Saturday, November 12, 2016

Courage of Ansgar: A Windflower Saga Novella by Aleksandra Layland

“A place at a time not now, and in a place not of our world.”
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A Windflower Saga Novella

In a time not now and in a world not of our own... Kerys of Ansgar is a young woman with a lot on her mind. She's in her last year of studies at University, and it's exam preparation week. She's VERY concerned about where she'll go and what she'll do, once she's finished at school. Just ask her roommates, Emilia and Ronny; or her Uncle John and Aunt Johanna, who raised her after she was orphaned as a child. But one thing that is definitely NOT on her mind is spending this week at the Royal Palace along with three other young women of ducal rank, being introduced to the new King of Kimbria, and competing for his hand in marriage. She enjoys riding her tall mare at a fast pace, and she's a good sprinter; but this is one race she has no interest in running. No. Let it go to one of the others. The last thing she wants to do this week is to marry a stranger and become the Queen Consort of Kimbria. This novella is related to the third part of the Windflower Saga trilogy, "Far Haven: A Quest for Certitude. A Fight for Justice." which follows the lives and adventures of some of the members of the Ansgar family of Kimbria.

Aleksandra Layland is a retired civil engineer and federal civil servant who worked primarily for the United States Air Force as a senior installation engineering manager responsible for buildings, airfields, infrastructure, fire protection, and emergency preparedness. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Western Caroline Islands where she helped build school classrooms and cafeterias, low income housing, and simple village water distribution systems. Her other interests include arts and crafts, family genealogy, religion and spirituality, fostering peace in the world, and enjoying retirement with family and friends.

The Windflower Saga series is comprised of the following volumes which trace the lives of members of the fictional Ansgar ducal family against a background of struggles between forces such as good and evil, love and hate, and war and peace. The series is a unique blending of traditional love stories and adventure and action stories in an "other world" setting, with serious spiritual and moral themes which are addressed in an overall uplifting tone. For all that the characters may face harsh realities, the story of the Ansgar family is a happy one.

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The Windflower Saga Trilogy:

Related novellas and children’s books:
The Feathered Crown, A Windflower Saga Novella
Bind Not the Heart, A Windflower Saga Novella
Far Endeavor, A Windflower Saga Novella
Tiyo, The Dog Who Saved Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids
Bright Star, A Pony of the Kimbrii, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids
Keri and Kalina, A Windflower Saga Chapter Book
Golden Skye of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Middle Grade Novel

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