Monday, May 11, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality

Gahan Hanmer's book The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality is set in present day. The central character Jack Darcey – actor, wanderer, ex-competitive fencer – has been tricked into visiting his school friend Albert Keane’s beautifully designed medieval kingdom nestled in a completely isolated river valley in the Canadian wilderness.

Albert Keane's community takes nothing from the modern world, the community lives in a setting that resembles the Middle Ages. There are castles, dungeons, knights on horses and the farmers that work the land.

One of King Albert’s nobles is trying to overtake him and he needs Sir Jack's help. Jack Darcy who finds himself learning how to adapt to living in a medieval kingdom becomes entangled in political intrigues.

Though The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality takes place in one time period but with two very different cultural settings.  The book answers the question why the past holds the key to happiness that may be missing in our present day.  That community such as this could easily exist in present day.

Excerpt:

Finally they came back from the grove, wearing their new garments and dumping the old ones in the pile with ours. They were all wearing medieval riding costumes, with pantaloons tucked into soft boots and long jackets under their cloaks. The servants all wore the same colors, some kind of livery perhaps to identify them with Albert. Rudy and I were dressed similarly, with the right sides of our tunics padded with leather.

Whoever had designed all these clothes had done a good job. We were a very authentic-looking group. The men’s tights were hand-loomed; the daggers had come from an armorer’s forge, not a factory. Everything, even our hand-stitched leather baggage, had the unmistakable texture of handicraft. Everything, that is, except the pile of modern clothing that lay near the bonfire.


About Gahan Hanmer
Born into a family of actors and painters, Gahan Hanmer naturally gravitated toward the arts. He speaks French and Spanish and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. The Kingdom on the Edge of Reality is available at: Amazon, My Book Orders,, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and on his website.  Ask Gahan Hanmer questions by visiting his website at http://thekingdomontheedgeofreality.com/contact.htm.

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