Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 4, 2009
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: Scotland's Defiance: Scotland's Final Fight for Freedom; The Gallienus Chronicles, Vol. I: The Road to the Throne; and Turnagain: Discovering the Northwest Passage. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
Scotland's Defiance: Scotland's Final Fight for Freedom
($15.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7812-4, paperback
The year is 2005. For almost three hundred years, Scots had lived quietly and passively under the control and domination of a foreign power: England! It almost seemed like nothing could ever awaken the Scottish people to the lies, rape, and pillage of their homeland by every government that came to power in England. Every natural resource in Scotland had been stolen by the successive English governments, including the massive oil and gas reserves in the North Sea. The revenues generated from these resources went directly to the English government, and only a paltry sum was ever returned to Scotland.
A corrupt Prime Minister aligned himself with a private English construction company to complete a plan to steal the most precious resource in Scotland -- fresh water from Scottish lochs -- and pipe it to southern England for sale to the public. Billions of pounds were at stake, and the Prime Minister was willing to do anything to ensure he got his share, including massacre and murder.
One true Scot, Andrew Ross, saw the evil intentions of the Prime Minister and other political figures and rallied Scots to stand up and fight! At last, after nearly three hundred years of domination and control by a foreign nation, Scots wanted to regain their independence and dignity and stood united to fight for freedom. War was looming, and England was in for a surprise at just how tough Scots can be when they are united.
About the Author:
A native of Scotland, Edward Torrance now lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he works as a self-employed safety consultant. He has three children: John, Michael, and Malcolm. His interest in politics and history led him to write this book, and he hopes it will highlight Scotland's continued domination by England.
The Gallienus Chronicles, Vol. I: The Road to the Throne
($23.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7759-2, paperback
At the time of the dissolution of the Roman Empire, the province of Britain is left to fend for itself against the invading barbarians, who pillage all cities they encounter in order to build their riches. The prominent and well-respected Gallienus family becomes particular targets for the marauding Saxons, who set out to end the family line in revenge for a humiliating defeat once inflicted by a Gallienus. Through the help of a traitor, the barbarians destroy the family home, the Villa Gallienus; however, Paulinus, his niece Julia, and her half-brother Artorius are able to escape, along with Lothar, Julia's childhood friend, and Sarah, Artorius's mother. Paulinus leads the family deep into the forest, where they form a new community, Sanctuary, which becomes just that for a number of refugees seeking a peaceful home.
Will the people of Sanctuary live in peace, or will they be discovered by the Saxons? And will the barbarians be successful in their crusade to extinguish the Gallienus family line? The Gallienus Chronicles, Volume I: The Road to the Throne, a historical novel by David Gaston, details the struggles endured by the Gallienus family and their friends on their quest to live in peace in their ever-changing world.
About the Author:
A native of Blackburn, Lancashire, in the United Kingdom, David Gaston is a semi-retired teaching assistant and chess coach in primary schools. He is the manager of the Lancashire Under-9 and Under-11 chess teams. David is also an executive committee member of the Lancashire Chess Association, and he helped found the Crusaders Chess Club in 1991. In addition to playing and coaching chess, he enjoys watching football and reading. The Gallienus Chronicles, Vol. 1: The Road To the Throne was inspired by David's interest in Arthurian legends, particularly in the experiences and circumstances that shaped the character of King Arthur.
Turnagain: Discovering the Northwest Passage
($21.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7806-3, paperback
A centuries-old dream - finding and sailing the Northwest Passage - lured British Navy explorer John Franklin to decades of adventure and eventual tragedy across the mostly frozen top of North America. As a midshipman, he joined Admiral Horatio Nelson in momentous sea battles and was aboard the first ship to circumnavigate Terra Australis. His first arctic assignment was to sail a ship over the North Pole.
While charting the previously unexplored arctic coast of Canada, Franklin was joined by young Richard Pearne of the fur-trading Hudson's Bay Company. The foster brother of a forlorn French-Indian child of the wilderness, Richard lived devotedly with her through experiences serene and terrifying. As time passed and he canoed the Northern rivers, his lovely "little sister" developed into a strikingly beautiful young woman and fell heir to a wealthy French estate.
Sir John Franklin was recognized for his exploits throughout the civilized world. But his destiny awaited one more voyage - Great Britain's grand, final attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. In 1845, commanding two ships and 129 men, Captain Franklin sailed into the ice-encrusted Arctic Ocean and to his mysterious fulfillment of the Northwest Passage dream.
About the Author
Richard D. Olson, a graduate in journalism, began his career with the U.S. Geological Survey as a writer-editor. He continued in that capacity with the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research and Naval Research Laboratory and with the National Science Foundation's Office of Antarctic Programs. During his government service, he journeyed extensively through the high mountains and tundra of far northern Alaska, and he traveled through parts of Antarctica, following up on research conducted at U.S. stations. In a later year, by car and bush plane, he familiarized himself with the river-and-lake wilderness of Franklin's travels through Canada. His study of the explorer and the Northwest Passage stemmed significantly from those experiences.
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