Laura and the Final Liberation

Laura and the Final Liberation

by James Haselton

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Laura and the Final Liberation by James Haselton

The fourth and final volume in the Minstrel's Song series, this story recounts the final conflict as the High Priest, Quantos and his followers attempt to subjugate the people of the five kingdoms using the mystical power of the Black Crystal. Will the hopeful message of spiritual freedom as taught by Laura, the Master Minstrel, survive Quantos's efforts to exterminate it once and for all?

Please visit the author's web site at to see maps of the ancient land of Verdenia and read a lengthy excerpt from this novel and the three previous volumes of the series.

The cover illustration is by Kerry Barnett. See more of Kerry's work at

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013546387
Publisher: James Haselton
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: The Minstrel's Song , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 524 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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