New release: Scotland’s Guardians
Posted by Cat
Here it is: Scotland’s Guardians
Since Bryanna grows up in Scotland, she is familiar with Hobgoblins, Selkies, and Kelpies from the tales of her homeland. But she is extremely surprised when she starts seeing these creatures one day. Is she hallucinating? Before she can ask her father’s advice, he is kidnapped by a woman whose scent seems awfully familiar. Instead of calling the police, Bryanna follows the kidnapper and lands smack-dab in the middle of the adventure of her life. It’s just as well she knows the old legends and myths well enough. The world she lands in is murderously dangerous. And even if she survives the journey, she is fated to kill her father.
All right, I played around with the cover some more, but I didn’t like the way the letters obstructed the lovely picture. I think it’s better now. Hopefully, you think so too.
I got the idea to this story during one of my numerous visits in Scotland. Beside the unbelievably beautiful nature, this country has much to offer particularly one thing: the supernatural. Every region has its own mythical creature, and every Scotsman knows at least one haunted house or Loch monster. No matter whether on the mountains, at the coast, or in the valleys, there are as many stories about Brownies (household sprites), Boobries (giants birds), and Kelpies (waterhorses) as there are grains of sand by the sea. Fascinated, I decided to put at least some of these creatures into a novel. It took form after a woman appeared in my mind whose eyes mirrored the Scottish moors and not the garden she looked at.
I very much hope you will enjoy Scotland’s Guardians. Let me know if it does.
About CatI am an author and a triple mum. I am living in Northern Germany with my family and my dog.
Posted on January 29, 2013, in Age - Young Adult, Authors - Katharina Gerlach, Genre - Fantasy Stories, or browse all books and tagged fantasy adventures, kelpie, Loch Ness, mythology, Scotland. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.