Author Gerald W. McFarland Promotes His Historical Adventure Buenaventura Book Series

Author Gerald W. McFarland is pleased to announce the promotion of his historical adventure novel, What the Owl Saw.

Boston, MA, September 21, 2015 --( This second volume in the Buenaventura Series and sequel to "The Brujo's Way” (ISBN: 978-0865349445) opens in December 1705 with a terrifying nightmare that fills Don Carlos Buenaventura, a powerful brujo in his sixth life, with dread. Feeling the need to strengthen his brujo powers, always weakened by town life, he rides out into the wild mountain landscapes around Santa Fe in order to practice his sorcerer's technique of transforming himself into hawks and owls. Transformations are exhilarating, but they do not dispel his sense of an impending menace. In addition, as he tells his friend Inez de Recalde, he is impatient to move forward in his quest for wisdom on what he calls the Unknown Way.

Into this picture comes a trio of itinerant entertainers, a magician and two women dancers, who offer an ambiguous promise. Can they lead him to deeper realms of consciousness, or are they agents of his enemy, the evil sorcerer Don Malvolio? The magician and his alluring companions introduce Carlos to dances that transport him into ecstatic mind states, but he remains uncertain about what master they serve. Despite the risk of exposing his secret brujo identity and of being disloyal to his beloved Inez, Carlos allows himself to be drawn ever farther into their web of dark and dangerous enchantments.

What the Owl Saw is available in both print and ebook formats.

Book Details:
What the Owl Saw
Second in the Buenaventura Series
By Gerald W. McFarland
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 978-1632930088 (print)
ISBN: 978-1611392685 (ebook)
Pages: 336
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure

About The Author:
A native Californian, Gerald W. McFarland received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years, specializing, among other things, in the History of the American West. During that time he published four books in his field, including "A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West," cited by the Colonial Dames of America as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. Since his retirement, he has written three novels in the Buenaventura Series. He and his wife life in rural Western Massachusetts.

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Gerald W. McFarland
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