Author Linda Ballard’s new book “Carl’s Quest” is a riveting tale set in a fantastical land of magical creatures, an evil wizard, and a beautiful princess to be rescued

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Recent release “Carl’s Quest” from Page Publishing author Linda Ballard is a thrilling adventure introducing a young commoner on a quest to save the girl of his dreams from the clutches of a wicked baron determined to marry her against her will. Can he overcome the many deadly obstacles in his path to freeing the princess?

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Linda Ballard is a passionate writer, former assistant press secretary and speechwriter for a political committee, and mother of four grown sons who has lived with her husband, Lee, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Marine Corps, in Virginia for nearly forty years. She has published her new book “Carl’s Quest”, a delightful addition to any fantasy-lover’s library.

“Carl’s Quest” is a fairy tale adventure for children of all ages, five to one hundred five. Carl is a charismatic commoner who lives in the woods. With the assistance of his woodland friends, he ventures into a fantastic kingdom. There he sees the beautiful vision of his dreams, Princess Charlotte. She is kidnapped by an evil baron. Carl and three knights set off on a crusade to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter and overcome many almost impossible obstacles in innovative ways. These brave men cross paths with a dreaded wizard in a black forest where they are attacked by many things set up by the wizard to prevent their saving the princess. They managed to get through the black forest only to be faced with an impenetrable castle.

Once they manage to gain entry into the castle, Carl and his fellow champions must first locate the princess. Before they can release her from her captives, they are challenged with an additional impossible quest by the wizard. Time is of the essence as they must fulfill the wizard’s demand before the evil baron forces the princess to become his bride, and the wizard makes good on his promise to kill them all. They face unusual animals such as a fire-breathing dragon, a flying horse, and a unicorn. Through these ordeals, they are assisted by a young lad, his crippled brother, and many newfound friends. As this is a fairy tale, it has a very happy ending.

Published by Page Publishing, Linda Ballard’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for avid fantasy readers of all ages.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Carl’s Quest” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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