Verena, an American teenage girl, develops an obsession with Germany and with King Ludwig II of Bavaria, a German king who died mysteriously in 1886. Verena’s pursuit of her obsession leads her to the discovery of a manuscript written by King Ludwig. It reveals Ludwig’s secrets and those of an ancient enterprise to protect the Holy Grail. She learns about the Swan Knights, the direct line of descendants from the Grail Knight, Parsifal, and about a portal to the Grail’s hiding place.
Ludwig’s manuscript details the many heroic figures and fantastic creatures wrapped in the Grail’s fate, including The Ancient One, a giant swan who has served as the custodian of the Grail secrets and as the teacher of the Swan Knights’ children since the beginning. Many mysteries of German history and of Germanic legend are explained by the manuscript. Verena eventually discovers her own connection to the Grail and its stories, and the reason for the strange obsession.
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About the Author
Mr. Scheuermann's writing projects have spanned multiple genres, from linguistic comparison to literary history, from biography to fiction. His wish for this book is that it will demonstrate the fantastical nature of real human lives and show how thin the line can be between history and fantasy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story covers a great deal of German history, over a large span of time. But the history is woven in and out of the plot very well. Most of the people and events actually occurred in history. Scheuermann blends the fact and the fiction seamlessly. It sets the reader up for a sequel. I will be waiting for it.