Kemptville, Canada, December 07, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Child of Chaos is set in Europe in the early stages of World War II. The novel’s heroine, spirited archaeology student Kate Bowen, experiences within two weeks both the thrilling rush of love and the devastating grief of death. The love is Alex Wolfe, a military pilot fighting not only the Germans but also his past. The death is of her beloved yet increasingly estranged family. Kate soon learns the death of her family is not an accident but an act of murder related to an incident from her childhood. With the help of smugglers, French Resistance fighters and, unexpectedly, Alex, Kate faces a war-torn country, submarine-infested waters and an unnamed killer to discover the truth.
It's a story of self-realization, adventure, strength, and, above all, love. It is a story that takes you through Scotland's moors, London's back alleys and France's landmines in a harrowing adventure of one woman's search for truth.
“I decided to write Child of Chaos because I could never find a book that balanced all of the elements I wanted—a strong female character, adventure, and suspense, woven through with romance,” said Michelle Hamilton. “It took me eight years to tell the story of Kate and Alex, and it was worth every second. They now live in these pages.”
The timeframe in which Child of Chaos is set is unique for an historical fiction. It begins in the early to mid-1900s when European women are finally able to shed the shackles of the Victorian era and show their strength. It is a time when they are struggling to find their place in the post-liberated ‘20s and fulfill traditional male roles during the war. This story is similar in timeframe and quality to Gabladon’s “Outlander” series, but Child of Chaos differs because it offers a series of events with which every woman who dreams of unexpected adventure and romance can identify.
Child of Chaos is published by Dragonfly Media Publishing, a Canadian book publisher specializing in print-on-demand. “I love how flexible this type of publishing is—I had complete control over the editing, layout, and design process,” said Michelle Hamilton.
“The target audience of Child of Chaos is working women in their mid-20s to 60s who want strength balanced with softness, reality tinged with the surreal,” said Tobi McIntyre, Editor and Publisher at Dragonfly Media Publishing. “They want to infuse their lives with adventure, romance and passion, yet still be grounded through authentic characters that make their stories plausible. Child of Chaos delivers.”