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Hamlet Thriving
     

Hamlet Thriving

by R. Mac Wheeler
 
If Laura Ingalls had been an ogre and her neighbors trolls, HAMLET THRIVING might have been her story. But the characters of this fantasy novel live in the highland Range, not on a prairie. They belong to races that had been mortal enemies for millennia. The rich textures of their differences, from tusks to dreadlocks and fuzzy feet, bring them together as they battle

Overview

If Laura Ingalls had been an ogre and her neighbors trolls, HAMLET THRIVING might have been her story. But the characters of this fantasy novel live in the highland Range, not on a prairie. They belong to races that had been mortal enemies for millennia. The rich textures of their differences, from tusks to dreadlocks and fuzzy feet, bring them together as they battle the harsh living in the high peaks, and the prejudice that seeps in from outside--still lingers in their own hearts.

In this sequel to EXPIRING COVENANT, the second eccentric generation is making its place in the valley, while the bulls of the first continue to snarl at their neighbors over the checkerboard, and the hens compete to make up the best lies during their quilting bees.

The chapters weave an overlapping mosaic of tolerance, friendship, love, tragedy, personal growth, and whimsy from the perspective of each unique character's point of view, like the gruff-talking dwarf who can't hide his enormous heart, the precocious ogreling who annoys and entertains the entire valley with his antics, troll Eina who sees every hamlet resident as hers to protect with an iron fist, Iza, conflicted by her role as dominating queen dragon and loving companion to her bonded human friend.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014105576
Publisher:
R. Mac Wheeler
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Series:
Black Lake , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

Meet the Author

R. Mac Wheeler (skip the 'R' if you're calling him for dinner, or most anything else) has jumped out of planes, driven motorcycles like an idiot, shot lots of guns (never with ear protection, what?), ridden helicopters, rappelled down cliffs, explored mine shafts, skied on water and snow, kayaked, had surgery on both knees and shoulders (thanks mostly to basketball), and moved across the continent. Most days lately though his weekly excitement entails a two hour motorcycle ride with his Labrador, Molly (she wears Doggles; gets lots of camera action). Otherwise he mostly sits quietly eight hours a day allowing his rather sane but free flowing mind to cast plot ideas one after another.

A native Texan (and proud of it; don't mess with Texas), Mac has called South Florida home for the past twenty-five years (ahh, no dust storms, just inconvenient hurricanes), where he and his wife lovingly bicker about most everything (like folks in their fifties are supposed to) between laughing at their three goofy dogs.

A former computer programmer, project manager, and all-around nerd, Mac now focuses full time on science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal that leverages the quirkiness and emotions of real life more often than the farfetched.

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