Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013
"A Wandering Warrior", the eighth book by Louisiana author and award-winning poet Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., has now been published by the Edmond, Oklahoma traditional small publisher 4RV Publishing. The novel, which is of the action-adventure, historical fiction genre, uses the backdrop of twelfth century England to tell a story of a commoner and itinerant soldier, Thomas Beaumont, as he travels to avenge the cruel slaughter of his older brother while a captive after a battle lost. Along the way, he encounters a band of Travelers and falls in love with the dark beauty, Emalda, the leader’s daughter. In his future wanderings, he finds many adventures involving battles, the rescue of two young ladies of nobility, the search for his lost love, trials of honor by combat, tragedy, new love, and encounters with knights and royalty. This story will enthrall readers from ages teenage to ninety.
Thomas Beaumont, the main character of “A Wandering Warrior”, was orphaned at an early age, and a warrior uncle raised Thomas and his older brother to be itinerant soldiers. While Thomas and his uncle fought in the army of one nobleman, the brother was captured and cruelly executed while fighting in the losing army in another battle for a different nobleman. This event sets Thomas on the road to revenge but along the way he becomes involved in adventures of love with a Traveler girl, the rescue of two noble ladies, various battles and trials of honor by combat, and encounters with knights and royalty. Thomas’ adventures will keep readers turning the pages to reach the fulfilling conclusion of the book's story.
“A Wandering Warrior" is the eighth book to be published by Shreveport author and poet Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. Gilleland's previously published books include: "Poetry For the Common Man: Storoems and Poems", 2003; "Gilleland Poetry: Storoems and Poems", 2005; "Bob the Dragon Slayer", 2005; "White Lightning Road", 2006; "Poetic Musings of an Old, Fat Man", 2008, “Aldric & Anneliese”, 2011, and “Poetry Books Don’t Sell!”, 2012.
“A Wandering Warrior" is available from 4RV Publishing at http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/harry-gilleland.php. Soon it may be ordered on-line through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and other booksellers, or it may be ordered through local bookstores.
Author Bio: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. is 68 years old and a southerner by birth and by inclination. Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, he now resides in Shreveport, Louisiana with his beloved wife, Linda. Harry retired in 2004 from a career as a Professor of Microbiology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and now devotes himself full-time to his writing. A writer of both poetry and prose, Harry has now published his eighth book.
Title: "A Wandering Warrior" by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., ISBN-13: 978-0985266196, published April, 2013 by 4RV Publishing, 212 pages (66,011 words), 6" x 9" trade paperback format, retail price at 4RV Publishing is $16.55 (including tax & shipping).
Author: Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., Shreveport author and award-winning poet.