The Baron's Quest: Volume 1

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Erika Donas sets out to dramatically change her life for the better after a bad break-up by purchasing a house in much need-of-care in Predjama, Slovenia, which she plans to renovate into a B&B. It is right near Predjama Castle, the home of the legendary Baron, Erazem Lueger. A headstrong and rebellious knight, Erazem rebelled against the Holy Roman emperor Fredrick III, slaying any loyal to him. Infuriated, Frederick III dispatched the governor of Trieste to capture and kill Erazem. For a year and a day Erazem was besieged in his impregnable fortress.

Erika has always been fascinated by the man and the legend, from recurring dreams with Erazem, or from the strong sense of déjà-vu whenever she’s in Predjama. Days later she meets Viktor, a journalist who is writing a book on Erazem Lueger. Erika then finds a box of letters and discovers they are letters between Erazem and a mystery woman named Francesca Bonfini. She invites Viktor to help explore her discovery.

As the letters and the story unfold, Erika discovers that Viktor is Erazem, a 15th century time-hopping Baron who is convinced she is the reincarnation of his lost beloved. He forcefully takes her back to the 15th century, at the height of the siege. But when the blood-thirsty Francesca starts infusing with her modern-day self, the true battle begins for Erika...
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About the author

Andrew W. Cole, type 1 diabetic, tropical Cairns born and raised, moved to Brisbane after school to start afresh. Always keeping to himself, a lifelong passion for story telling came a reality in his 20's. A love for the power of a handwritten letter an an infatuation with creating a story on Robin Hood that had not been told before, through research Andrew found his new character. Armed with his Baron, Andrew dived headfirst into the world of novel-writing...
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Mar 27, 2017
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Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures. In His Majesty’s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.

Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.

Thrust into England’s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England’s shores to China’s palaces, from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

From the Hardcover edition.
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