Landfall

By Suzie Wilde

The gripping conclusion to the Book of Bera trilogy

Sci-fi & Fantasy | Fiction
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A recording of Suzie reading Sea Paths, the first book in the trilogy (for long, cold winter evenings by the fire).

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A beautiful china mug illustrated with themes from the trilogy to drink from while reading.

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Get a signed copy and a handwritten postcard from Suzie posted from somewhere Bera travels to in the trilogy...

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Bera Boxed Set

Signed copies of Sea Paths, Obsidian and Landfall presented together in handmade gift cardboard slipcase decorated with images of Norwegian woodcarving.

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Bera Bundle

A collection of rewards to celebrate the conclusion of Bera's journey.

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Become one of three patrons for the book named on a dedications page at the front of the book and receive the Bera bundle and 10 signed copies of the paperback to give to friends

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The time of peace is over. The time of war has begun.

Torn apart by the tension of being both an ordinary woman and extraordinary in her ability as a Valla to shape the future, Bera finds freedom only at sea on her beloved longboat. Weakened by the quest for Obsidian, she finds that Vikings have taken her kin as slaves on Wolf Island and she follows. This loss, especially of her daughter, makes the struggle to form some pattern from her solitary childhood into being a loving wife and mother harder still.

 A holy war is threatening this brutal land and only Bera can bring peace to save her people. She uses her smith’s iron lore and the knowledge of her Valla ancestors to follow an ancient path to a labyrinth deep underground. Once in this dark space, where human time is meaningless, she is forced to confront the spirit past. Finally knowing herself, she must make a choice that could bring her peace – and human love. Can she survive to find it?

The voyage that began with The Book of Bera: Sea Paths in 2017 and cotinued with Obsidian in 2019 ends with Landfall, Bera's most dangerous and important journey of all.

"Wonderfully imagined, full of character and intrigue, the Bera trilogy is instantly compelling, showing us how strange the past was, but also how similar it is to the present.  Very highly recommended." LEE CHILD

 

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    Suzie Wilde

    Suzie Wilde was born in Portsmouth in late summer, nearly on the beach. She is the sixth child of eight: the only girl and only survivor. Her father built a cabin cruiser called Freya but they both left one winter and she still  misses the boat. 


    After teaching, Suzie has had many jobs: maritime researcher, masseur, postman, artist, podcaster, but always to support her writing. She gained an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing in 2011 and writes full time. She is mentor to fellow authors, runs workshops and most recently has a monthly book programme on local radio. Co-presented with a local independent bookseller, Talking Books promotes everything to do with reading.


    Her debut novel, The Book of Bera: Sea Paths was published by Unbound in 2017; the sequel, Obsidian in 2019. Landfall is the final part of the trilogy, but also stands alone.

  • 1.

    Hefnir was dead.

    Bera told Heggi to steer and went forward to get clean air and think. She was bone-tired. Beneath the hull of her beloved Raven, sea creatures were returning to the empty sea; shimmering and flicking quicksilver flashes that should have made her glad. Instead there was a strange emptiness inside her. She had saved all the beasts of land and air, the settlers and children yet to come - but none of them knew.

    Hefnir could have told them.

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  • 15th October 2020 Thank you

    This short audio clip is a sincere thank you. It contains the very first two paragraphs, written in December 2010, that became The Book of Bera: Sea Paths. Little did I realise that her story was to become a trilogy, completing in 2020 only thanks to generous supporters like you. I'm so grateful that I promise not to bombard you with updates :) Spread the word!

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