a Sacred Land Story
by Tanya Reimer
Respect others, respect yourself, and respect nature.
The law of the Ghost tribes
Some things are worth a fight. Strong words that Antoine’s father drilled into him.
After his father mysteriously vanishes one night, Antoine must find another income or he risks losing the Sacred Land that his father swore to protect.
Working on a ranch, Antoine meets Emma, a victim of underground slavery. Fighting for her freedom costs him his home, his sister, his best friend, and puts in question all of his values. If he succeeds, will she and her son fit into his world?
The prairies of 1916-19 come alive with bootleggers, slavery, fools in sheets, haunting spirits, shifty tunnel runners, and even exploding churches. Ghosts on the Prairies is alternate history suspense incorporating the paranormal and infused with romance.
This suspenseful and beautifully written story concerns the interwoven loves, hopes, dreams and tragedies of lives lived in backwater towns and isolated farmsteads of the US-Canadian border lands, where hard work, lawlessness and harsh, summary punishment are a way of life. A network of secret underground tunnels, linking the controlled and controlling world to the south with the Sacred Lands of the Ghost tribes across the border to the north, offers the possibility of escape and freedom.
“Using a light touch, Tanya’s story draws on spiritual beliefs and mystical traditions and deals with the dark, lingering shadow of slavery; with racism, sexual abuse and religious intolerance; with the corrosive effects of all-consuming greed; with exploitation; and with the clash of cultures, concerning the nature of ownership.”
Ghosts on the Prairies is the first of Tanya’s Sacred Land Stories to be published. Legends on the Prairies is its prequel, and Cursed on the Prairies is its sequel.
Ghosts on the Prairies was published in a digital edition on 25th July 2014 and in paperback on 27th October 2014.
ISBN: 978-1-908168-53-5 eBook Typical price £2.99 / €3.49 / $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-908168-43-6 paperback 384pp List price £11 / €15 / $18
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- “Good, gripping and thought-provoking entertainment” – review of Ghosts on the Prairies on Risingshadow
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