Time travel adventures ensue in Manahawkin author’s new fantasy novel
MANAHAWKIN, N.J. — Author Alan R. Smith announces the nationwide release of his new novel, “Enchantments of the Haglady: Ancient Lands, Wonders, Adventures,” where he transports his young readers through different events in time.
“Enchantments of the Haglady” explores the dream world of a young girl and the struggle to survive of a young boy, who both overcome heartbreak, misfortune and calamity through their strength of character and belief in themselves.
“Enchantments of the Haglady” walks the line between historical time travel and fantasy, balancing the two with ease as it explores the travels of two orphans, a girl from the 21st century, and a boy from the 11th century, who grow strong in spite of their tragedies and meet on the docks of Venice just before the First Crusade.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Smith spent 37 years as a U.S. Marine, serving on both active and reserve duty and traveling to 27 countries. He has taught children and adults from elementary school to college. Presently, he is a professor of history at the college level. His goal is to have his readers wrap themselves with the clothes of the story until they become a part of history as they forget the present. Smith currently resides in Manahawkin, New Jersey.