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Fair Wind

15 January, 2022

Fair Wind is officially launched today!

Otta heard wood squeaking against wood. Around her, beams contracted and groaned. Something outside thumped against the wooden wall at her head with regular monotony, making her skull ache. The darkness was red-black and flickered with fluctuating light.

The air she breathed stank of fish, sweat, vomit and excrement and her lips tasted of salt and bile. Her body was bruised as though she had been fighting a kaerling for an entire day; every muscle screamed with tightness and pain and her stomach felt empty. Empty was good, she told herself.

Across the room she heard a groan and someone retched. Not again! What did he have left to throw up? She thought about lifting her hands to her ears to block out the noise but her arms felt too heavy and for some reason, her body did not respond. The sounds of vomiting ceased and the sharp stink of bile made her gag convulsively.

Otta swallowed hard, feeling how rough and sore her mouth and throat were. For the first time in hours, she wasn’t feeling nauseous. Did that mean she was over the sickness that had suddenly assailed her?

Her narrow bunk lurched suddenly and she felt as though she might fall out. But the plank at the side kept her from tipping onto the floor. Her stomach curdled as the room righted itself and she concentrated on not feeling sick. Tentatively, she opened her eyes.

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Above is an extract from my latest e-book, Fair Wind.

Can the companions conceal Otta’s kaerling heritage when they land on the Isle of Kiros? And, how will Lored find the herb woman who has the remedy he and Otta will need when they set sail again in pursuit of the kaerlings? Find out in Fair Wind!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s a beautifully written story and I find all of the characters interesting. The descriptions, particularly of the sea voyage, were fabulous. I can feel myself being present in the places described. There are lots of hints of problems to come and foreshadowing which all adds to a sense of mystery.” E Baxter

Fair Wind is discounted to just 99p / 99c until 21 January 2022 so grab it now before the price goes up at Amazon and Other Online Stores.

Watch the book trailer HERE!

And, if you enjoy listening to Author Playlists, you can access my playlist for Fair Wind at Patreon if you donate $1 or more per month. (If you sign up to donate before 31st January, you’ll be able to access the playlist on or soon after 1st February once your first payment has been received).

I wish you much joy and entertainment as you read Fair Wind!

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1 January, 2022

Fair Wind will be launched on 15th January 2022!

Lored and his companions are on a rescue mission but first they have to endure a sea voyage.

wooden vessel ploughs
parts the surging ocean deep
pale foam in her wake

haiku © Freya Pickard 2022

Fair Wind is the eighth volume in The Kaerling series. Not started this series yet? Why don’t you give it a go with a FREE download of Silver Fire! The Kaerling series is available on Kindle and at iTunes, Kobo and Nook.

Uneasy Allies – it’s here!

15 September, 2021

Once round the corner, her cottage lost to sight, the green downs revealed the armoured men clearly. They marched two abreast, their chainmail jingling with each step. She smiled to herself; was she really that dangerous?

At the head of the column marched an older man, white-haired, amber-eyed, still sinewy and strong, though his youth was long gone. He raised his right arm when he saw Rue and the column came to a neat halt. He waited until she stopped before him.

“Rue Borrulacht, in the name of the Prince Consort, Danartha Fuar, I, Sean Regan, arrest you on suspicion of murder.” There was regret in his unusual coloured eyes as he placed his hand on her shoulder. “You will accompany us to the Cathair where you will await his Highness’ pleasure.”

Rue did not let her fear show; his Highness would get no pleasure out of her.

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Above is a short extract from my latest book, Uneasy Allies. It’s on special offer until 24th September 2021 – it’s only 99p / 99c!

Uneasy Allies is available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, and all other countries. It’s also available at many other Online Stores, including Kobo, Nook, Apple!

You can watch the book trailer HERE!

Uneasy Allies is the seventh book in The Kaerling series and tells of five companions whose mission is simple – to rescue the child Derri and the acolyte Lally from the clutches of the kaerlings. But their mission proves to be anything be simple…

I so enjoyed the latest instalment of The Kaerling. The action was pacy and compelling. The characters had really settled into themselves and were well-rounded. I read it all in one sitting and was totally engrossed! Jenny Poulter

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5 days to go!

10 September, 2021

Only 5 days before Uneasy Allies is launched!

Their mission was simple – to rescue Lally and Derri from the evil kaerlings.

But catching up with the kaerlings proves to be anything but simple, and the five companions discover that they can’t completely trust each other.

This is the seventh volume in the epic saga that is The Kaerling.

Watch the book trailer HERE!

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10 days to go!

5 September, 2021

Only 10 days to go before Uneasy Allies is launched!

Five disparate people drawn together in pursuit of one goal. 

I so enjoyed the latest instalment of The Kaerling. The action was pacy and compelling. The characters had really settled into themselves and were well-rounded. I read it all in one sitting and was totally engrossed! Jenny Poulter

And, if you like haiku, check out my published haiku online at Scifaikuest and have also had 2 other haiku published by them in their print journal (on page 23!)

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