The Sarnian is now available on Kindle Unlimited

You can now read The Sarnian for free, if you’re signed up to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited programme.

Members can now download both Dead in the Water and Blowfish for free from the Kindle Store.

That’s a £1.99 saving on each book ($2.99 in the US), and with unlimited device usage enabled on both of them – and on all future releases – you can load them onto as many readers as you like, including smartphone apps, and pick up the story wherever you happen to be.

If you’re not a member of Kindle Unlimited, then don’t worry – the book is still available to buy, as before, and can be read on as many Kindle-compatible devices and apps as you require.

Sharing your books

Don’t keep a good thing to yourself – if you’re in the US.

Every book in The Sarnian series is authorised for lending, so US-based readers can share the story with other Kindle users for up to 14 days at a time. As soon as this feature is enabled outside of the US, we’ll add it to UK downloads, too.

To lend a book from The Sarnian series, log into your account at and navigate to Manage Your Content and Devices. Click the actions button (three dots) beside the title you want to loan, pick the option to lend it and enter the email address of the person you want to send it to.

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Review copies

Review samples are available for publications, blogs and broadcast outlets. If you'd like a copy of book 1, send an email to stating the name of the publication, blog or broadcaster that will be carrying the review.

Competition copies

If you would like to give away a copy or copies of The Sarnian, this is also possible. Drop us a line using the address above outlining your idea.

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The Author

The Sarnian series is written by Nik Rawlinson, who was born in Guernsey and, although he doesn't currently live there, returns regularly. He is a journalist, author and broadcaster working for a wide range of lifestyle titles in the UK and beyond. Find out more at

The name

The name The Sarnian has two distinct meanings. It's up to the reader to decide which they prefer:

  1. It's the name of the newspaper for which Ollie works
  2. The Latin name for Guernsey was Sarnia. Thus, Ollie could be considered to be the Sarnian of the series title

Get in touch


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About Guernsey

Guernsey miscellany

The Sarnian series of books is published by Ovingo Limited. Ovingo Limited is a private limited company, registered in England and Wales, number 7468217. Registered office: 16 The Maltings, Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire, SG12 8UU.

For the avoidance of doubt

All of the characters, organisations, publications and narrative of the Sarnian series, any related publications, products and web sites are fictitious. Characters, events, organisations and publications are not intended to refer to actual entities or events and any similarity is unintentional and entirely coincidental.

What's this all about?

This web site, and its contents, are here to support The Sarnian, a series of books set on and around the Channel Islands, and Guernsey in particular. It started as a means of keeping track of each character so that their features, loves, desires, abilities, looks and so on didn't change from book to book and has grown to become a complete encyclopedia of the series. Unless otherwise stated, the images included on this site were taken by The Sarnian author, Nik Rawlinson, who is also the author of the content.


Rights to the contents of this website and the Sarnian series are retained by Nik Rawlinson. ©2014 - 2024 Nik Rawlinson. All Rights Reserved.

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