Troubador The Coronation

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Released: 28/01/2020

ISBN: 9781838591885

eISBN: 9781838597849

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The Coronation


It is 1761. Prussia is at war with Russia and Austria. As the Russian army occupies East Prussia, King Frederick the Great and his men fight hard to win back their homeland.

In Ludwigshain, a Junker estate in East Prussia, Countess Marion von Adler celebrates an exceptional harvest. But this is soon requisitioned by Russian troops. When Marion tries to stop them, a Russian Captain strikes her. His Lieutenant, Ian Fermor, defends Marion’s honour, but is stabbed for his insubordination. Abandoned by the Russians, Fermor becomes a divisive figure on the estate.

Close to death, Fermor dreams of the Adler, a numinous eagle entity, whose territory extends across the lands of Northern Europe and which is mysteriously connected to the Enlightenment. What happens next will change the course of human history…

Thanks to Hunting Raven Books, 10 Cheap Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BN, for agreeing to stock The Genes of Isis, an epic fantasy and supernatural thriller set under Ancient Egyptian skies.
I'll be signing copies of The Genes of Isis from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday 8th September, 2018. in the Rougemont Lounge, Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PQ.
The official launch of the second edition of my debut novel, The Genes of Isis, is on 28th August.
After that, I'm thrilled to be doing a 'Meet the Author' event from 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Frome Library, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BE. I'll be talking about The Genes of Isis and other work in progress.
Then, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Saturday 6th October, I'll be doing another 'Meet the Author' event, this time at Yeovil Library, King George Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PY.
And, to complete the 2018 World Tour of Somerset, there's another 'Meet the Author' event, this one for the benefit of the good citizens of Bath. It's from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Saturday 10th November, in the Exhibition Room, Bath Central Library, The Podium, 19-23 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 5AN.
Then on 28th November, there's the official launch of my second novel, The Old Dragon's Head

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This is the third and by far the best book of Justin Newland. The story takes place in 18th century East Prussia and centres around the experience of the matriarch of a smaller land owning family. Whilst the men are off to war she goes through a spiritual journey that develops alongside the characters of the parallel plots about family honour and fortune.

The story is well told and the sub plots keep you engaged as you get to understand the main plot and message. From time to time the becomes a little to explicit for my liking (I prefer to infer motives rather than getting them spoon fed) but it only happens sporadically.

The book has a spiritual message (clue headline of review) which I found interesting although not one that I subscribe to - but together with interesting real world plots and intrigue and a well flowing language I found it an enjoyable read.

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Justin Newland

JUSTIN NEWLAND writes historical, fantasy and speculative fiction with a supernatural bent. For further author info, see Short stories in anthologies include: The Fool of Abbot's Leigh in Hidden Bristol and Fisher of Men in North by Southwest. Another short story, Vallum Hadriani, is included in The Dark Half of the Year. His first novel, The Genes of Isis, is published by Matador. For more info, see His second novel, The Old Dragon's Head, a historical fantasy set in Old China. is to be published by Matador in November 2018. His work in progress is a historical novel set in East Prussia during the Enlightenment in the 1760's. All his novels deal with war, religion, evolution, and the human's place in the universe.

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