The Marabout’s Secret – Karl May
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Series: Hussar's Love, Book 2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Publication Year: 2009
Length: 424 pages
ASIN: B004BDP4CG
ISBN: 9781897373736
The marabout, Hajji Omanah, is dying. Known throughout the vast deserts of Africa as a hermit and devout follower of Islam, Omanah has been keeping a terrible secret, one that has been plaguing him for years. On his deathbed, he plans to reveal it... to his son. What his son doesn't realize is that he's soon to be caught up in the middle of a vicious feud going back over a generation between two powerful European families. Forced to leave France in disgrace, the embittered Albin Richemonte is determined to avenge himself on Hugo von Löwenklau and his entire household. Desperate to escape desert exile, Richemonte concocts a brilliant scheme to cheat the marabout's son of his rightful inheritance, and by doing so rob the Löwenklau's of theirs as well. In the meantime, rumours of war between France and Germany abound, leading the Prussian High Command to send Hugo's grandson Richard on a dangerous mission into the heart of the enemy. There, he will find himself face to face with his grandfather's greatest nemesis.
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The marabout, Hajji Omanah, is dying. Known throughout the vast deserts of Africa as a hermit and devout follower of Islam, Omanah has been keeping a terrible secret, one that has been plaguing him for years. On his deathbed, he plans to reveal it… to his son. What his son doesn’t realize is that he’s soon to be caught up in the middle of a vicious feud going back over a generation between two powerful European families. Forced to leave France in disgrace, the embittered Albin Richemonte is determined to avenge himself on Hugo von Löwenklau and his entire household. Desperate to escape desert exile, Richemonte concocts a brilliant scheme to cheat the marabout’s son of his rightful inheritance, and by doing so rob the Löwenklau’s of theirs as well. In the meantime, rumours of war between France and Germany abound, leading the Prussian High Command to send Hugo’s grandson Richard on a dangerous mission into the heart of the enemy. There, he will find himself face to face with his grandfather’s greatest nemesis.

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Robert Stermscheg

Robert Stermscheg, born in Europe in 1956, was exposed to many wonderful writers – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Alexandre Dumas, and of course Karl May. He appreciated how they opened up a whole new world to our imaginations through their portrayal of life. His parents were of Austrian descent, and as a result of his father’s occupation as an electrical engineer, he moved several times in his early childhood. His father kept a steady supply of books to broaden his son’s education, including a repertoire of Karl May books.

The entire family moved to Canada in 1967, eventually settling in Manitoba. Robert was involved in chess, hockey, flying, but always kept up his interest in the German language. His passion to share the works of Karl May, largely unknown in North America, resulted in the search for English translations. After retiring from a satisfying career with the Winnipeg Police Service in 2006, he had the opportunity to pursue his dream—translating one of Karl May’s novels into English. His wife, Toni, embraced his dream and encouraged him in the writing process. She supported him in this new venture by being a proof reader.

In 2006, Robert and embarked on his first book, The Prussian Lieutenant, based on an earlier work by Karl May. His first book was well received, encouraging him to continue with the sequel, The Marabout’s Secret. Buried Secrets, the third book, shifts back to France. There is much tension, as the ruling authority prepares for a war with its neighbour, Germany.
Robert resides in Winnipeg and is currently working on his fourth book, Captain Richemonte.

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Authors: Robert Stermscheg.
Genres: Historical Fiction.
Series: Hussar's Love.