Author: D. Lee Jortner
Genres: MG Historical, Middle Grade Speculative
Date: November 25, 2014
Folklore and history intermix in a tale of George Washington’s forces in the historic battle in Trenton on Christmas Day in 1776. Unseen and magical forces are not recorded in our history books, but are now exposed in this new and exciting look at the crossing of the Delaware.
Chimmeken, a young German American gnome, presides over a different kind of assemby—one of sprites, tricksters, bat and cat Kobolds. Unwillingly, they have been thrust into the war zone and need leadership. Chimmeken is their choice, but he must first overcome his fear in order to save the hungry and frozen men serving in the Continental Army.
Drawing from the most recent historical research and newly found journals, this short read adds a fantasy twist to already true events and will delight readers interested in American history and folklore.