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Hidden Lands

15 September, 2020

“Beautifully written and it held my attention from start to finish.” E Baxter

Grey, crumpled bark, like ossified wrinkles spiralled around the trunk and up into the branches. It was not a tree he was familiar with but he stared at it, seeing the silver lichen that grew in tiny clusters on each rise of bark, leaving the dips in the tree’s skin dark and shadowed. The leaves above his head rustled faintly, although no breeze touched Lored’s cheek.

Tearing his eyes from the bark, the taku-kevir stared up at the rippling pattern of yellow light and green shadow. Each leaf had a serrated edge and pale veins branched in pairs from the centre. Although the sun did not appear to be shining, golden light glowed above the leaves, illuminating Lored’s face. He kept his head bent back, drinking in the other-light as if it was Power itself. The leaves flickered, shivered and fell still. The shadows ceased shifting and it was as if Lored stared into a bowl of sunshine.

The pack pony snorted nervously, breaking the spell. Lored stared around, wondering why he had stopped. He felt a shiver of recognition slip down his spine. No breeze and the leaves around him still moved. He had forgotten that the trees were more alive here in Zorat, that the whole forest responded to the will and command of the Zoratti …

This is a short extract from Hidden Lands, Volume Five of The Kaerling! This is one of the hidden lands that Lored, the taku-kevir from Olin Heon re-discovers during the course of the tale.

Download Hidden Lands now at Amazon UK, Amazon US, iBooks, Nook & Kobo!

Watch the video HERE!

Hidden Lands Cover Reveal!

27 August, 2020

Here’s the book cover for my forthcoming title “Hidden Lands”! What do you think?

This will be the 5th Volume in The Kaerling series. It is designed to be read by itself but once you’ve read it, you’ll want to read the others in the series too! Find out more about The Kaerling HERE and on Pinterest!

Will YOU be buying it?!

I’m looking for author interview hosts in order talk about my writing and this soon-to-be-released book – can you help? If so, please send an email to freya.pickard@gmail.com with I WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU in the subject line!

I’ve also re-created the covers for all the books in The Kaerling series so far …

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

Do you Read & Review?

30 July, 2019

If you do, I need your help!

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I have a FREE e-book that I would like to use in promotions on both My Book Cave and Bookbub. Silver Fire is the first in The Kaerling series, thus it is free! I have been saving up my Patreon contributions to fund a Bookbub and a My Book Cave promotion and am nearly there!

Please would you consider reviewing Silver Fire during your Summer Break so that I can proceed with my marketing campaign? I need 20-25 4-5 star reviews over Amazon and Goodreads to even be considered for a promotion.

Silver Fire can be downloaded for FREE at: –

Amazon UKAmazon USiBooksNookKobo

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If you don’t subscribe to any of these on-line stores, please send an email to freya.pickard@gmail.com with “I want to review Silver Fire” in the subject line and either PDF or MOBI or E-PUB in the body of the email and I will send you the appropriate file.

Find out what readers have already said about Silver Fire at Amazon, Goodreads, The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree  and IndiesToday!

Thank you for your support! Much love! Freya xxx

FREE download!

6 July, 2019

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 freya.pickard@gmail.com 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!

Uneasy Allies follows the five companions as they pursue the kaerlings through the remote countryside of Falnaboldu. Their mission is 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.

“The action was pacy and compelling.” J Poulter

The book trailer for Uneasy Allies is available HERE.

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


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