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Local Author Publishes Debut Novel

Local author, Ruth Rathband, recently published her debut novel Siege of the Northland, an action-packed fantasy adventure.

Born and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Ruth moved to Scotland in the 1990s where she initially worked as a Regulation Analyst in the energy sector. An open university course in the arts, however, paved the way to her studying English and History at the University of Dundee.

In 2014 Ruth decided to leave her 9 to 5 day job with NHS and work full-time on her writing.

Siege of the Northland Front Cover
Siege of the Northland is book one in the Northland Series, which chronicles the adventures of Jesyka, a fearless young warrior who takes on the might of the infamous warlord, Volger.

Siege of the Northland is available now in Kindle and paperback editions on Amazon at

For more information visit Ruth’s website

Reviews on Amazon currently averaging 4.8*

“…the story lures you into this fantasy world and keeps you gripped…”

“Tears, laughter & inspiration!”

“it’s a cool story, crying out for a sequel”

“Full of interesting and quirky characters…”

“Loved this book!”

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