Welcome to the Official website of Karen Maitland

Author of medieval thrillers including The Vanishing Witch, Liars and Thieves, Falcons of Fire and Ice, The Gallows Curse and The Owl Killers.

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.

If you visit the Myth & Magic page you'll discover all kinds of medieval facts, folklore and forgotten words, as well as medieval recipes.

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!

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Video Trailer for the paperback version of Falcons of Fire & Ice. View more Karen Maitland videos on YouTube.

News & Events

On Sunday 7th September 3-4 pm I will be signing copies of my books at Waterstones, Uxbridge. More details on the News and Events page!

A special limited edition hardback  version of 'The Vanishing Witch' has been exclusively commissioned by Goldsboro.

THE VANISHING WITCH was an Apple iBook Book OF THE MONTH for August!

Details of where and when I will be speaking at different venues, including in Northern Ireland and France are in the News and Events section.

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Myth & Magic

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 ....

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The Books