Klast, loner, assassin and spy, has no idea that his destiny is linked to the maid he is sent to rescue. But even before he can fulfill it he must wrestle with his own demons, and help Lord Gaelen unmask a traitor. Failure will upset the Balance that Earth, goddess, needs to provide good harvests, health and peace. Earth has shown Liethis, true seer, that unless Klast completes his missions, more catastrophes, like the Red Fever that ravages the population, will follow. Time is short.
Yvonne Hertzberger a native of the Netherlands, immigrated to Canada in 1950. She is married with two grown children, (one married) and resides quietly in Stratford, Ontario with her spouse, Mark in a 130 year old, tiny, brick cottage, where she plans to live out her retirement. She calls herself a jill-of-all-trades Her many past paid jobs included banking, day care, residential care for challenged children, hairdressing (her favourite) retail, and customer service. She enjoys gardening, singing, the theatre, decorating and socializing with friends and family
Hertzberger is an alumna of The University of Waterloo, first with a B.A. in psychology, then and Hon. B.A. Sociology and stopped ½ a thesis short of an M.A. in Sociology. She is an avid student of human behaviour. This, and her personal experiences are what give her the insights she uses to develop the characters in her writing.
Hertzberger came to writing late in life, hence the label ‘late bloomer’. Her first Fantasy novel “Back From Chaos: Book One of Earth’s Pendulum” was published in 2009. The second volume in the planned trilogy “Through Kestrel’s Eyes” is available currently and the third book in the trilogy “The Dreamt Child” is pending.
So far all we have seen of Gaelen is the young man of strength and determined honour. We have had little to relieve the pressure of war and negotiations. But every Fantasy needs a little romance and a little positive to balance all that sturm und drang.
Gaelen finally has time to romance Marja. He has made plans for their 'joining' night, the time that their union is to be consummated. He wants this to be a positive experience for Marja, as he both needs her trust and cooperation, but also is somewhat smitten with her and wants her to, at least like him, if not love him.
His little plan is sweet, humourous and creative. You'll enjoy it.
Back From Chaos
What Cook had not told Marja was that Gaelen had sworn her to secrecy. He had something special planned for their joining night, and had requested Cook’s assistance. Now, well after midnight on the third night, he slipped into her room carrying an odd bundle wrapped in snowy linen.