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From the beginnings of recorded history to the scourge of the Civil War through the tumult of the greatest conflict the world has ever seen, acclaimed author Marty Duncan brings you the riveting stories of people whose lives are caught up in the sweep of the ages.  Check out these selections. A good read may be just a click away.
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Ancient Mysteries and Forgotten Holocausts

Are we descendents of immigrants from another planet?  Did the Atomic Age really start millennia ago with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah?  Follow the trials of Celiste as she wrestles with the burdens of leadership and preparations to protect her people from the unthinkable.

 

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The Pilot's Mate
By Marty Duncan

The Pilot's Mate (May, 2016): A royal princess leads her people in emigrating from Mars to Earth. (The emigration is fictional) Celiste accepts Deem as her mate; he is a shuttle pilot. Celiste and her squad of women are warned; they prepare a 'safe cave' in the mountains. Celiste sees the 'angry, black cloud' as it blooms above Sodom. After 70 days absence her mate Deem must find a way to prove his love for Celiste.

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Shin'ar, My Love
By Marty Duncan

Shin'ar, My Love (May, 2016):  Celi works with her adoptive 'grandfather' to rebuild a temple that was buried during a flood. She agrees to lead a squad of Beag (former gold mine slaves) to rebuild an abandoned village, Arad in southern Israel. She is warned war is imminent; Celi prepares with a safe zone in a deep cave. She sees the 'great black cloud' that blooms above Sodom. Her mate Deem is absent for 75 days while he shuttles the spouses and children of the Anunnaki lords out of harms way. His ultimate challenge is to find a way to prove his love for Celi.  The novel includes an annotated bibliography and EndNotes. The novel is historical fiction.

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The Harant Family Saga

Whether it be the exciting search for gold set against the tumultuous days leading up to World War II, or through the eyes of an accidental witness to a brutal murder in a small Northern Minnesota town during a turbulent teacher's strike, or the newest adventures set in the dark days of the Civil War, you will want to follow the exciting exploits of the Harant family.

Black Powder,
Gray Hope: Vengeance
(2nd Ed.)
By Marty Duncan

A feisty Irish lass, Kelsey O'Welin survives the slaughter of white families during the 1862 Dakota War.  She is captured and thrown among the 260 white women who were threatened and abused by Dakota Warriors. Kelsey survives by wearing an old leather dress; she is protected by a Dakota chief.
  
Her rescuers include Ransom Purdy, a debonair man about town, an agent-spy for Grant's Army. His good friend Patrick Harant is a brave but naive Union volunteer.   Fate throws them together; the Civil War keeps them apart.

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Black Powder,
Gray Hope:
A Civil War Romance
By Marty Duncan

Follows the Fifth Minnesota Regiment and the lives of Kelsey O'Welin, Patrick Harant and Ransom Purdy into the western theatre of the Civil War. Patrick was present when former slaves in two all black regiments stand up to Gen. Richard Taylor's Texicans at the battle of Milliken's Bend. Patrick, recovering from an injury, begins to romance the feisty lass from Minnesota. They are both at Vicksburg when the Sultana sails north into a disaster.

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Black Powder,
Gray Hope:
New Americans
By Marty Duncan

Kelsey finds a reason to trust Patrick and together they struggle against locust invasions, blizzards, land speculators and angry neighbors. Their brothers, wives and children join their small community; together they build a church. Patrick’s niece Eva disappears; Patrick and Tom pursue buffalo hunters into South Dakota. During a formidable blizzard Patrick marches into the white-out to search for ‘General Thomas,’ his beloved bull. His sons swear to lead the Harant family; his son Mark renews an old family tradition and joins the Navy.
(Mark is the grandfather of James Fynmore Harant, the Naval Lieutenant in the novel Gold …then Iron)

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Black Powder,
Gray Hope: Vengeance
(1st Ed.)
By Marty Duncan

(This edition includes Internet Research Notes and an Annotated Bibliography.)
   
A feisty Irish lass, Kelsey O'Welin survives the slaughter of white families during the 1862 Dakota War.  She is captured and thrown among the 260 white women who were threatened and abused by Dakota Warriors. Kelsey survives by wearing an old leather dress; she is protected by a Dakota chief.
Her rescuers include Ransom Purdy, a debonair man about town, an agent-spy for Grant's Army. His good friend Patrick Harant is a brave but naive Union volunteer.   Fate throws them together; the Civil War keeps them apart.

Presented at London Book Fair, 2012 and Book Expo America, 2012.

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Gold . . .then Iron
By Marty Duncan

  
James Harant (U.S. Navy) and two British leftenants leave Southampton aboard the Empress of Scotland on a 'training' exercise to recover the Golden Eagle. They know only that a monk, Godfrey, has hidden the artifact among the Irish miners in northern Minnesota. Emery and Mackay do not know they are up against two Japanese Army officers who will commit any atrocity to recover the artifact.
A series of deadly encounters will challenge the loyalty of Harant's team. James Harant almost discovers love before fate hands him one final surprise!

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NOTE: Gold...then Iron was selected for display and sale at the 2010 Beijing International Book Fair, which ran August 30 through September 3..

Iron Lake Burning
By Marty Duncan

Five lives are entangled by politics, passion and personal tragedy when arson becomes murder and Tom Harant, the accidental witness, discovers love and integrity. Iron Lake Burning is a story of the state's longest teacher strike and the passions enflamed among board members and parents.  Iron Lake Burning is the second of the Harant family stories.

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