The Headsman's Daughter

The Headsman's Daughter

by Brian Trenchard-Smith




Alice awakens in a psychiatric hospital believing she is the daughter of a 16th century executioner. Is she insane, or has a portal opened to a past life where she and her outlaw lover are hunted by a corrupt noble and his henchmen? What is the true agenda of Paul, the handsome young doctor who befriends her? Why will intelligence agencies kill to possess her? Are cosmic forces in play to change both past and future? The Headsman's Daughter is a thrilling genre mash-up in novel form. Think Games Of Thrones meets The Bourne Identity on Freaky Friday. It's a ripping yarn for progressives, a sardonic take on agitprop fiction that explores themes of political corruption, social change, justice, destiny, and timeless love. It's an action packed roller coaster ride with surprising twists and turns along the way, plus a bit of metaphysics thrown in for good measure. This is the first in a series of adventures for Alice, an 18 year old girl, both pure and fierce of heart...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533327536
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Brian Trenchard-Smith has directed 42 films for Cinema, video, and television, producing, writing or co-writing 12 of them. His cult favorites, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Dead End Drive In, Stunt Rock, The Siege of Firebase Gloria, The Man From Hong Kong have earned praise from Quentin Tarantino, and continue to be re-released on Blu Ray. His body of work, which frequently both celebrates and satirizes the standard tropes of various genres, has been honored at the Paris Cinema, Karlovy Vary, Melbourne, Brisbane and Toronto Film Festivals. He has been a judge at Fantastic Planet Science Fiction & Fantasy, and A Night of Horror Film Festivals and a jury member for the Ithaca Film Festival. In 2016 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival. He has presented over 50 cinema lectures for Trailers From As well as movies, the many "what if's" of History have been a life long fascination. The Headsman's Daughter is his first novel. He lives in Oregon with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith.

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