Press release for my "The Ancestors's Secrets" fantasy series
The Ancestors' Secrets: Love, Ancient Tribal Legends & Time-Freezing Powers Collide in Compelling Fantasy Series, Hailed “Original, Mystical and Unique”
Masterfully crafted by Erika M Szabo, the current two volumes in ‘The Ancestors’ Secrets’ series takes an unsuspecting doctor and forces her to grapple with her birthright gift as a magic healer. What she doesn’t expect is to get caught up in a world ruled by dark clans, the customs of ancient tribes and love interests that are far less innocent than they first appear. This is fantasy fiction as it was meant to be; fast-paced and gripping.
While nobody will deny the fantasy genre’s huge recent surge in popularity, both readers and critics are currently crying out for wholly-unique new narratives that don’t succumb to recycling of the ‘same-old’ concepts. Thankfully, New York’s Erika M. Szabo has stepped up to the plate with gusto; fusing dark magic and ancient secrets with a bold reminder that everyone’s decisions shape their ultimate destiny.
‘The Ancestors’ Secrets’ series currently comprises ‘Protected By The Falcon’ and ‘Chosen By The Sword’. Leave any preconceptions at the door, as Szabo threw the literary rulebook out of the window long ago.
‘Protected By The Falcon’ - Ilona is a doctor and is ruled by logic. When she starts to develop unusual powers, her beliefs change and she’s thrown into a world of mysteries, traditions and secrets. She doesn't know much about her heritage besides legends and rituals when begins to remember her mother’s instructions concealed as rhymes. The discovery of her healing power and ability to freeze time is exciting and frightening. A sinister man appears and Ilona connects his presence with the series of mysterious deaths around her. She has been in love with her unsuspecting best friend, when she meets a stranger. She is drawn to him and confused by the sudden magnetic feeling.
‘Chosen By The Sword’ - In book one, Protected by the Falcon, Ilona is thrust from her easy and steady life and forced to face the unknown, which prompts her to discover ancient tribal secrets. In book two, she obtains unimaginable abilities to protect her sister, who bears the next leader of the clan. She can use her powers for absolute good or absolute evil; the choice is up to her. Ilona’s birthright as a Healer runs alongside her desires as a woman. She must sort through her own feelings about the men in her life. Travel with Ilona from the time her people were nomads, to the castles of the 14th century, to present day, as she struggles to overcome the obstacles placed in her path.
“This is a story that perfectly fuses fact with fiction,” explains the author. “While obviously taking its cues from the world of fantasy, Ilona’s life is a bold reminder that love is worth waiting for, and is ultimately guided by the small decisions we may not pay a second thought to. We’re always shaping our future, and I want my readers to remember that.”
Continuing, “Everyone is curious about their heritage and where they came from, but few of us will actually take the time to dive into the research. Ilona did – and it led her to people and places she could never have imaged. After turning the last page of each book, readers will be left questioning what they would discover if they attempted the same.”
Since their release, both volumes have garnered 30+ rave reviews. Miss Devora comments, “Original, mystical and unique; in fact it's so original I have nothing to compare it with.”
J.E. Rogers adds, “Erika M. Szabo has much to offer in this most unusual story. Her characters are well developed and the plot line is extraordinarily different. I was fascinated by some of the Hun traditions and history scattered throughout the book. I am sure readers will look forward to the next installment of Ms. Szabo's series.”
‘The Ancestors’ Secrets’, from Golden Box Books, is available now:
‘Protected By The Falcon’ - http://amzn.to/1JuFfp4
“Chosen By The Sword” – http://amzn.to/1C5gX2m
About the Author:
Erika M Szabo is a Hungarian born American, she lives in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. She received her PhD in Alternative Medicine, and she published a few books in this subject. Writing about dry medical facts doesn't satisfy her thirst for storytelling. The history of the ancient Huns and Magyars have holes, mysteries and speculations; there are only a few written facts about them besides their legends. Erika used her fertile imagination to fill some of the historical voids in the story of Ilona. Erika has a unique talent to tie fantasy and reality into a believable tale that raises questions such as: What if-healing by touch could be possible? What if-we could find a soul mate no matter the obstacles? What if-we could visit our ancestors? What if-our destiny is not written in stone, and we can create our own future?
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