Sunday, March 02, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Enchantments of the Haglady (Alan R. Smith)


New Indie Book Release:
Enchantments of the Haglady: Ancient Lands, Wonders, Adventures - Alan R. Smith
YA Fantasy (Time Travel) - (266 pages - February 2014)

Enchantments of the Haglady blends history and fantasy as it explores the time travels of two orphans, a girl from the 21st Century, the other, a boy from the 11th Century, who meet on the docks of Venice just before the First Crusade.

"Alan Smith deftly bends time and place as we join a self-confident Kathryn and the strong-willed Antonio in this fantasy adventure as their dreams and reality crossover time from the present-day Jersey Shore to Medieval Venice and Constantinople. Many mysteries are solved as the Haglady will certainly enchant young readers!" - Reader Review


About the Book

Enchantments of the Haglady (Alan R. Smith)
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Enchantments of the Haglady explores the “dream” world of a young girl, and the “struggle to survive” of a young boy, each who overcome heartbreak, misfortune, and calamity through their strength of character and a belief in themselves.

This intricately crafted novel walks the line between historical time-travel and fantasy, balancing the two with ease as it explores the travels of the two orphans, a girl from the 21st Century, the other, a boy from the 11th Century, who grow strong in spite of their tragedies, and meet on the docks of Venice just before the First Crusade.

The Enchantments will transport the reader to ancient lands of pirates, shipwrecks, a kidnapping, an emperor and empress, a princess, a first infatuation that crosses over centuries, and the always present and mysterious Haglady.






About the Author

Author Alan R. Smith
Author Alan R. Smith
Alan R. Smith spent 37 years as a U.S. Marine serving on both Active and Reserve duty.

He has traveled extensively throughout the world studying people and their cultures. His passion is bringing his stories to students from elementary school to college. Presently, he is a professor of history at the college level. He has found his students and friends love stories of where they “have not been.”

His goal is to have his readers wrap themselves with the clothes of the story and insert themselves into the past.


Connect with Alan R. Smith via the Author's Website
and Twitter: @authoralansmith.