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A Sea of Green Unfolding (The Long Trails Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
--Deborah Challinor, number one bestselling author and historian
From the Author
I'd written non-fiction for years as an equine veterinarian, mostly articles for veterinary journals and horse magazines, but eventually, I was given the opportunity to put pen to paper and write as I'd only done as a teenager in the redwoods of California! I love writing. This series is now in my blood and I've got the bit in my teeth! The fourth book in the sequence, Tatiana, is expected in December or early in 2018...and a few shorter ones in between, now I've joined Authors on Main Street and am currently writing a girl-horsey vet novella to go in their Christmas Boxed Set!
I hope you love my characters and their horses as much as I do. I've put my understanding of horses, veterinary medicine, history, things that happen between people, and my heart into my stories.
I hope they give you pleasure.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Waihi, New Zealand
- ASIN : B0713XR6DK
- Publisher : Blue Mist Publishing; 1st edition (May 27, 2017)
- Publication date : May 27, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 12934 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 412 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 099414475X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,294,843 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There, with the joys, the heartbreaks and the trying again. Feeling the striving for goodness and reaching out to make sense when the clashes of people's ideas of how to live resulted in violence and outright war. In people dying for their beliefs, who is right or wrong less important than the need for respect for each other right to be.I felt the claustrophobic conditions and the being at the mercy of the elements sailing to New Zealand.
Ending in HOPE, what a wonderful journey!
Keep writing! There are so many stories to be written out there.
This is the third book in the Long Trail series and follows on nicely from the other two, though if you’ve picked this one up and are keen to read it first you’ll find it stands alone well. Author Lizzi Tremayne has developed an exciting tale which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout as Aleksandra and Xavier faced one issue after another, first of all at their Californian ranch and later on their journey to a new home in New Zealand.
I loved the way that this story was interwoven with New Zealand’s turbulent mid-19th century history as European settlers and Maori tribes battled over disputed land. I loved the imagery too. Most of all though I loved travelling with Aleksandra through the Waikato countryside in her bid to be reunited with Xavier.
Lizzi Treyayne has stamped her mark as an excellent story teller who does her homework well and puts her knowledge to good use in her writing. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Another great book following her characters from the first one.
Well done Lizzi
But soon after tragedy strikes, Xavier’s embittered brother Sancho loses the ranch in a card game, and Xavier and Aleks decide to follow Xavier’s friend Gustavus von Tempsky to the New Zealand goldfields, complete with horses and other livestock. But on their ship, the Emmeline, they encounter arch-villain Symes, who plans to kidnap Aleks and sell her as a sex slave. Symes, however, meets a sticky end but his influence spreads and the crew mutiny, kill the captain and take Xavier captive.
As the ships nears New Zealand’s shores Aleks manages a daring escape on horseback, washing up on the East Coast and meeting Maori warrior Tama, who helps her board a Coromandel-bound coastal trader to search for von Tempsky, whom she hopes will assist her to rescue Xavier. But en route she learns von Tempsky is now at Drury, captaining the Forest Rangers and fighting against Kingite Maori. Meantime, Tama boards the Emmeline and sets Xavier free, who follows Aleks north on a very stinky whaling ship.
Aleks, however, leaves her ship at the Waihou River and she and her horse cross the deadly Piako Swamp to reach Pukorokoro (Miranda), then follow a string of redoubts the imperial and colonial troops are building across to the west. At the same time, Xavier arrives in Auckland and is promptly arrested for the murder of Symes, accused by Symes’s bedfellow, Broadhurst.
At Queen’s redoubt at Pokino (Pokeno), Aleks finally finds von Tempsky, who agrees to help rescue Xavier, whom Aleks believes is still incarcerated on the Emmeline. Von Tempsky sends Aleks to Auckland but on the way she’s kidnapped by hostile Kingite Maori and taken to their stronghold in the Wairoas (Hunuas).
So, Aleks is captive in the bush and Xavier is in gaol about to hang for a murder he didn’t commit. Will Aleks escape in time to save him? Will he get out in time to rescue her? Will either of them remember to go back to the East Coast and get their poor horses and cows off the Emmeline? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
As usual in this series, the historical research is excellent and extremely detailed, and in most places increasingly well-integrated into the narrative. The description of the environs through which Lizzi Tremayne’s characters travel are particularly good – lush and vibrant. In the New Zealand section of the novel she makes our country sound like paradise. Which it is.
There is one more volume to come after this, Tatiana, and I’m looking forward to it.