Canada Book Awards, Winner
Independent Press Award 2020, Distinguished Favorite Historical Fiction Series
Next Generation Indie Book Award 2020 Finalist, Fiction Series
A story of war, prejudice, migration, crime, love, and heartbreak. The Prophecy Saga is a fast-moving, intriguing historical tale, spanning more than 70 years.
It begins in the fall of 1914, where friends Gerhard Lange and Otto Schmidt are excited to receive orders to join Germany's battle with France. The two soon learn there is no glory in war. They survive, but return home broken men to work alongside their fathers and restore the farming community they fought so valiantly to protect. The years pass, but war looms once again, and the two families must relocate to the safety of Bavaria.
But war is again unavoidable. Soon, Gerhard and his son, Paul, both find themselves in an army led by a tyrant. Despite the oppression of serving on the Eastern Front, a light is cast in Paul's direction when he encounters the lovely Ilse-Renata Chemiker. As the war rages, Gerhard worries about his family back home and whether there will be a future for them at all.
The Crest is dedicated to those folks who are forced to fight for what they believe in to keep their families and their country safe.
Together, The Crest, The Emerald, and The Destiny tell of the challenges and changes that external forces place on everyday people who must rise above their own expectations to meet family obligations and responsibilities - no matter how reluctant they may be to do so. They provide the listener with an opportunity to consider life from an alternate perspective.