Monday 9 May 2016

Exclusive Extract and teaser trailer stills of To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Hello booklovers! I am thrilled to be able to share with you today an exclusive extract from To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. It's not out until August so you are getting an early sneak peak into the book and an exlusive look at some of the trailer stills! The trailer is released tomorrow, so you don't have long to wait for that one! But in the meantime here are a few teasers for you.

Received at Vancouver Barracks on June 5, 1885

Wolverine River, Alaska Territory

April 13, 1885

Dearest Sophie, my love,

I do not know the chances of this letter ever reaching you, & certainly it will be a miracle if it does, but I have to seize tis chance. The Indians we employed on Alaska’s coast are to leave us now. We send them back down the river with a report to Vancouver Barracks, letters to loved ones, & a box of photograph plates Lieut Pruitt has taken thus far on the trip. They have orders to bring everything to Perkins Island & send via steamer to Vancouver.

Sophie, you do not know how precious your letter is to me. Your words have filled me with much joy & love; they keep me through the toughest days. I travel with different eyes now, eyes for home & your arms & your love & our child. It is remarkable, & at times overwhelms me, to think of how full my life has become. Just a few short years ago, I had no such ties. Each night’s camp was home enough. It may be why I had so little fear. What did I have to lose? Nothing compared to now.
I do hope you are well cared for & want for nothing. You must not worry for me. We are bone tired but safe. Already we’ve encountered many strange and unexpected adventures, which I do not have time enough to recount here. So often I have wished that you could see this land for yourself. We walk past glaciers that would bring tears to your yes for their majesty, & the Wolverine River is grand. As is my wont, I have been dedicated to my personal diary. I hope you have been as well. I long for the evenings when we can read them aloud to each other & share our days.

Trailer stills

Alaska Map

Allen writing by the fire


Credit for all three images © Fiona Woodcock, extracted from book trailer for To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey is out in ebook and paperback on 2nd August 


  1. Oh I adored The Snow Child, this sounds as magical. Looking forward to it.

    1. The Snow Child was stunning wasn't it, I am very excited for #BrightEdge :)

  2. I loved The Snow Child too! Now looking forward to To The Bright Edge Of The World - thanks for the heads up :-)

    Stephanie Jane

    1. Was a wonderful read wasn't it! And no worries at all, hope you enjoy the trailer tomorrow :)