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Scotland's Guardians [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Katharina Gerlach
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Kurzbeschreibung

5. April 2013
Since Bryanna grows up in Scotland, she is familiar with hobgoblins, selkies and kelpies from the tales of her mother country. But she is very surprised when she starts seeing these creatures one day. Is she hallucinating? Before she can ask her father's advice, he is kidnapped by a woman whose scent seems awfully familiar. Instead of calling the police, Bryanna follows the kidnapper and lands smack-dab in the middle of the adventure of her life. It's just as well she knows the old legends and myths well. The world she lands in is murderously dangerous. And even if she survives the journey, she is fated to kill her father. For readers of fantasy from 10-99 years

Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 216 Seiten
  • Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (5. April 2013)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1483921166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1483921167
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,8 x 12,9 x 1,2 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)

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Deutsch (see below for an English bio):
Katharina Gerlach wurde 1968 geboren und wuchs mit drei jüngeren Brüdern mitten in einem Wald im Herzen der Lüneburger Heide auf. Schon früh verschwand sie tagelang in magischen Abenteuern, vergangenen Zeiten oder unheimlichen Märchenwäldern, denn auch junge Wilde lernen irgendwann Lesen.

Es blieb nicht beim Lesen. Während einer Lehre zur Landschaftsgärtnerin schrieb sie ihren ersten Roman, ein Buch voller Anfängerfehler. Zum Glück gab es auch Bücher darüber, wie man es richtig macht, und so erschienen bald die ersten Kurzgeschichten.

Zurzeit lebt sie mit ihrem Mann, drei Kindern und einem Hund in einem Häuschen nicht weit von Hildesheim und - na, was wohl - schreibt an ihrem nächsten Roman. Katharina Gerlach hat diverse Kurzgeschichten in Anthologien veröffentlicht, sowie ein E-Book für die Serie "The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About..." der bekannten amerikanischen Fantasy-Autorin Holly Lisle.

English:
Katharina Gerlach was born in Germany in 1968. She and her three younger brothers grew up in the middle of a forest in the heart of the Luneburgian Heather. After romping through the forest with imagination as her guide, the tomboy learned to read and disappeared into magical adventures, past times or eerie fairytale woods.

She didn't stop at reading. During her training as a landscape gardener, she wrote her first novel, a manuscript full of a beginner's mistakes. Fortunately, she found books on Creative Writing and soon her stories improved. For a while, reality interfered with her writing but after finishing a degree in forestry and a PhD in Science she returned to her vocation. She likes to write Fantasy, Science Fiction and Historical Novels for all age groups.

At present, she is writing at her next project in a small house near Hildesheim, Germany, where she lives with her husband, three children and a dog. Katharina Gerlach has had various short stories published in Germany as well as a non-fiction e-book in US-Fantasy author Holly Lisle's "The 33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About..." series.

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I’m a big fan of all things Scottish. Many years ago, my mother stayed with a family in Edinburgh as an au-pair girl, and when I was old enough, I began visiting the eldest daughter. I’ve been seeing them for more years than I care to admit, and I love Scotland much more than Germany (although I’m still not able to quit being exactly on time). For me, it seemed natural to write a story set in a country I always wished had been my home country.

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We are proud to announce that “Scotland’s Guardians” by Katharina Gerlach is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Magic, Wonder, and Scottish Folk Tales 17. März 2013
Von Marti Verlander - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I read a lot of fantasy, drawn by the magic and wonder and adventure. When I find a new book with a completely different approach to these, I'm immediately drawn in.

Cat Gerlach did not disappoint with this story. I learned about selkies and kelpies and endless other "monsters" and strange creatures from Scottish folklore as two teen-age girls explore three distinct worlds and their mystical denizens and, more importantly, grow in both magical powers and maturity as they face difficult situations. The most difficult of all is whether they can trust each other--and how far they can trust each other--as they search for Bryanna's parents and for a future that threatens to pit the two girls against each other.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Adventure 2. Mai 2013
Von booklover92 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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A great book full of adventure, friendship, and all the mythological creatures you can think of. The characters were engaging and the description of different worlds was outstanding. The author kept the story moving, but slowed down in all the right places. A great story!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Scotland's Guardians 20. März 2013
Von stephanie in mn - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book. It was a nice, light read involving two unlikely best friends journeying through this world and the other to find their place. There is a fair amount of magic, a lot of Scottish mythology, and the potential deadly peril for more than one character. There is also the potential for great betrayal among friends and family, as well as great loyalty. These are all themes that are likely to resonate with the young adult crowd. The relationship between the main character Bryanna and her best friend Kaylee is very well written. Especially as their relationship progresses, and more is revealed about the "fate" of the guardian and the expected cost of becoming guardian. The relationship adds a lot of depth to the story. I will certainly read more from this author in the future.

Note that if you are looking for a book to tide over fans of Brotherband, Ranger's Apprentice, Percy Jackson, or the Last Olympians this may work. I say may because the series mentioned have more focus on the action of the story, where as this book has more focus on the relationships in my opinion. I would say this book is for around the 8-13 or pre-teen crowd. It would make a good lead up to the series above if you have a child who perhaps is iffy on too much action/evil in a story. My 10 year old son tried the Percy Jackson series a year ago-he stated it was too "scary" and hasn't gone back to it (despite reading Ranger's apprentice and Brotherband). I suspect this book would have been a great fit for him then. Now, I am not sure it will fit as well, as he is developing into an action junkie. I will recommend it to him. If he reads it I will update this review with his impressions. However, I would expect girls to enjoy this more than boys because the main characters are girls, and the main focus is on their developing relationship as best friends as they travel together learning about their parents, past and magic as they figure out how to be guardians.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Scotland's Legends brought to life 28. Juli 2013
Von Eileen Mueller - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The world that Kat Gerlach has created is amazing.
The story starts off with a bang as Bryanna's father is kidnapped and taken to an alternate world, which Bryanna soon discovers is part of her family's heritage and her own destiny. She meets a girl who she befriends but continues to hear rumours that she and her new friend must fight to the death to become Scotland's new Guardian, destroying her father in the process.

