Summary: Twin daughters of an ancient Bedouin king struggle under the weight of an ominous prophecy that threatens to divide them forever. Royal sibling rivalry explodes as the young women realize that they must fight for their future and for the love of Alexio, the man they both love. The Tale of Nefret chronicles their lives as they travel in two different directions. One sister becomes the leader of the Meshwesh while the other travels to Egypt as an unwilling gift to Pharaoh.
Summary: The first Norman castle is being built in Engla-lond–whether the Anglo-Saxons want it or not. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the “Last Tales of Mercia” are ten short stories featuring real historical figures and characters from the “Sons of Mercia” series. All ten stories form a prequel to the novel, “Edric the Wild.” Though strongly connected to the series, they can be read independently.
Summary: This story is set in Romania during the war years. The youngest son of the Itzkavitz family sets out to avenge the rape of his sister at the hands of a fascist soldier. During the months that follow, Ethan thinks of nothing other than the disgrace of Irina. At liberation he learns that the rapist has escaped and found refuge in the French Foreign Legion. Ethan takes up the pursuit which spans three continents before he corners his prey in Indochina. Both Ethan and his adversary, Stanescu, are involved in a withering fire fight with the Vietminh. Ethan is severely wounded and saved by Stanescu. As he recovers, Ethan is faced with the dilemma of reconciling his planned assassination with the heroism of Stanescu. His time to make his decision is cut short when the French authorities seek to court martial him. His only hope of acquittal rests with Stanescu.
Summary: Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die.
Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives.
Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England.
All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?
Summary: It is the autumn of 1938 when Julia Kaufmann meets Erich Schmidt while studying medicine at the German University in Prague. With Hitler’s army soon to invade the city and the terror of World War II looming, it is the worst of times for a Jew and a German to fall in love. As the excitement of the eugenics movement gives way to outright genocide, and the fear sweeping across Europe grows into madness, Julia and Erich find themselves forced to travel two very different paths—ones which will determine the fate of their love and, ultimately, the fate of their souls.
A Perfect Madness takes us on a journey back to a dark time when the fight for survival often eclipsed the fight for the truth. Beautifully and provocatively written, it examines the crippling effects of fear on the human mind, asking painful questions of moral choice we cannot afford to leave unanswered. About the Author: Frank Marsh was a trial attorney for twenty-five years and then a university professor of philosophy, law, and bioethics. He has published six books on bioethics, numerous articles, and scripted documentaries dealing with medicine, genetics, and law. He also is the author of the novel Rebekka’s Children.