thank you too, to Spillwords for publishing my poem Bleached Shadows!

As you’ll remember, I published another paperback, Fire Daughter, in May! If you’ve not yet ordered your copy, you can buy it direct from all Amazon marketplaces!

And finally, my collection The Rusalka Ritual & other stories is currently reduced to just 99c/99p until 21st July 2021. Grab it now before it returns to full price. It’s available at Kindle (all marketplaces), Kobo, Nook and Apple. “The stories range from atmospheric and tantalizingly fragmented (“Echo Peak”), to creepily fey (“The Rusalka Ritual”), to zanily off-the-wall (“A Picnic at Knole”).” E.P. Clark


Posted 27 June, 2021 by dragonscaleclippings
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time melds, merges, slows
each breath a creative joy;
this land of Zorat

haiku © Freya Pickard 2021

Don’t forget that my short story collection, The Rusalka Ritual & other stories is just 99c / 99p on ALL marketplaces until 21st July 2021!

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