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Langdon, N.D., author publishes first fantasy novel

"Legacy," Michelle Bredeson, Pill Hill Press, 216 pages. Michelle Bredeson of Langdon, N.D., has just released her first book, "Legacy," which will be the first of five novels in the Bloodline series written for teenagers, young adults and fans o...

"The First Dance" by Richard S. Wheeler

"Legacy," Michelle Bredeson, Pill Hill Press, 216 pages.

Michelle Bredeson of Langdon, N.D., has just released her first book, "Legacy," which will be the first of five novels in the Bloodline series written for teenagers, young adults and fans of supernatural fantasy.

Bredeson will have a book reading and signing at 5 p.m. Monday at Ferguson Books & Media in the Menard's Strip Mall in Grand Forks.

The book, set in a small Minnesota town on the shores of Lake Superior, introduces 16-year-old Carly Morneau, a news release said. Carly's feelings of angst and unsettling dreams are the onset of her hereditary ability to shape shift into a white fox. Carly finds her friends have their own talents and secrets.

"When teenage romance and secrets arise, Carly is overwhelmed with information and feelings," wrote Dawson Schefter, 13, of Langdon, in a review of the book. "In 'Legacy,' Carly winds through several exciting challenges as she begins her new life as what she is meant to be. ... I liked how (the author) presented the characters as normal people who just happen to have another form of being."

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"The First Dance," Richard S. Wheeler, A Forge Book, 349 pages.

Richard Skye's legacy lives on in the 19th novel in Skye's West series by Richard S. Wheeler. "The First Dance" sees mountain man Barnaby Skye's family into its third generation in North America, a news release said.

Barnaby's mixed blood son, Dirk, a civilian translator for the army in Miles City, Mont., has just married a Meti girl, Therese, only to have her flee from the wedding celebration and vanish.

Dirk has been enlisted to translate in a brutal dispute between settlers and the Metis. Unable to reconcile her love for ther husband with the pain being inflicted on her people, his bride has fled leaving Dirk heartbroken.

Then Therese has a powerful vision encouraging her to build a church as a gathering place for her people, the suffering refugees. Can the Metis find a friend in Dirk? And can the lovers be reconciled?

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