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Elkadanu

15 May, 2022

It’s here! You can now read Elkadanu at iTunes, Kobo and Nook as well as on Kindle!

Tari held the divining rod in her hands, feeling the peeled bark beneath her fingers. She walked slowly up and down on the short turf, all her senses open to the slightest quiver in her hands. Nothing.

As she walked, she imagined she was Undine, priestess of Aqua, who had been her protector, confidant and guide for nearly a year. Undine had been tall and slender and serene. Tari was not tall and was curvy, rather than slim and, until recently, hadn’t felt serene at all. However, the treu-priestess had learnt, that by just pretending to be Undine, she could feel calm and confident, and that, in turn, encouraged other people to think she was serene.

This was especially important in the Cathair on Kiros where everyone looked at Tari all the time. Her relationship with the Queen was secure but Tari couldn’t afford to let anyone else know how terrified she was of this role that Lored, the taku-kevir had thrust upon her.

Tari paused at the edge of the hill and set the forked hazel stick on the ground, releasing her fingers, flexing her wrists. She stared out over the land and sea, looking down at the Cathair below. From here, the castle looked small; the tops of grey walls and slate roofs were dull beneath the clouded sky. A pale road wound through the town below the Cathair, ending at the harbour with toy-size boats and ships at anchor. The ocean appeared flat and grey and stretched out in a large curve towards the far horizon. To the west, green, wooded hills cast shadows towards the castle, and, to the east, farmland gave way to a distant darkness that Tari assumed was the Wild Wood.

Above is a short extract from Elkadanu, which is being launched TODAY! It’s available at a multitude of book stores, including iTunes, Nook & Kobo and is also available on Kindle at ALL marketplaces.

Watch the Book Trailer HERE!

If you have a Spotify account you can listen to my playlist for Elkadanu HERE!

“This is a fantastic read. The characters are all well drawn and the landscape through which the characters move is just right – familiar and easily imaginable, yet quite magical as well.” W Thomas

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Coming Soon!

1 May, 2022

Elkadanu, Volume 9 of The Kaerling, will be available to purchase on 15th May!

Above is my own interpretation of the book and below, is the book cover! What do you think?

“The character development is nicely handled. Tari is maturing into her role, but I like that she still has certain insecurities and doubts which she tries to hide behind the priestessy exterior she thinks she should have. This makes her a very real character and one we can easily identify with. We all put on a front to some degree, I think. Lored, too, comes across as a complex and sympathetic character. I’m looking forward to seeing how the relationship between him and Tari plays out in the future. Rue, too, is very well-drawn, as are the Queen and the cast of supporting characters.” W Thomas

What does Elkadanu mean? How will Tari cope with her doubts and insecurities? And will Lored be able to find enough evidence to free Rue, the herb woman, from prison?

Find out in ….

Cover Reveal!

26 November, 2021

Here’s the cover reveal for my forthcoming book, Fair Wind.

Fair Wind is the eighth volume in The Kaerling series. In this book, the companions are still trying to catch up with the kaerlings who have abducted two people they are determined to rescue.

If you’ve not yet started the series, the holiday season is perfect for getting yourself lost in the mysterious world of Nirunen. Download the entire series on Kindle and also at Nook, Kobo, iTunes and other online stores!

This is my last post for 2021. I hope you all have a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I’ll be back online early January as I launch Fair Wind.

Thank you for reading my blog this year. I hope to see you all again in 2022!

Much love

Freya xxx

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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Coming Soon!

30 August, 2021
bright
flames flicker
warm weary faces
as distrust circles this
campfire

elfje © Freya Pickard 2021

In a couple of weeks time I’ll be launching the next novella in The Kaerling series. It will be priced at £0.99 for a few weeks to celebrate the launch!

You don’t need to have read the previous 6 volumes, but it will help if you know a bit about the background of the main characters.

And, if you prefer to read in paperback, Uneasy Allies will be available by the end of 2022 as part of Water Sister.

Do you want to discover my book covers well before they’re launched? Do you want to discover back stories to characters and historical events mentioned in The Kaerling? Do you want to know how I live my life? If you do, please consider donating on my Patreon Profile!


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