Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I

What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.
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“A time-travel page-turner.” – Lili Marcus.

It would take two women separated by time to make music with the power to change history.

Adeena Stuart and Katharine Carnegie were born nearly three centuries apart. Yet their music and an ancient cello connect them to each other and to a man doomed to die in 1746 after the Battle of Culloden.

In Book I of the Song for A Lost Kingdom series, Adeena receives an untitled musical score from her dying grandmother in Scotland. When the score is played on the oldest surviving cello ever made in the UK, the music connects Adeena directly to the past as Katharine, struggling to find words to complete her symphonic tour-de-force in the midst of the Scottish uprising against Union with England.

But Adeena is not a scientist or historian. What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Just as she is about to realize her wish, she’s lifted away, out of her control, and immersed in her ancient family history. As she is buffeted back and forth between the worlds, she grows to want more of the past, even though the promise of her most yearned for dreams are coming true.

Not even her passionate boyfriend can keep her rooted in the present, especially when another man from the past falls for her and her music. Although unsure whether her time travel is a hallucination, she’s willing to steal a five million dollar cello to get back to the 1700’s.

Song for a Lost Kingdom, Book I,  begins a journey of discovery between two women who share the same musical soul and love the same doomed man.

After the success of the Diana Gabaldon books there have been a whole lot of quasi imitators - Scotland, time travel mysterious this and passionate that. This is NOT one of those. Clever plot, interesting people, unusual tie in's and while a couple of plot moments are thoroughly predictable, most of the well-written characters are distinct, developed and the ending is most satisfactory and happily unexpected. A really nice surprise and a great read.

-- John R. Sheehan

Steve Moretti (Author)

I have always been drawn to passion and creativity in all its forms. I am equally fascinated by the mechanics of the universe and the characters of history. I have a special affection for the power of music which I believe is the universal language of human emotion. My writing journey started in journalism, public relations and advertising then continued into software development (yes that involves writing)! Now am I a full-time author, finishing up Book III in my Song for a Lost Kingdom trilogy, which also includes a novella Prequel. Audiobook versions of all the books in this series are on the way, including the Prequel which is now available. I grew up in London, Ontario (Canada) and also lived in Pompano Beach, Florida as a teenager. I moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton University many years ago and now live just south of the city with my wife, daughter and four dogs with attitude. I look forward to your feedback. Visit my website stevemoretti.ca for the latest news, or email me at steve@stevemoretti.ca anytime!

What she wants more than anything is to compose music and to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

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