Song for a Lost Kingdom - Book I
Adeena Stuart is an aspiring cellist who is having a tough time winning a spot with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. But all that changes when her dying grandmother in Scotland finds a musical score hidden away for almost three hundred years.
In Book I of the series, Adeena discovers that this music, when played on the Duncan Cello, made for Katharine Carnegie in the 18th Century, transports her into the midst of political conflict in Scotland circa 1745.
Adeena and those around her, struggle to make sense of the creative, medical and historical implications in this introductory novel that combines history and fantasy with art and science. Readers' comments
Book II - Love never surrenders
Music is not bound by time.
And Adeena Stuart is not bound by anything that will stop her from saving the man she’s fallen in love with, even though he’s been dead for almost three hundred years.
In Book II of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, her music provides the portal to to James Drummond who is fighting along side Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the 1746 Jacobite uprising. Though their cause is doomed, and James is destined to die shortly after the Battle of Culloden, Adeena’s determination never wavers.
Left behind in the present, Adeena’s friends and families are equally determined to return her to 2019 before the expanding growth in her head becomes fatal and they lose her forever.
Throughout it all, the music sweeps across those in both the past and present in this novel of history, fantasy, romance and science fiction
The Prequel to Song for a Lost Kingdom
In 1707 the Scottish parliament voted itself out of existence against the wishes of most of the country. Lord Drummond of Perth plans to fight the Union with England and vows his unborn son will be born a Scot and die a Scot.
Years later, Katharine Carnegie is completing a musical masterpiece and must decide which brother she will support. They are on opposing of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and she is caught in the middle, asked to inspire each side with her unfinished composition.
Meanwhile in 2003, teenage Adeena Stuart feels a mysterious inspiration guiding her musical development in ways she won't fully understand for another fifteen years...
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"We are not so lost after all."
“Song for a Lost Kingdom, reminiscent of the Outlander series, is a captivating tale of passion and self-discovery.
Set amid the castles of 18th-century Scotland and the music halls of present day, this story will appeal to fans of historical fiction, time travel, and romance, as well as musicians who understand the ability of music to alter one's very state of mind.
Well-researched and carefully-crafted, the novel is evocative with an abundance of historical and sensory detail. With several unexpected twists in the plot, Moretti effortlessly ties together two women who lived centuries apart. Readers will be reminded that we are not so lost, after all -- and our connection to the past may be found in the most surprising of places.“
- Sarah L. Penner /Author of KEPT
“A great read! This is the first time that I have read books by this author, Steve Moretti, but it won't be the last. I just can't wait to read the next book!
This is a Time Travel story, sort of, LOL. I'm not going into how it is done, as this would ruin the surprise but, I can honestly say that this is a first for me.
The characters are well thought out and the story itself is riveting. I had a hard time putting it down! Set in Canada and Scotland, this story contains Romance, Intrigue, History, Suspense and much more.
There are a lot of historical references and I really loved that.
About the only thing I didn't like was the cliffhanger so, if you prefer to wait for the completion of the set, all well and good.
Steve better get his skates on and put out the next book. Waiting.......
Grab your copy now and leap into the unknown.
But yes, I really loved it!"
- Raewynn Osborne
"Grab your copy and leap into the unknown."
Other Reader comments
“Reminds us that we are not so lost after all, our connection to the past may be found in the most surprising of places.”
“A perfectly woven braid, walking a tightrope between past and present.”
“Grab your copy now and leap into the unknown.”
“Put on some classical music, curl up on the sofa and enjoy Song for a Lost Kingdom.”
Song for a Lost Kingdom - Book III
Two women connected by the same musical soul. Two composers transposed across time into each other’s world by the mysterious forces of a priceless 18th Century cello.
“Suspenseful and inventive.” - Linda F.
“The tension level is incredible!” - Dianne C.
In the final instalment of the Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie search for the music that neither can complete on their own.
Finding themselves living three centuries apart and each assuming the identity of the other, Adeena and Katharine must overcome their own unique challenges, all the while hiding the truth of who they really are from those around them.