Ansgar : The Struggle of a People. the Triumph of the Heart.
Set in a medieval-like world, the novel "Ansgar" is Part I of the epic fantasy Windflower Saga trilogy, a multi-genre adventure/romance/fantasy saga about the only mixed-race noble family in the region. Ansgar, youngest son of King Bogumil of Kimbria, has never visited the southernmost lands of his dukedom. No one lives in the vast Wastelands except a few fishermen, nuns, monks, and the remnants of the Kimbrii people. These original inhabitants of Kimbria were once famous as horsemen and mounted archers but are now on the brink of extinction. Returning to his homeland after several years away, Ansgar journeys directly to the south to search for the Kimbrii but his ship and crew are lost in a storm at sea. Near death he slowly heals at a remote monastery, presumed dead by his family, and still determined to search for the Kimbrii. Eventually he wanders into the Wastelands searching for a reported Kimbrii village. On the way he loses his water supply and food, and then falls into a cavern. Near death, he is rescued by Keholani, a young Kimbrii clan chief. Their tender love story results in the founding of a family whose story further unfolds in the remaining two parts of the trilogy as the family continues to help preserve and protect the unique culture of the Kimbrii people and their mixed race descendants.
- Paperback | 220 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 394.62g
- 14 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Aleksandra Layland
Aleksandra Layland is a retired civil engineer and federal civil servant who worked primarily for the United States Air Force as a senior installation engineering manager responsible for buildings, airfields, infrastructure, fire protection, and emergency preparedness. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Western Caroline Islands where she helped build school classrooms and cafeterias, low income housing, and simple village water distribution systems.