A medieval thriller steeped in chivalry,
baffling mysteries, and the quest to thwart evil.
Maiden Hills, once a thriving land, lay desolate after a deadly massacre twenty-two years ago that destroyed the village, killing most of its inhabitants, for the unlawful practice of magic.
Queen Juliana learns things are not as they seem. Secrets shatter her perfect world and she soon finds herself at the center of battle against her own kingdom to save her people – the survivors of the massacre.
However, saving the magical people has consequences. It means going against the law of her land and betraying her ruthless husband King Edmund who has vowed vengeance against the magical people and will stop at nothing until they’re all dead – including Juliana!
“The fantasy novel Maiden Hills is filled with action, adventure, and an endearing heroine whose social awakening is satisfying.” Foreword Reviews
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Meet the author… N. L. Estrada
Having built a successful career in finance, time seemed to get swallowed up, not allowing her ambitions as a writer to be fulfilled. When she took early retirement at last that time opened up.
‘Maiden Hills’ is the result of that change of focus. A medieval thriller, with elements of fantasy, magic, and action, charts the story of Queen Juliana who learns the secret of the people of Maiden Hills. A town decimated twenty-two years ago by her kingdom of Yorkford. When she learns that she has a link to the town and its survivors, she is torn between protecting her father’s legacy and helping the magical people. Juliana’s thoughtful journey is at the core of N. L.’s debut novel.
The book is being published by 3P Publishing, a British company, and will hit the shelves in August 2020. Having got the taste for writing, N.L. is now working on book two, a follow-up to ‘Maiden Hills’.
When she’s not writing N.L. spends her time reading, gardening, and traveling. You could say her life is consumed by stories and the telling of stories. She’s also a Star Wars fan and sees some parallels with one of the book’s characters in Luke Skywalker. Will ‘Maiden Hills’ go on to replicate the success of the Star Wars universe? Only time will tell.