Who will care for the strange frog who has floated ashore? What can be done about his missing sister? And how can a very small frog outwit a large, furry Thing? —But Pibbin has made a promise, and he means to keep it.
Book 5 in TALES OF FRIENDSHIP BOG ~An easy reading adventure for ages 7 and up. ~Includes colorful illustrations, story map, and frog photographs.
In the frozen wastes of a new ice age, a boy must become a man. Having forgotten who he is, this youth must accept his destiny to lead, fight, and die if necessary for what he believes . . . or a magic from a lost era will destroy them all. As a tyrannical empire rises, he and his childhood companions must band together as warriors to battle against savage creatures, an army of zealots, and an evil they are only just beginning to understand . . .
Heirs of BjornsGaard ~
A thousand years ago, on the Day of Cataclysm, the world changed. Mountains rose from plains, continents fell into oceans, colossal tempests obliterated civilizations, and jotun, creatures of legend and superstition, rose up. The New Ice Age began, blanketing the world in snow and an army of draugr, dead warriors, walked the earth destroying every remnant of the old age.
From the ashes, the Church and the Clan BjornsGaard united humanity behind their banners, rallying knights and heroes to face this new world. Under their leadership, mankind overthrew the draugr and retook control of its destiny.
In the centuries since, the Church grew into an empire, controlling most of the continent. Though its origins were noble, the Church State grew based on greed, racism, and slavery. Only two militant orders of knights, the Hospitalars and the Tau, allied with the islands of the BjornsGaard Commonwealth stood against the Church States expanding pogroms. But during the intervening years, the Kings of BjornsGaard had grown corrupt and weak. In one night, the entire family was assassinated, opening the way for the Church to expand spreading its suppression and holocaust.
But in BjornsGaard’s farthest northern island, hope is dawning. In the Hospitalar’s Northern Compound five orphans, physically and intellectually gifted and trained by the Hospitalar knights to fight, to heal, and to reason, grow up together. With a bond tighter than normal siblings and forged stronger by pain and loss, these five will grow to challenge the Church State and accept their destiny as leaders in this new age.
*Disclaimer* Heirs of BjornsGaard is a clean fantasy adventure series, meaning that there is no sexual content, nudity, or language. However, it does contain some violence and mature subject matter that may not be suitable for younger readers. Discretion is advised.
Meet RJ Redmond
About the Author R.J. Redmond told his third-grade teacher that when he grew up, he wanted to live in a cabin on the water and write stories. Throughout his life, this dream has remained the same. Mr. Redmond holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University and a Juris Doctorate from the Gonzaga School of Law. A. Elaine Dunlap-Redmond is Mr. Redmond’s business manager, agent, and partner in all things. They live together on the Puget Sound in Washington State. For more information on this book and others, visit Votes4Sasquatch.com.
Condemned as heretics by the Catholic Church, the 13th-century Cathars are persecuted, tortured, and finally burned alive at Montségur. But according to legend they hide their riches and relic beyond the castle walls on the eve of their demise. In the 1930s, Otto Rahn dedicates his life to recovering the long forgotten relic, and coerced by Himmler joins the SS to find the ‘Holy Grail’ for the Nazis. Exposed as both Jewish and homosexual, Rahn commits suicide. But not before he entrusts his notes to his niece. Notes that have never been found. Seeking a challenge after retiring early, businessman Steve Jackson embarks on a modern-day search for the fabled Cathar cache. With French girlfriend, Manon Lubin, they locate Rahn’s abandoned clues in the Black Forest. The notes become a key to locating a religious discovery even greater than the Dead Sea Scrolls, and unleash a 750-year old time-capsule of revenge that threatens to shake the Church of Rome to its foundations. The massacre of the Cathars and the true story of Otto Rahn are interweaved and then continued with the fictional search for the treasure and relic. Rich in historical detail, this fascinating and absorbing story, set in France and London, climaxes with a thought-provoking and controversial conclusion that brings The Heretics’ Revenge.
Meet Martin Barrett
Martin Barrett is a retired design engineer living in the small New Zealand old gold mining town of Arrowtown in Central Otago. Raised and educated in London, he and his wife have traveled throughout France over many years. Interest in the 13th century Cathar heretics of Montségur, in south-west France, and their treasure and relic has taken him on two research trips to Cathar stronghold. Motivation for The Heretic’s Revenge was twofold. Could the Cathar treasure be found today, and what might it turn out to be? And secondly, a complete account of the siege of Montségur and the 20th-century involvement of Otto Rahn just needed to be told. Martin hates books with excessive padding and storylines that are implausible and has strived to avoid this. He enjoys skiing, biking, and walking in the mountains surrounding Arrowtown.