Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review & #Giveaway: Promised Valley Rebellion by Ron Fritsch


Promised Valley Rebellion, the first book in the Promised Valley series, is a story of forbidden love. The farmers' king refuses to allow the marriage of the coming-of-age prince to the daughter of the farmer who saved the king's life in the last war with the hunters. Her brother decides he has to help his sister and the prince, his boyhood friend, correct the flagrant injustice.

That decision leads them and their allies into a youthful rebellion against the king and his officials, who rule the kingdom from their bluff-top town. The far more numerous farmers in the villages below, who despise the officials but not the king, and who admire the prince, are in a position to determine whether the rebels will succeed or face execution for treason.


Promised Valley Rebellion is a powerful tale that leaves the reader wanting more.  It has a little bit of everything, romance, rebellion, turmoil and more.  I was immediately drawn in by not only the book, but into the characters lives as well.  The emotional tugging that goes along with Promised Valley Rebellion is unrelenting.  I'm so glad that I already had a copy of the second book in this series, Promised Valley War.  I definitely recommend reading this book and giving yourself ample time to devour it.  It's pretty fast-paced, so it shouldn't take long to read it from cover-to-cover.

About Ron Fritsch:

Photograph © John Moll

I grew up in rural northern Illinois. My father and mother were hard-working tenant farmers who loved to read. So did my siblings (one older sister, one older brother, one younger sister) and I.

I obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Illinois (major: history; minor: English literature) and a law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School.

I became a public-service attorney representing indigent and disabled adults and abused and neglected children. All during my life as a lawyer, I spent most of my time writing arguments on behalf of my clients, in the trial courts as well as the higher appeals courts.

For many years now, I’ve lived in Chicago with my partner who has picked me up when I’ve fallen, and driven me home again, possibly as many times as I have him.

I’m writing and publishing a four-book series of novels asking whether history and civilization might’ve begun and proceeded differently than they did.

Visit the Promised Valley website.

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