FG and DC Laval

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Derek is the co-author of a book about Brunel’s tunnel under the Thames - “Brunel’s tunnel…and where it led.” He was involved in the compilation of its sequel - “Brunel’s Tunnel” in May 2006. A lifelong science fiction and fantasy reader, he has latterly taken to writing and collaborating with his daughter Frances in writing various fantasy novels. Now aged 81, Derek started working at the age of 15 and has over 30 years of senior executive management experience in the telecommunications and computer industries. For most of his working life he has specialised in corporate and marketing strategy.

Enhancing his technical background, he has always been interested in the arts. As a young man he did a considerable amount of amateur acting and directed several plays. In later years he became more interested in writing and poetry, particularly rhyming poetry.

FG Laval
Frances lives and works in London, UK and has previously been published in a variety of magazines: Crossing the Border, Monomyth, Legend and Scriptor-3. Most recently, her short stories have appeared in online magazines: Liquid Imagination, Aurora Wolf, The Lorelei Signal, Bewildering Stories and The WiFiles. She has been collaborating with her father, Derek Laval, on a series of medieval fantasy adventures for young adults. Visit her blog at: www.francesgow.com

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Gereinte Andolin, heir to the throne of Carentan is a sitting target since the death of his father. After several assassination attempts, he is abducted and sold into servitude to a rough sea-faring tribe called the Coustillers. During Gereinte’s time aboard the Skyelady brig, his family is plagued by endless plots to undermine their authority and subvert the rightful heir to the throne. After a year at sea and having earned his freedom, Gereinte returns to Carentan and is reunited with his family. His mother sends him on a Grand Tour to forge alliances across the Western Isles, during which time he procures a magical blue sword, rescues a princess and secures alliances across several countries. However, his trip is cut short by news of his mother’s ill health. The Kingdom of Carentan is thrown into a state of uncertainty and discontent and Gereinte is forced into a duel for the crown of Carentan. Will Gereinte finally prove to his peers and rivals that he is worthy of being king?
Young twins, Jehanna and Jehan, are abandoned, presumed orphaned off the coast of Tennengaul. Brought up by a poor family in a small fishing village, they set out one day on an adventure that takes them across the country to find their fortune and discover their talents. Jehanna develops a skill for herbs and healing, while Jehan trains to be a soldier in a local garrison.

The new King of Carentan at only eighteen years of age is confronted by a national threat from the Southern Lands that soon becomes a threat to the entire Western Isles. Only months into his reign, it falls to Gereinte Andolin to draw together the combined might of the divided Western Isles to stand up to the threat of the Chevaliers of Arrontierre. But will it be enough?

Jehanna and Jehan have their own part to play in events that unfold in the lead up and conclusion to the battle for Vermondie, with the eventual freedom of the Western Isles hanging in the balance.
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