The stranger, to whose aid Nerian comes, is young,
beautiful and mysterious. Why is she so insistent he
accept the gift of a
Crook? It is a decision
he soon regrets for he finds himself the target of a manhunt by the forces
of the merciless Lord Sigeberht. But, instead of saving himself, why is
Nerian risking his life to return the object?
Held captive within the tyrant's castle, Naomi, the Crook's Guardian,
awaits her opportunity to escape. As Lord Sigeberht fails in his attempts
to obtain the object, external forces take control of his mind, driving
him blindly towards disaster.
While Nerian desperately seeks Naomi, unknown to him the Keeper of the
Gauntlet also is making his way towards her. What links the Gauntlet and
and why are the games played by Naomi in her childhood important?
Released from confinement, Shadows of evil begin to spread across the
is the significance of Gabrielle, the Keeper's kidnapped daughter? As a
weapon against the forces of evil, the innocence of a child should never
Russell Hill's Shadows from a Time Long Past is an
action-packed story that will keep the reader absorbed
from the first page to the last. It is filled with
memorable characters such as the devoted Almund, Keeper
of the Gauntlet, who searches for Gabrielle, his
kidnapped daughter; and young Nerian who is drawn into
the conflict because of a chance encounter with Naomi,
the Guardian of the Crook. The merciless Lord Sigeberht
seeks not only the Crook but the Gauntlet because
combining the two will grant him unimaginable power.
Will he succeed?
Hill's rich settings, remarkable characters and
well-crafted story make this a must read.