Kat draws upon a wealth of Scottish legends - either real or created. It is hard to tell which, because she does this with such mastery and finesse. This was fascinating journey into a Scottish fantasy world, which would suit pre-teens. (Warning - some swearing in final scenes.)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Imaginitive and unusual-recommended! 12. Juni 2013
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The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and has no affiliation with Amazon or the author.

I would like to thank Katharina Gerlach for giving me the opportunity to read her book! I really enjoyed it a lot. Bryanna starts out in Scotland thinking she is like any other ordinary Scottish girl. Her father is a little eccentric, sure, but it makes life more interesting, right? Her father, Angus, is an expert on "mythological" (ha ha) creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster. This hasn't gained him a lot of credibility in the academic world, but that doesn't bother him much, because he knows what he knows. At the beginning of the story, Bryanna comes home to find she and her father are being visited by Morag, a mysterious, yet strangely familiar woman. Bryanna eavesdrops on her father and Morag and hears a very strange conversation. Something about someone who was very powerful, who was supposed to take her father's place as-Guardian? Her father says that he is not quite prepared to relinquish his position as Guardian, especially since his successor is required to kill him to get the post. This naturally frightens Bryanna and she isn't about to stand for someone killing her father.

Suddenly Morag leaves the house and takes Angus with her, without any explanation for Bryanna. She follows them, which begins the adventure of a lifetime-several lifetimes. Bryanna soon realizes that there is more to the situation than she could have possibly ever realized. Fairies, kelpies, goblins, elves and others-all real. She almost catches Morag at a bus station, but is attacked by goblins (who look like boy scouts to everyone else). She receives help from a girl named Kaylee, who is also more than she seems. She finds out that Scotland's Guardian is a person who guards the way between Scotland and places that most humans would consider mythical, a fantastic place with fantastic creatures. The Guardian decides which creatures may pass back and forth and has a lot of power.

Bryanna soon learns that she herself is not what she had always thought. She has special gifts and is a natural for learning and performing spells. Kaylee travels with her on her journey to find her father, and she finds out that Kaylee is from a place called Alba. Ordinary humans don't know it, but our world runs sort of parallel with other worlds. Worlds are separated by a kind of thin veil, called the World Weave. Those who know how can make small openings in the weave and pass through. As Bryanna and Kaylee journey to find Bryanna's father, Bryanna learns to manipulate, open and close the weave so that she and Kaylee can pass through. Alba and Scotland occupy, so to speak, the same space. You're walking along, and it's pouring down rain in Scotland? Pass through to Alba and walk there for a while instead-it gets you to the same place. Redcaps attacking you in Alba? Walk in Scotland for a while. I thought that was very handy and creative. Bryanna learns many spells along the way and passes some of them to Kaylee. The girls meet many strange and wonderful people along the way, some of them teaching the girls new things, some healing them, some of them pointing the way to go next to find Angus and what may be a final confrontation.

As Bryanna and Kaylee travel, they grow to love each other and become best friends. Bryanna realizes that SHE is the person who is supposed to kill her own father and take his place as Guardian. Of course, she vows that she will never kill her father, but things gets complicated when it is revealed that Kaylee is the other possibility for the position as Guardian. Kaylee's father (I'm not telling who he is!) is determined that Kaylee will become Guardian so that he can manipulate her and make her run things the way he wants. He wants Kaylee to kill Bryanna and steal her knowledge (there's a spell for that). Bryanna loves Kaylee and is sure that Kaylee won't betray her, but she has moments wondering if she really can trust Kaylee. What if the unthinkable happens and Kaylee does try to kill Bryanna? Could Bryanna kill her friend in self-defense? This conundrum is an ever present conflict in the story, one that constantly worries both girls.

Almost the whole of the story is taken up in the journey to find Bryanna's father (some interesting things are revealed about the mystery woman, Morag, too). There were some moments when I seemed to find that the journey was stretching out impossibly long, the only thing I would really have a little different. Interesting things do happen all along the way, but occasionally I would think, Man, are they STILL walking (or flying!)? I believe, though I'm not positive, that the author is a native German speaker, and I am amazed and very impressed at her perfect English. I found in some spots that unusual word choices could make the meaning of a sentence uncertain and I would read it over a couple of times to be sure. These are not things I could call mistakes-just not quite the way you would say it in English, and it didn't happen often. I wish my German was as good as her English, that's for sure. I really enjoyed the story a lot and was never really sure just how it was going to end. Would Bryanna be forced to kill Kaylee, or vice versa? Would Bryanna be somehow forced into killing her own father? Is there a way for her to be Guardian without killing him, could she and Kaylee both be Guardians, without ever hurting anyone? We all expect happy endings all the time, and it's a pretty good author who can make you feel constantly uncertain of getting one. I was uncertain the whole book-and I'm not telling.

Jane McBride~Kindle Book Review
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