A Gathering of Eagles

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AuthorHouse, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Sent on a mission to reunite the war-torn kingdom, Lady Jael and Prince William will face a darker enemy than either has ever encountered-will their love survive? The second novel about Jael of Rogan (the Lady of the Haven), begins when King George Horatio du Frain sends her husband on a mission into the high mountain region of Cragmorton to reunite the far provinces of his kingdom. Jael finds the Vale of Cragmorton a land of splendorous beauty. Upon a high round hill stands the white stone walls of Wrenook and beyond, pastureland stretches to the shores of Lake Greshne, all within the framework of the jagged, snowcapped peaks of the Grand Touri Mountains. The Cragmortons are as rugged as their surroundings...cold and uncompromising, their lives devastated by the rule of an evil magistrate. The castle has long been empty, its dark halls shrouded in mystery, the scene of a heart-rending tragedy. When their peaceful reign is interrupted by a dark vision, fulfilled in the personage of a vile enemy from a distant land, who pillages and destroys everything in his path, Prince William must lead his men into battle and Lady Jael must learn to lead a kingdom without him. A romantic tale of fantasy and high adventure, A Gathering of Eagles is the second Lady of the Haven novel. The Lady of the Haven is also available from AuthorHouse. Reading another story about Lady Jael is like reuniting with a dear friend! And in this book we meet another lady, one whose heritage is shrouded in mystery. A Gathering of Eagles is a pure delight! --VIRGINIA SMITH, author of Into the Deep

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Born in the Great Northwest, Betty Thomason Owens grew up in West Tennessee and San Diego, California. She also lived in Columbia, Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky. She presently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.Owens graduated from Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky and went to work instead of college. She is married to a retired Control Mechanic/Technician. They have three grown sons, 4 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 granddog.Activities/Experiences: Owens is a business office manager for a busy architectural millwork company. Her other titles are Wife, Mom, Grandma and Writer. She served as a deaconess at her church for several years, sang in the choir for many years, sang/danced/acted in and helped direct a very popular Christmas play for 9 years. She loves to travel, watch movies, read and spend time with her family. "I'm not really into sports, but I do enjoy driving a golf cart."How she started writing: In 1986, she was a busy homeschool teacher and Mom to 3 active young boys. During this time she began to feel a desire to write. She wrote a very short story and gave it to a teacher friend to read. "I asked her to tell me if she thought I could write well. She thought I had potential. I was hooked."A few years later, Owens had several book-length manuscripts squirreled away. She lacked confidence, so did not try to get anything published until she received The Lady of the Haven."The Lady of the Haven began with a vision that played out in my head like a film clip from a movie. It was so real and so detailed, I decided I had to write it: A black stallion, hot from a hard run, trots up to a rain-swollen river and stops. On his back, lay an injured warrior, barely hanging on. The stallion shies away from the loud, swirling water. He moves slowly forward, blowing air out of his nostrils, sniffing at the water, obviously thirsty. Finally, he lowers his neck and drinks. The warrior loses his grip and slides into the water, where he is immediately taken up by the swift current."A Gathering of Eagles is the second book with Jael of Rogan--Lady of the Haven-- now Princess of Coldthwaite, as the lead character. "She is a woman who listens to her own heart and follows after the man she loves. Of all of my characters in all of the stories I have written, she is my favorite.

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