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Ruth Rathband | Author of 'Seige of The Northlands'

If you are looking for Ruth Rathband at Forward Coaching (my Self-Coaching website) please go to forwardcoaching.co.uk

'Stories possess a spark, a power: to comfort, connect, destroy, transform - and even to heal. Everyone has a story to tell. And everyone can appreciate a great story well told.'  Bobette Buster

I have learnt that whatever fires your soul and brings you joy as a child will stay with you all your life. And so for me that love of stories, whether through books, movies, plays, poetry or storytelling - is as strong today as it ever was.

As a multi-genre author I am currently developing two new fiction series:

  • The Northland Series - Fantasy Adventure
  • Smith & Greenway: Victorian Detectives - Historical Crime.

Book 1 in The Northland Series is my debut novel Siege of the Northland

Siege of the Northland is the story of a fearless young warrior called Jesyka: the Northland's one true heir of the ancient Tribe of Skea. When, as ‘the gifted one’, Jesyka is called upon to fulfil her destiny, and stand with her adopted people against the infamous warlord, Volger, so begins the adventure that will touch her heart and scar her soul...

AVAILABLE NOW in paperback from Bookshops

AND in paperback and on kindle from Amazon

From Amazon 5* Reviews

Siege of the Northland Book Cover

'...the story lures you into this fantasy world and keeps you gripped...'

'Fast paced adventure fantasy...'

'It's a cool story, crying out for a sequel.'

'Full of interesting and quirky characters.'

'Loved this book!'

'...great story and vivid characters that hold you right to the end.'

A perfect read for all ages, with plenty of plot-twists, a wonderfully evil villain and a strong female protagonist! What more could you ask for??’

‘Action packed and fast paced, I finished this in nearly one sitting!’

‘Full of interesting and quirky characters, from the intriguing Balac, the dapper Zabian and his jewelled boots to the fearsome Volger. Looking forward to the next adventure.’

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