Wednesday 6 April 2016

Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath by Annette Oppenlander Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath blog tour. You can check the full schedule HERE.

Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath
by Annette Oppenlander
Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Time-Travel
Release Date: July 31st 2015

Summary from Goodreads:

When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he's sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn't realize that 1) He's been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player. 2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime. And 3) Survival is optional: to return home he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions—if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past—forever.
Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471 and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight he is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

Book Trailer:

Fist Chapter Read by Author:


“His name is Max,” Bero offered from the bench. “He hid in
Hanstein’s forest.”
The woman stepped closer and then crossed herself. “May the
Lord have mercy. A Wanderer to bring doom to our Haus.”
I vehemently shook my head. “No, no, I’m just lost and need
a place for the night.”
Bero’s mother stepped closer still. She was inches shorter, yet
her shoulders were wide and her arms thick and muscled. I
shrank back. She’d beat me to a pulp no problem. To my horror
she extended an arm to inspect my hair. “What’s a lad like you
doing in the Lord’s forest? You look like a stranger. A conjurer
“He said he is from the village,” Bero intercepted. I wished
he’d shut up. It was nerve-wracking enough to deal with Bero.
The woman was positively frightening—nothing like my mother
who was gentle and sweet.
“I’m visiting,” I tried. Maybe it was best to say as little as
Bero’s mother grabbed my T-shirt and rubbed the fabric
between thumb and forefinger. “Your clothes are…odd.” Then
her eyes fell on my shoes, half hidden in the straw. Obviously not
hidden enough. She got on her knees mumbling something. Then
she crossed herself again. I stood waiting and hoping my legs
wouldn’t tremble. To keep from fidgeting, I stuck my hands in
my pockets, my right fingertips making contact with something

About the Author
Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults and anyone who loves stories set in the past. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.
"Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story."
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  1. Sounds like an unusual story.

  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and watching the book trailer. This book sounds like quite an interesting read. Looking forward to checking out this book.