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Curse of Kings trailer is out NOW!

February 2013

The 'writer to watch' (Inis magazine) Alex Barclay has released a trailer to mark the release of her first Trials of Oland Born instalment, Curse of Kings.

Click below to watch it!


Happy Publication Day Alex!

October 2012

Blood LossThe latest chilling installment in our bestselling author Alex Barclay's series featuring the unstoppable Ren Bryce is released today!

FBI agent Ren Bryce takes on her most heart-wrenching case yet when a fathers work places his young daughter in terrible danger

Every year Mark and Erica Whaley take a trip to Colorado to celebrate their wedding anniversary. This year they have more cause than ever to celebrate theyve finally been granted overnight access with Laurie, Marks 11-year-old daughter from his previous marriage. But their relaxing family break is shattered when they return from dinner in the hotel to find both Laurie and her 16-year-old babysitter, Shelby, missing

"Alex Barclay has to be the best-looking thriller writer in Ireland . . . and possibly anywhere else for that matter. She also happens to be one of the best. She will be able to star in her own movies when they start turning her bestselling books into films." Review from the Irish Independent, www.independent.ie

Trials of Oland Born: Curse of Kings by Alex Barclay is out today!

January 2013

"Fiercely imaginative, with razor-sharp twists and a plot that moves so fast it ignites" Derek Landy, author of Skulduggery Pleasant.

The first instalment of the highly anticipated fantasy trilogy by Alex Barclay is out today! Congratulations Alex!

The setting is a hugely atmospheric fantasy world of medieval castles, Romanesque games arenas, supernatural forests and harsh seas. Terrifying hybrid creatures and monsters abound – and Oland’s greatest ally is a girl called Delphi who has dark secrets of her own.

Fourteen-year-old Oland Born lives in dark times, in a world ruled by evil tyrant, Vilius Ren. Vilius and his fearsome, bloodthirsty army have wrecked the prosperous kingdom of Decresian, once ruled by good King Micah. Oland himself has been kept as Vilius’s servant in grim Castle Derrington, and he knows little about his past – or why Vilius keeps such a sharp, close eye on him.

One night, Oland finds a letter addressed to him, from the long-dead king. No sooner has he read the message than a mysterious stranger tries to kidnap him. Oland runs, the dead king’s warning ringing in his ears…

If Oland is to live he must restore the shattered kingdom. This is his quest. This is his curse. Let the trials of Oland Born begin…

“Curse of Kings firmly establishes Alex Barclay as a name to watch in the world of children’s books.” Sarah Webb, The Irish Independent

Trials of Oland Born: Curse of Kings is Alex Barclay's first title for young readers. Brazilian Portuguese rights have already been sold to Bertrand Brasil. Trials of Oland Born: Curse of Kings is published in the UK by HarperCollins Children’s Books on January 31st 2013.

Alex's Ihit!!

July 2010

iBook StoreAlex Barclay's stunning new Ren Bryce thriller Time of Death has been chosen as book of the week on the iBook Store.

Time of Death sold over 4000 copies after three days of sales and is featuring in Asda's summer reading promotion.

FBI agent Ren Bryces hunt for some of the countrys most dangerous killers is about to turn into a nightmare. There is unfinished business between Ren and those she is pursuing, and soon she is forced to confront both personal and professional traumas.

Then someone close to Ren is murdered and secrets from her past look set to be revealed, throwing her into a world of fear, paranoia and danger.

Dark forces are at work and someone is determined to destroy Rens life. But time is running out and Ren must catch a killer before he catches her

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