Welcome to the Official website of Karen Maitland
Author of the medieval thrillers Falcons of Fire and Ice, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers and The Gallows Curse.
I am delighted to share my website with you. Here you'll find my news and information about events in which I am taking part, and also links to videos in which I talk about some of the historical background to my novels and share with you a few of the things that fascinate me about medieval life.
I do hope you will enjoy exploring the mayhem and mystery of the medieval world with me. If you want to keep up to date with the latest News & Events, why not sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter? The latest one is out now!
I am delighted to announce that I have followed my wonderful editor and moved to Headline Publishing Group who will be bringing out my next full length medieval thriller The Vanishing Witch on 14th August 2014.
But I also have a special surprise for all the fans of Company of Liars. Headline are shortly publishing an e-book novel, Liars and Thieves which features my favourite characters from Company of Liars, including Narigorm, Camelot and Zophiel in a brand new adventure, set in Northamptonshire when the company run into serious trouble in Rockingham Forest.
The e-book, Liars & Thieves, will also contain the first chapter of my forthcoming novel The Vanishing Witch, so that readers can enjoy a sneak preview. The Vanishing Witch is set in Lincoln and London in 1381, against the background of the bloody riots of the Peasants Revolt and is a dark thriller woven through with superstition and treachery.
I have been having a Chin Wag with Richard Godwin at The Slaughterhouse about Falcons of Fire and Ice. I have also been a guest on Siren FM when I had a chat with Carol Goodman, author of 'The night villa'. Do take a look at both these interviews as well as the pictures on Facebook and the weblog about the opening reception of 'Lincoln Inspired'.
There once lived a priest who did not believe that witchcraft existed. One morning he was late rising from his bed and hurried to cross the bridge to his church. Impatiently he pushed in front of an old woman, instead of letting her go first, and in so doing caused her to fall in the mud. She cursed him ....