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Posted 6 July, 2019 by dragonscaleclippings
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The Kaerling by Freya Pickard

Watch the book trailer for The Kaerling HERE!

Volume One Silver Fire – FREE download!

When Otta receives instructions from a shrine-less god, she finds herself on a peculiar quest. Accompanied by her twin brother, Erl, they seek to find the mysterious Unicorn’s Trail …

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

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

Available online as a FREE download! (I can guarantee that this book will be FREE at Apple, Kobo, Nook etc but Amazon keep putting the price up to 99c for the Kindle version. Please be aware, this is a PERMAFREE book!)

Check out the video at YouTube!

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Volume Two Ambassador

Trapped in Aura Vere, the twins must survive. Mistaken for a kaerling ambassador, Otta becomes more and more frustrated while Erl finds a measure of contentment in his work. But Derri’s identity remains a mystery and the kaerlings are aware of their presence in the city …

“I simply adored reading Ambassador and look forward to the sequel!” C Messelodi

Available online NOW! Check out the video at YouTube!

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Volume Three An Ancient Song

Using the Suryan Exodus to escape the kaerlings in Aura Vere, Otta and Erl find themselves drawn into an alien culture. Otta discovers a dark side to her character while Erl is torn between protecting his sister and feeling at home with his rescuers. Finally, the riddle of the Unicorn’s Trail is made clear!

Available online NOW! Check out the book trailer on YouTube!

Volume Four Olin Heon

The storyline shifts to Lored, the taku-kevir and the acolyte, Tari. Lored discovers the Tower is no longer his home and that the new Master is nothing like his old mentor. Meanwhile, Tari’s safe life in Aqua’s Shrine is threatened as the kaerlings are allowed within the Temple precincts.

Available online NOW! Check out the book trailer on YouTube!

Read other people’s reviews about these books at Cheryl Holloway , Amazon and The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree!

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The Kaerling series can be found at: –

Amazon US, Amazon UK, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and other online stores!

Garden – 7

Posted 3 August, 2020 by dragonscaleclippings
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wilting in heavy heat, fragile greenness of parsley, basil and coriander yellow, droop, await water

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© Freya Pickard 2020

If you enjoy high fantasy, why don’t you give SILVER FIRE a go? It’s totally FREE! Watch the book trailer for The Kaerling series HERE!

July 2020 catch up!

Posted 26 July, 2020 by dragonscaleclippings
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Thank you to Bard of the Isles for publishing my short story, “Nya”. You can read it HERE! Click on Short Stories and scroll down to Nya by Freya Pickard.

Thank you also, to Spillwords for their pairing of my poem Stuck in the Middle with the perfect picture!

Thank you to the 1226 people in June who downloaded Silver Fire for FREE on Kindle. And thank you too to the people who also downloaded Silver Fire for FREE on Nook, Kobo and Apple. (I’m still waiting for the stats to come through to discover exactly how many downloads there were for each seller!)

If you’ve not read it yet, Silver Fire is the first volume of my fantastical series, The Kaerling. Reading the first book of any series for free is an excellent way of getting into the series – go on, try it! It’s on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo, Apple, Nook and other stores…

And don’t forget that I managed to get my cover for The Butterfly Tree into yet another Book Cover Award contest, this time over at Alternative Read. If you have two minutes, please vote for The Butterfly Tree! The deadline is 31st July 2020! Thank you!

Garden – 6

Posted 18 July, 2020 by dragonscaleclippings
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the shadow tide withdraws revealing green beach of grass

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© Freya Pickard 2020

Have you downloaded and read SILVER FIRE yet? It’s FREE and it’s a great way to get started on The Kaerling series!

Film Reviews – July 2020

Posted 10 July, 2020 by dragonscaleclippings
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I don’t often review films because they nearly always leave me feeling underwhelmed (unless of course it’s The Lord of the Rings, Matrix, Terminator etc etc).

But I have to mention Captain Fantastic– I haven’t laughed so much for years! It’s very thought provoking and has Viggo Mortensen in it. I really enjoyed the way the children were being brought up – very hands on and survival based. It’s a kind of antidote to the usual sickenly cutesy kids films out there.

I also really enjoyed Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role. It’s not preachy, but raises serious moral and ethical issues, in an amazing time paradox plot! The ending is NOT what you would expect!

And Lucy is another film that is worth watching, with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in it. I enjoyed the character change of the protagonist and the basis of the plot is very thought provoking.

Have you seen any of these films? What did you think of them?

PS You’ll never guess what? I managed to get my book cover for The Butterfly Tree & Other Stories into another Book Cover Award over at Alternative Read. If you have a mo, please consider voting for me! Thank you! The deadline is 31st July 2020.

Garden – 5

Posted 2 July, 2020 by dragonscaleclippings
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sweet, aniseed scent of freshly cut fennel, not overly cloying, rather pleasing and clean to my nostrils

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© Freya Pickard 2020

Over at my other blog, Pure Haiku, my guests and I are exploring the theme of the Dancing Goddess! Why don’t you join us there?


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