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As Lored attempts to investigate the truth of the charges brought against Rue, the herb woman, Tari tries to hide her insecurities and doubts behind a facade of serenity.

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

Lored and Tari must keep the twins’ presence on the Isle of Kiros a secret, as the taku-kevir starts to question witnesses to events that happened over a year before.

But Lored’s investigations are hampered by the Kirridian fascination for horse-racing.

If Lored can’t free the herb woman from prison, he and Otta (who is in hiding) won’t be able to travel north to continue their pursuit of the kaerlings who have abducted Lally and Derri.

This fantasy tale will grip you from page one and won’t let you go until you’ve read every single volume in the series! If you enjoy Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Tad Williams and/or JRR Tolkien, you’ll love The Kaerling.


Meet Freya Pickard

Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, the moors, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

Prophecy’s Heirs (Arualian Archives Volume 1)

When the king of Arualia is struck down with a deadly poison, his children must go on a quest to find a cure: to the edge of the world – and beyond. As myths become realities and legends walk amongst them, long forgotten history will reveal secrets lost to time, unraveling the clues of an ancient prophecy that they will need if they hope to save their father in time. To fail means losing not just their father, but the entire kingdom as well.


Meet Emily G Watson

Emily G Watson grew up living the life of adventure in the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of Southeast Asia. Since there are no new continents to discover, and buried treasure is pretty scarce these days, she seeks new adventures as a park ranger in the Great Outdoors and as an author, creating her own worlds to explore. She also dabbles in cartography, leatherworking, and any other craft she decides to try her hand at.

Fair Wind

Lored and his companions are on a rescue mission but first they have to endure a sea voyage. “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 Lored and Otta are struck down with seasickness. Tari finds herself nursing a man she fears and a woman she hates. And Erl has worries of his own… 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? Thwarted at every turn, Lored finds himself agreeing to help the Kirridians without even knowing what needs to be done. Everything seems to be against the companions; how will they overcome the obstacles in their path? Fair Wind follows the travels of Lored, Tari, Otta and Erl as they seek to rescue two people who have been abducted by the evil kaerlings. This is the eighth volume in the epic fantasy saga that is The Kaerling.

Meet Freya Pickard

Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, the moors, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

Discoveries: Book 1 of The Magicium Series

In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity has been forced underground by Mythtakes, fantasy creatures created through the power of magicium. And when the Mythtakes rebelled, the secrets of manipulating magicium were lost. Carla is smothered in secrets. Logan obeys without thinking. Junior regrets every choice he makes. They all want one thing. All three are in a race to the broken city of Shanghai to recover a prized canister of the magical substance. Determined to brave the Open, each will discover about the lost science of magic on their quest – and will risk being torn apart by their mistakes, past and present. If you don’t know you’re in a race, how do you know when you’ve won?

Meet T N Baldwin

T.N. Baldwin is an Australian author who dreamed of writing a novel when he was a tiny boy in primary school. As a tiny man, he made several unsuccessful attempts over the years. Then, one fateful day (October 14th, 2018) he woke with THE IDEA. He began writing that day. Four months later, he completed his first draft. Seventeen drafts later, he had the first novel ready for release. And The Magicium Series was born… An English/Drama teacher in his previous life, he has lived and taught on three continents. These experiences have broadened the horizons of the boy who grew up in western NSW and Queensland in Australia. Today he lives in NSW with his wife and children – along with two dogs he pretends not to like. In his spare time he plays football and cricket, directs plays and listens to hard rock music. His first three novels, Discoveries, Disruptions and Disciples were all released in 2020. The fourth novel in The Magicium Series, Disintegration, came out in mid-August, 2021.

Lightward

Lightward is the dragon quest of our built for hero, Startus Maximus. Over land and sea, he must overcome trial, tribulation, and loss. If he is lucky and true, he will succeed. If not, he will be a quick snack. Armed with the magical Spear of Reivl and a Dragon scale shield, can he triumph and carry on the legacy of Defender?


Meet David Cleofas Avila

David Cleofas Avila is a writer, musician, artist, former mental health worker, journeyman drywall finisher, and Paul Harris Fellow.

The Secret of Azuron

What if your boy was the only one who could stop the greatest evil the world has ever known? Eleven-year old Landau discovers a treasure that will have every creature of myth and legend in pursuit of him. With the aid of his company, an odd teaming of a wizard, knight, assassin, gladiator, barbarian, mercenary and amazon, Landau must bring his treasure to the Capital to convince the Imperials who they are currently at war with to side with them and unite before the real enemy destroys them all. But the enemy constantly follows, Landau’s companions despise each other, and all he wants is to complete his quest so he can return home – but what chance does a kid have against the creator of all things evil?
The first book in ‘The Sword Empire’ series.


