04 February, 2009

Paths of Exile now available



Paths of Exile was officially published by Quaestor2000 on 30 January 2009, and is now available from Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, and Amazon.com. Also available from Woodbridge Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Transreal Fiction, Edinburgh and Waterstones. Other bookshops should be able to order copies, certainly in the UK and maybe in some other countries as well.

It is also available from the Book Depository via Amazon Marketplace with worldwide shipping available. The publisher also offers direct sales, with worldwide shipping, via Amazon Marketplace (click on the Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com links above), slightly higher price than The Book Depository but with immediate despatch. For countries not covered by Amazon Marketplace, the publisher also plans to sell via Ebay.co.uk, with worldwide shipping, soon.

Description:
Britain, 605 AD. When his homeland of Deira is invaded by a powerful neighbouring kingdom, Eadwine finds himself on the run for his life. Homeless, penniless and friendless, literally with a price on his head, he must evade his enemies, avenge his brother's murder and rescue his betrothed. Along the way, he will lose his heart to another woman and discover a shattering secret that challenges all the ideals he holds dear.

Reviews:

Carla Nayland pulls the curtain back on the little known period of seventh century Britain to reveal the fascinating world of Eadwine. Filled with unforgettable characters and wonderful historical detail, Paths of Exile is historical fiction at its most intriguing.
Michelle Moran, bestselling author of The Heretic Queen


“Paths of Exile” is an epic tale of battle, honour, loyalty and betrayal that is at once exquisitely entertaining and utterly convincing. Carla Nayland's prose is irresistible, luring the reader from the comforts of the 21st century into the harsh and often bloody reality of Saxon England. A triumphant debut that demands a sequel
Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix


A powerful novel. I was completely transported to the world of seventh century Britain. A strong new voice in the field of historical fiction; Carla Nayland has written a fine book.
Elizabeth Chadwick, award-winning author of The Wild Hunt, A Place Beyond Courage, The Greatest Knight and other novels


... an exciting, tautly-plotted tale that's action-packed thriller, murder mystery, tragedy and romance all rolled into one and set in an authentic landscape I can see and touch and feel. But it's much more than that, mainly because the author has peopled her story with flesh-and-blood-characters who are both convincingly of their own time and yet, with all their fears and hopes, not at all alien to us.
Sarah Cuthbertson (full review here)

17 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

Congratulations on your publication day.

Amazon.de has it as not avaliable, but since they list it at all, they should get it. Soon, I hope. Because me wants. :)

Meghan said...

Congrats! I need to go order it now from Amazon!

Carla said...

Thanks! I hope you enjoy the book.

Gabriele - if Amazon.de list it, they should be able to fulfil an order even if they haven't got it in stock.

Constance said...

Awesome! Congrats.
Amazon is evil... Prime is evil... must go click buy...

Gabriele C. said...

Carla, they list books that are not in stock with a 8-10 days (UK) or 2-3 weeks (US) delivery. So if a book is not avaliable, they can't get it right now, but acknowledge its existence. ;)

Elizabeth Chadwick said...

Carla, congratulations!
It's a wonderful novel.
Everyone - run out and buy it!
I'm looking forward to the sequel!

Alianore said...

Many congrats, Carla!

Annis said...

Great stuff! I lurked around at Book Depository until "Paths of Exile" showed up and put in my order straight away. Now I'm waiting for it to arrive.

If Amazon.de doesn't have it yet, maybe Gabrielle could try BD as well, though I see that their price has gone up since I ordered my copy. Even so, no postage still makes it a good deal.

Carla said...

Thanks, everybody!

Elizabeth - the sequel is in progress...

Annis - you must have been fast! Thanks for buying a copy, and I hope you enjoy it. Do let me know what you think. It's strange how the prices vary from day to day, isn't it? I have no idea why.

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations, and I will be looking for this book when it's available in Toronto.

Carla said...

Barbara - thanks! It's available on Amazon Canada.

carolwarham said...

many many congratulations

Carla said...

Carol - thank you.

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

On to the wishlist it goes! Congrats on the publication...you've got some big names to endorse it! I'll also post about it on my blog!

Carla said...

Amy - thank you, and if it makes it to the top of your wishlist I hope you enjoy it!

Y Rhechen Hen said...

I await my Amazon parcel!
Cant wait to read this,I know it`ll be superb

Im pretty much a devoted fan of Cadwallon/Penda so it will be interesting to have the perception of Edwin as the good guy(as such)

Carla said...

Y Rhechen Hen - I hope Amazon won't be too long, and thank you for ordering a copy! I hope you enjoy it. This part of the story doesn't get as far as Catwallaun and Penda, though for what it's worth you may like to know that I don't really think there was a 'good guy' / 'bad guy' division as such. Or rather, both sides thought they were the good guys, and from their own view they probably both had a point. I don't plan to demonise your heroes, never fear!