The Hetzenberg Chronicles

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About the author:
Adrian J. Matthews was born at an early age... an English village next to the windy North Sea. A precocious talent for writing developed and by the time he was nine he was already producing stories for the entertainment of his friends. After an indifferent career in high school, college and university, he went on to work in the tourist industry, the British Inland Revenue and local government. After the fun of bureaucracy palled he left and established his own courier business.

A.J. currently resides in St. Louis with his lovely American wife. He enjoys reading, cooking, history, and travel and has visited Canada, France and Hungary as well as several US states. On occasion he also travels back to the French-Indian War of the 18th Century, taking part in living history re-enactment events as a grenadier of the 78th Frazer's Highlanders.

The Hetzenberg Chronicles

Prelude to War

Authored by Adrian J Matthews
Photographs by Celine Chatillon
Cover design or artwork by Aiden Malloy
Edited by C A Cooper

The year is Seventeen-hundred and frozen-stiff...

In the space between European empires two small nations hover on the brink of war. As great men on both sides ponder the future, a secret agent and two unconventional women are about to make their mark.

The Convent of St. Ungulant is home to Sister Mary Amadeus, a nun with a passion for blowing things up, and her best friend Ursula Reitzell, a bold and beautiful novice. Little does Mary A suspect her friend is a spy in the employ of Hetzenberg secret agent Konrad Beckenbaur. Little does Konrad suspect Ursula hides a secret that will light the fuse for war.

When fate calls the three are swept up in events that lead them through moments of high terror and drama, comedy and pathos. Will their combined talents for explosives and mayhem see them through?

Publication Date:
145052303X / 9781450523035
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Alternative History

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