The Copper Sign – A Medieval Story

Starting 6 Dec 2011, Katia Fox’s book The Copper Sign has become available in English.

I read the German version about a year ago and was immediately captured by Katia’s writing style. In the end, I read all three books, with the first two The Copper Sign and The Silver Falcon being my favorites.

The second book also got me interested in falconry, which prompted a visit to the same falconry, where Katia had done her research on the topic.

The Copper Sign is a historical novel, set in the 13th century in medieval England. Ellenweore, the main character, is a young girl aspiring to become a sword smith. She manages to enter an apprenticeship and dreams of forging the perfect sword for the King someday.

She has to overcome many obstacles on her journey, all the while depicted as a strong protagonist. This historical fiction, with interesting tidbits along the way, makes for a very good read. The writing is so good that I am contemplating reading the same book once more – in English, this time.

The Copper Sign – on Kindle

Special offer:

Only today, 09 December 2012, Kindle readers can download The Copper Sign, written by Katia Fox, from for only 99 pence including VAT & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet.

This offer is only valid today (source: Katia Fox on facebook).

Note: Not available to buyers in Germany.

The Copper Sign by Katia Fox

I have read the trilogy of Das Kupferne Zeichen (The Copper Sign), Der Silberne Falke (The Silver Falcon), and Der Goldene Thron (The Golden Throne), in German, written by Katia Fox.

I am quite delighted to know The Copper Sign will soon be available in English as well.

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Earlier this year, I also got to meet the author at a book reading in Bad Homburg.

Her first book is now available on pre-order at

The Copper Sign

Release date: 06 December 2011.

The second book of her trilogy, The Silver Falcon, is scheduled for release in December 2012. No release date has been set for the trilogy’s final book.

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German Street Signs

Street sign near Wehrheim

For the category Our own language blunders, I have found another one by chance as we were driving around and getting lost in the darkness on Saturday evening. This time though, it is for the reader to locate the mistake and feel free to share your knowledge with a comment.

The Gemeindevorstand (parish council) either wrote this himself or at least had to approve of the text. Could the blunder be a Hessian dialect?

The sign was spotted outside of Wehrheim, a small town 30 km (20 miles) north of Frankfurt.

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