Meet J.R.Kearney

I have worked in retail for over twenty years. That’s bad. But I’ve also been writing the Sword Empire Series for fifteen of those years. That’s good. Living in Sydney, Australia for all my life, I began writing the series in 2005 as a series of short stories for my autistic nephew, set in the fictional world of Heldorn, that soon grew into ‘The Sword Empire’ series of today. A lover of music, anything from a Van Halen guitar solo to a Disney showtune, I’m also a big advocate for exercise while also lounging about playing the latest RPG. But mostly books are my passion, growing up watching a lot of bad movies to know what a good story should look like. Regardless of fame or fortune I will write this series purely out of enjoyment, I hope you can enjoy them too.

That One Almighty Thing

Anwar Montan, an orphaned product of an illicit fourteenth-century love affair is exiled from an aristocratic family by a grandfather who wants him dead. He is an outsider, growing up facing hardships and fighting for acceptance at a school for troubadours. Armed with no more than a thirst for knowledge of the world and a curiosity about his place in it, he enlists in his mentor’s pursuit of the most important challenge of his young life – to help uncover evidence of a nefarious cabal’s plot to oust Queen Joanna I. Anwar learns to interpret the puzzles and patterns in the world and becomes an elite code-breaker with help from his mentor, archivist Master Henri Gérard, who has been robbed of his own family’s legacy by the conspirators. Anwar and Gérard’s mission is abruptly interrupted when Anwar is unjustly conscripted into an indenture with the mercenary brigade of the leader of the cabal, Enis Charbonneau. Anwar finds love with Charbonneau’s private nurse while convalescing, but shortly after finding this hope for a life worth living, Gérard is murdered by the cabal. Anwar is framed, forcing him to escape and leave behind the woman he loves in order to avenge Gerard’s killing. He must outwit the conspirators before they have murdered everyone else that he loves and dethroned the Queen.


Meet L. E. Berry

As a child, L. E. Berry grew up enthralled with recitals by his grandmother, Oretta, performed in the oral tradition of griots, the West African storytellers. He developed his love for a good story along with an appreciation for vivid imagery through tales she passed down from the generations before her. Born into an Air Force family, Berry moved from place to place and lived at various military bases around the world. L. E. often felt like an outsider in the new communities. He used his creativity and his undeniable abilities in art, inherited from his mother, Anna, to communicate and to help establish friendships during his family’s frequent relocations. Prior to suffering a stroke in 2011, L.E. Berry worked as an accomplished visual artist and digital motion producer. Albeit unforeseen, at the age of eleven, he had taught himself to draw using his left hand in case he lost the use of the right one. Through studies of Art History, L.E. Berry developed an interest in the art of the pre-Renaissance period troubadours and considers them the world’s first Pop Stars. In fact, their literary expressions of romantic love inspired the narrative for That One Almighty Thing. He now lives in Northern California with his partner, Irina, and their two french bulldogs, Tobias Augustus and Cyrus Aurelias.

The Southren Road

The Southren Road - ASIN B089GZTHF6

THE CHRONICLES OF TALA – BOOK 1

Glorhelm, the exiled elven prince; Carant, the wry druid; Rozeka, the mysterious witch; and Anagil, the dour dwarf. Unlikely travelling companions, they are nonetheless thrown together through various quirks of fate, and when they stumble upon news of a strange quest, at first it seems to be nothing more than another way to make a living. Along with some new companions – a priest, a princess and a thief – they set off in search of five precious and rare artefacts that will save the life of Princess Faro, sole heiress to the ancient throne of Lerwichamian. Of the Seven Magic Kingdoms of Tala, a land now ravaged by the consequences of a violent and deadly war, only Lerwichamian now remains; but it is diminished, the line of Kings broken, and under the rule of the amoral Baron Fro.

As the party journey through Tala, subtle clues begin to emerge that embroil the party in a tale far more important and desperate than they could have realised. Why has Kajan Thar, the Baron’s Chief of Staff, chosen a greenhorn such as Baranil the inexperienced priest to accompany them? Why has the Baron not been seen in public for months? Who is this curious necromancer who has allegedly ensnared the Princess in her sleeping state? Can they really trust the seemingly kindly Payadanian, head of the Church of Haltor? And then there are the secrets held deep inside the members of the party themselves…

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The Butterfly Tree & other stories

The Butterfly Tree & other stories (Dragonscale Diffusions Book 2) - ASIN B087TW882Y

Five tales from the land of Nirunen. 

Five tales out of legend and ancient mythology.

Five tales of men and women who are not yet heroes.

Five tales of fabulous creatures and monsters.

Five tales from history in a world very different from our own.

Three women … Escaping from the harsh demands of society. Refusing to live their lives according to the rigid rules of narrow-minded villages and towns. Slipping out of the clutches of tyrannical men and discovering who they really are. These are tales of women who are not strong warriors or sexual predators. 

Spend a while with Eran, a man despised, who cannot lead the life he wants because of a disability. Meet Lored, a taku-kevir who experiences life as a series of tests …

Mermaids, monsters, unicorns and butterflies. Nirunen is a place to face your worst nightmares and to live your most delightful dreams.

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