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the Crafted Keep, Rocky Mountain House, AB
"There are things in this world that can't be explained. Not by words, not by history, and not by your teachers at school. Doesn't make those things not real." I nodded again, and I thought he was warming up to tell me another story.
I was dead wrong.
"This time, I appeared in Scotland as a ten-year-old boy, and I saw no beasts out of the ordinary.
The year was 1857, and that's when I began to believe not only in ghosts, but in shapeshifters, as well."
Wait, what? Now I knew, this was going to be a great story.
"We found a saloon and tied our horses up to the rail outside. Had I known what was about to happen, I would have insisted that we kept on riding to find a whole different saloon." "Grandpa, what happened?" I felt goosebumps.
I never should have pulled that coin. I wasn't ready for this. It was like she could read my mind. "Don't worry, Avery. I am being honest with you. I am good, and I love children just like you." "To eat?" I blurted. "No, no, silly. To visit with, and maybe if you let me, to teach. We'll start with those nasty bites."
With no time to spare, Oliver jumped into the creek and dove under. He heaved and pushed at the rock until finally, it moved. Freed from what would have been a painful death and watery grave, the grateful, yet exhausted young man allowed Oliver to pull him to shore. Oliver thought he would never see nor hear of the young man again. But, he would be wrong.
This is the story of Gafoor Khan, an illegal immigrant and a courageous man -woven from his son's memories, this story was written to chronicle times and events, to ensure that how this family came to be in Canada would not become lost over time.
A cranky aunt, a kind butler, a forbidden east wing, a loving mother's disappearance. She held onto her mother's last words: "Five years, Imogene. I shall come for you in five years." Why so long?
Follow along as Imogene is reunited with her beloved family. Feel the excitement she feels, when she learns who she really is, and where her destiny lies.
Ruthlessly torn away from his family at the tender age of three; subsequently sold as a slave, the little boy endures unbelievable brutality. Two agonizing years pass; he receives a mysterious message, and learns that he has a family that loves him. With resolve that he didn't know he had, the little boy puts up the fight of his life, to return to his home.