Ann Frailey of rural Fillmore, Illinois has published her first book entitled "The Road Goes Ever On A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings" under the name A. K. Frailey. It is a reflection on the characteristics of the heroes and villains in the Tolkien classic and what influence virtue and vice have in our own modern world. Ann gives us a glimpse into the Christian ethos that was fundamental to Tolkien's life and work.
ARAM, book one of The Deliverance Trilogy, her first fictional work is an adventure, romance and mystery all rolled into one with characters who struggle to survive in a hostile world while encountering evil from within and without. Three clans meet, clash, and battle out their differences before they come to know that they share a hidden past.
Neb the Great was raised to conquer and conquer he did until he met a woman who challenged his heart and enslaved him in a way he never thought possible. From their union is born two sons, one who would change the course of history by becoming the father of a new generation which would lead to the birth of Aram, while the other would descend into further corruption by embracing his grandfather’s name and his gods.
Ishtar is exiled, wandering alone over rocky hills up into imposing mountains and down through a winding pass into a new land as dry and barren as he feels. A gentle patriarch named Matalah helps him to face his greatest tormentor so that he can return home reconciled to his friends and rescue his sons before it is too late. Barak, Obed and Eoban leave the safety of their own homes to go on an uncertain quest to find Ishtar only to encounter a strange stone city filled with mystery and danger. New friendships are forged and old friendships are strained to the breaking point as faithfulness and endurance is tested to the limits. Can these friends overcome their mistakes, refuse alluring temptations, accept unacceptable loss and still become reconciled to both themselves and each other? Find out in the newest Deliverance Trilogy adventure of Ishtar’s Redemption. Ishtar’s Redemption is a gripping story of exile and reconciliation. From lush grasslands to barren deserts Ishtar encounters evil from within and without. Can a man cursed by his own father leave his torments behind and help a kindly desert nomad who is being persecuted by his own sons? Learn how Ishtar and his friends face their past, their future and their own personal mistakes as they forge a new destiny embracing a hope that lives beyond their present sight. Ishtar’s Redemption is an adventure from start to finish in a world of shadow and light.
Aram is a man who wants to start his life over but he must deal with his haunting past, a lost wife and son and a discontented clan. He must accept the choice he has made in a new wife and face a mysterious beast which pursues him through a dangerous terrain. While keeping his people safe against all odds he encounters a new land beside a beautiful lake and there he finds his first real sense of security and joy. Unexpectedly, he finds that he is in the midst of a battleground where an innocent clan is about to be annihilated and he must decide if he and his people will become involved. In the greatest battle of his life he must face his haunting past, turn a young pagan from his father's evil ways, and forge a new hope for future generations.