Laura and the Ancient Enigma

Laura and the Ancient Enigma

by James Haselton

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Laura and the Ancient Enigma by James Haselton

Laura and the Ancient Enigma is the first volume of a fantasy series titled, The Minstrel’s Song.

Join Laura on her personal journey of self discovery, a journey into the past to uncover the mystery of her own life, a journey into a dangerous future of foreign intrigue and immanent war, but more importantly a journey into the present moment in which she experiences the Truth, the key to answering the two millennia old enigma of her world. On her journey, Laura must understand the connection between an inexplicable ancient wall and a powerful lost spirit whose only purpose in life seems to be to terrorize, agitate and instigate conflict. Laura must help this seemingly malicious spirit return to the place of its origin, the world of Being, by answering one of life’s most fundamental questions, “Why does the universe exist?”

Please visit the author's web site at where you can view maps of the ancient land where the story takes place as well as an excerpt and other information about this story and the series.

Cover art created by Kerry Barnett. See more of Kerry’s work at

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012232465
Publisher: James Haselton
Publication date: 02/27/2011
Series: The Minstrel's Song , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 285 KB

About the Author

James C. Haselton was born in 1949 in Rochelle, Illinois. His father, Claude and his aunts, uncles, and other family members were school teachers all of whom had a deep love of music. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Music degree and two years after that, a Master of Music degree with emphasis in music theory and composition. During this time he wrote many experimental compositions for both electronic media and traditional instruments. In 1971 he married Becky also from Rochelle who remains his best friend and life partner to this day. James and Becky have a son, Nicholas, who was born in 1974 and is enjoying a successful career as an IT engineer at a large hospital in the Chicago area.

Fran Lebowitz said in an interview once that there are no child prodigy authors like there are musicians such as Mozart because children have nothing to write about at that young age. It seems to be a true statement and may explain Haselton’s late arrival to the art and craft of writing. After decades of searching out the best in science fiction and fantasy writing, and merging that with a determined outer and inner search for truth, Haselton has come to a unique point of view and a commitment and passion for expressing it in a special type of story. His motivation as a writer has much to do with literature and language but perhaps even more to do with a life exploring the heights and depths of the human Spirit. He believes that stories should be simultaneously entertaining, didactic, eclectic, and inspirational. His current work, an epic fantasy series, The Minstrel's Song, embraces these values through a creative process which calls upon a life rich in the joy of music and the very best in literature to develop the singular theme underlying all of life, Spiritual liberation.

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