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The Day of Weird

24 January, 2020

Today marks the launch of my paperback, The Day of Weird!

The Day of Weird Paperback Cover

The Day of Weird Paperback Cover

 

Erl looked up and saw something large and black descending through the rags of mist. Large webbed wings flapped with ponderous regularity and a fanged maw gaped open, emitting lightning and fire. Fear rooted Erl to the ground. This was something he had never seen before. Perhaps someone had once told him stories about such monsters, but never had he known such horror.

The ground shook beneath their feet as lightning flickered almost constantly. Erl’s fear increased as the monster descended and opened its fang-filled mouth. Then Otta pushed him aside and stepped out into the storm. Not knowing why, he tried to stop her. Erl reached out but hesitated to touch her. There was an energy about her that shimmered and danced all over her body. Fear washed through him, churning in his belly. Why was he frightened of his sister?

“Leave us!” Otta shouted into the howling night. Her voice sounded strange, as if someone else was speaking through her.

The smell of sulphur increased, then the beast flung up its head. Fearing the worst, Erl tried to grab Otta’s shoulder but felt as though he had burnt himself where his hand touched her clothes …

The Day of Weird contains the first three volumes of The Kaerling; Silver Fire, Ambassador and An Ancient Song. If you want to read the first book of The Kaerling as I intended it to be read, buy the paperback now!

Pursued by villagers for angering the gods, Otta seeks to evade capture whilst following the Unicorn’s Trail. She must deal with the dark side of her character and the memory loss of her twin as the influence of the kaerlings becomes more pronounced. Where will the Unicorn’s Trail lead her?

This paperback is available at Amazon UK and Amazon US and other Amazon stores.

Videos about The Kaerling can be found at Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three and TDOW.

Happy reading!

© Freya Pickard 2020

Olin Heon

12 October, 2019

Olin Heon Volume Four of The Kaerling is now available online!

… The figure stooped down and took a bunch of keys from the warder’s belt. Lored backed away from the barred door, feeling nervous without the protection of his staff. Nilo inserted a key into the lock and turned it. The door swung open and Lored cautiously stepped out of his cell.

“I’m not going to eat you,” Nilo said gruffly. “I’m getting you out of here.”

“Look, I don’t mean to be ungrateful.” Lored hesitated. “But who are you and why are you rescuing me?”

“Long story,” replied the other. “I’ll explain when we’re safe. We’ve got to get to the upper levels in time to avoid the klanchiefs’ procession.”

“Procession?”

“Come on!” A large hand with an iron-like grip fastened onto the taku-kevir’s left arm.

“But we need to look for my staff,” Lored protested. “I can’t leave without it!”

“Got it already.” Nilo growled. “Along with your book and clothes and spare boots. But I couldn’t find your cloak of invisibility.”

They were marching quickly along the passageway, Lored almost running to keep up with Nilo.

“I don’t have a cloak of invisibility,” he panted.

“That explains why I couldn’t find it …”

This is an extract from my latest novel, Olin Heon! Different characters, different timeline, same story – The Kaerling.

Download your copy of Olin Heon now! It’s available at a large number of online stores including Amazon US, Amazon UK, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

Check out my video about Olin Heon at YouTube!

The first volume in the series, Silver Fire, is a FREE download!

Make sure you read Ambassador and An Ancient Song before Olin Heon! Elizabeth Leaper loved Silver Fire and Ambassador so much, she reviewed them together! Cheryl Holloway features the first three volumes on her blog and Al-Alhambra reviewed Silver Fire recently!

© Freya Pickard 2019

FREE download!

6 July, 2019

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!

Discover more at Pinterest!

The Kaerling series can be found at: –

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

An Ancient Song

3 April, 2019

An Ancient Song explores the dark recesses of Otta’s soul and gives Erl a new meaning to his life.

An Ancient Song continues the twins’ quest for the “Unicorn’s Trail” with a shocking revelation at the end.

An Ancient Song takes the reader into a different world where the races are divided and immigrants seek to find their way in a strange and hostile land.

This is Volume Three of The Kaerling. It was a difficult book to write as I explored Otta’s inexplicable dislike of the despised Suryan. Like Nagaru, I wanted her to admit she had killed a man and to overcome her irrational prejudice towards the travellers who protect her.

Not everything is resolved in this volume, but, as Nagaru tells her towards the end, it’s a beginning!

Want to find out exactly how Otta and Erl escape from Aura Vere? Want to know how they discover the truth about the “Unicorn’s Trail”? Want to meet more of the Kaerlings who are both attractive and repelling at the same time?

If the answer is yes to one or more of the above questions, you need to buy An Ancient Song, now! Available at Amazon UK, Amazon US, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and many other online stores.

Not convinced yet? Check out my video about Volume Three of The Kaerling at YouTube! Alternatively, take a peek at Elizabeth Leaper’s amazing reviews of the first two books in the series at The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree!

© Freya Pickard 2019

 

Cover Reveal – An Ancient Song

18 March, 2019

An Ancient Song Volume Three of The Kaerling Series

An Ancient Song Volume Three of The Kaerling Series

Here it is! This is the e-book cover for Volume Three in The Kaerling series. What do you think?

I’ll be launching An Ancient Song in a couple of weeks’ time along with a video about it. In this volume, I’ll be revealing the truth about the mysterious “Unicorn’s Trail” and what  it really means for Otta and Erl!

If you’ve not yet come across my series, The Kaerling, Volume One, Silver Fire, is still available as a FREE Download and Volume Two, Ambassador, is available for just $1 at a variety of online stores.

Elizabeth Leaper has written an excellent review about the first two books at The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree!

If you love fantasy and enjoy reading about people who are flawed yet heroic, you’ll love this series!

© Freya Pickard 2019


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