Helga: Out of Hedgelands (Wood Cow Chronicles, #1)

Helga: Out of Hedgelands (Wood Cow Chronicles, #1)

by Rick Johnson

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Overview

Helga has more danger in her life than most beasts her age--Wrackshee slavers after her, a vicious attack by bandits that nearly kills her, a race against dragons pursuing her, and leading a daring rebellion to save her life and rescue friends and family from the insidious WooZan. And that is just the beginning. But what do you expect when you are a young beast who just can't see the stupid rules of the world making any sense? Helga can't accept things as they are and ends up taking on not just one, but two all-powerful, supreme tyrants in two different realms.

Helga never intended to lead a revolution. It just sort of happened because she wouldn't go along with the "rules of normal" that keep tyrants in power and entire societies enslaved. Beginning on a dangerous quest to solve some mysteries in her own past, Helga leads her quirky comrades on a journey that will not only forever change them, but upset ancient civilizations.

As an author, I'm drawn to eccentric, unexpected characters: those who surprise because they hear a distant galaxy, see a different music, create their own fragrance rather than get hooked on a soundtrack; the child who has her own ideas about how the emperor is dressed; the lunatics and rebels who tell stories on the boundaries. Helga's unusual story will take readers to worlds they never imagined--definitely a whole new ride.

Time and again, the unconventional heroine and her eccentric comrades overcome ominous tyrants and black-hearted slavers, not by battling to the last beast standing, but by being the first beast to think differently.

Helga: Out of Hedgelands is divided into three books which introduce the epic saga of the Wood Cow clan and their role in overturning centuries of slavery and tyranny. This story will continue in additional volumes of the Wood Cow Chronicles now in development. Over the series of current and future volumes, the entire history of the Wood Cow clan, the fall of Maev Astuté, and the coming of Lord Farseeker to the Outer Rings, will be told.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045960540
Publisher: Rick Johnson
Publication date: 05/21/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 533,962
File size: 800 KB

About the Author

I am a community-builder, author, and educator leveraging the power of storytelling to promote equality, justice, and humanity’s reconciliation for peace and unity. Storytelling is a social force. In many ways, we are the stories we tell ourselves and that we tell about each other. Beyond providing an entertaining story for readers, I hope to contribute to changing the narratives we tell ourselves and that we tell about each other. I want to offer what I can in the way of breaking us out of the mental boxes made up of the stories we tell. I hope that my stories will bring hope when we are wearied with humanity's monotony of pain, inspire active doubt when we're told that every human problem is insoluble, strengthen our resolve when everything around us seems to be shaking, cause a smile when the ugly face of despair is leering at us, and stimulate us to reexamine our own cherished assumptions underlying the stories we tell. My heroines and heroes do not yield to the overwhelming power of tyranny, but serve the cause of equality, justice, and freedom for all. They speak aloud when malevolent forces try to crush their minds. I tell stories about active love for the weak and powerless; valiant and courageous collaborative action to advance the justice, equality, freedom, and respect that must underlie any lasting unity. As an author, I’m drawn to eccentric, unexpected characters: those who surprise because they hear a distant galaxy, see a different music, create their own song or story rather than get hooked on a soundtrack; the child who has her or his own ideas about how the emperor is dressed; the lunatics and rebels who tell stories on the boundaries. Wood Cows think differently. Join the adventure! I have been a faculty member and administrator in higher education. Teaching broadly in the liberal arts, including creative writing, my professional publications include educational materials, poems, and 28 stories for young readers. As an author, I'm drawn to eccentric, unexpected characters: those who surprise because they hear a distant galaxy, see a different music, create their own fragrance rather than get hooked on a soundtrack; the child who has her own ideas about how the emperor is dressed; the lunatics and rebels who tell stories on the boundaries. I seek to write unusual stories that take readers to worlds they never imagined--a whole new ride. I currently have the following fantasy novels available: Helga: Out of Hedgelands (Wood Cow Chronicles, #1) The Overending (Wood Cow Chronicles, #2) Silversion (Wood Cow Chronicles, #3) Willowers (Wood Cow Chronicles, #4) Helga: Out of Hedgelands Special Edition, including Dragons: The Untold Story Wood Cow Chronicles (The Complete Series) - ebook bundle Hammers of Time (Wood Cow Chronicles: Backlands)

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