In the fall of 1914, Gerhard Lange excitedly receives orders from the Kaiserliche Deutsche Armee. He and his best friend, Otto Schmidt, are to join Germany’s battle with France. The young men quickly learn that there is no glory in war.
At the end of World War I, Gerhard and Otto return home broken men, and work alongside their fathers to restore the farming community they fought so valiantly to protect. Life remains tenuous as another war looms.
Concerned about the safety of their families, the Langes and Schmidts relocate to Bavaria. Once again, Gerhard’s commitment to his country is challenged, and he and his son, Paul, find themselves serving in an army led by a tyrant. Despite the oppression of serving on the Eastern Front, a light is cast in Paul’s direction when he encounters Ilse-Renata Chemiker.
As war rages around him, Gerhard worries about his family and how he will ensure the future of the Lange legacy.
The Prophecy saga spans over 70 years, and is a story of war, prejudice, migration, crime, love, and heartbreak. Each story is an intriguing, fast moving, historical fiction written from the perspective of the people involved. The Crest is dedicated to those folks who are forced to fight for what they believe in, to keep their family and their country safe.
Together, The Crest, The Emerald and The Destiny tell of the challenges and changes that external forces place on everyday people who are forced to rise above their own expectations to meet family obligations and responsibilities, no matter how reluctant they may be to do so. They provide the reader with an opportunity to consider life from an alternate perspective.