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Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller

The Ghostkiller Triology - Kindle Edition by Lynny Prince

 

On the day after Christmas in 1862, thirty-eight innocent Dakota Sioux Indians were hanged in the largest mass execution in United States history. One hundred and fifty years later, Kyle Ghostkiller has the chance to go back and save them.

 Kyle has just returned to town to accept a medicine bundle he has inherited from his ancestor, a man named Ghostkiller who was unjustly hanged in 1862. The ancient bundle contains tools giving Kyle the power to time travel. Arriving into town just after four teenagers are found brutally murdered, Kyle becomes a prime suspect; especially when the town gossip blames the Ghostkiller family curse during questioning by the FBI.

With Special Agent Lee Tarkington hot on his trail and a jilted, childhood sweetheart sabotaging his every move, Kyle escapes into the past where he must confront dark forces responsible for the murderous curse, or risk losing the "38" to the hangman's noose. It's a fierce battle between good and evil that Kyle must win.

Only the sacred ceremonies of his ancestors and Kyle's sheer determination will save his grandfather, but can he change history for the Great Sioux Nation?

The Ghostkiller Trilogy is a series of paranormal, American Indian novels based on historical events that change history in favor of American Indians.

 

Time travel, mystery and the supernatural intertwine in these edge-of-your-seat thrillers that put a new twist on paranormal fiction by empowering American Indians with the ability to change history by altering the past. Forget everything you know about how the west was won;  ~The Spirits Have a Story to Tell~

 

From Lynny Prince:

Lynny Prince

To understand why the story means so much, you have only to read the blog I wrote while readying for my visit to the Mankato powwow last year. Itís called Four Days. 

 

To me, this story is more than a book; it teaches real history that is not taught in school. To make a film about it would be a real chance to heal the past. 


What will a film do? In the right hands, it will reach millions of people, and tell the real story of our Nationís history in a pill (entertainment) thatís easy to swallow. Moreover, it will give hope. How? Well, what do you think a Native American hero could do for Native Americans? How could he affect the youth? Positive role models are needed in every culture. But this would give hope too, not only to a people who have been suppressed for hundreds of years, but to all of us. We need a hero. Someone to come forward and say, "The Spirits have a story to tell." The past gives us clues to our future. 

I had an actor tell me once that if a film were made where the Indians won the west, it would piss a lot of people off. He is not Native American, but he fakes it really well and has made a ton of money off the backs of his so-called genealogy. (Iím not being judgmental here. This guy started his career saying he was Italian) I will not be detoured. I will not stop until this film is made. I cannot. 

 

I have a friend who works with Johnny Depp. I sent him two t-shirts; one for him and one for Johnny as a 50th birthday gift. As you may recall, I sent him a book last year. What are the chances of him working with my friend on two separate movies within a year, and me having the opportunity to send him gifts relating to Ghostkiller? Itís never happened to anyone I have ever heard of. That means something to me. 

 

I am hopeful that he read the book and found the concept interesting, at least. My book might not be the most literary jewel in the slush pile, but it is a good story and the story is comparable to other films in this genre in terms of return, that is. But I regress. This is not a pitch meeting LOL  

 

A thank you note from Johnny would be cool, but him wanting to get involved with the Ghostkiller film would be even better. Someone with his star-power could really impact the Native community in a positive way. And let me just say here for the record, I fully support him playing the role of Tonto in The Lone Ranger for that reason. He has the ability to change minds, lives and stereotypes with his star-power. 

The book tour starts in August, most of which will be a working vacation for us. I so enjoy being on the road and canít wait to see all of you out there! My summer will be tied up with ceremonies until then (August 1), so donít look for much from me til after that. (Unless Johnny calls HA!)

Well, thatís it for now. This is short and sweet cuz Iím burning the candle at both ends and need to sleep. (But those who know me know I wouldnít have it any other way!)

Til next time, I wish you love, peace and frybread grease!

 

About the Author:

Matthew Black Eagle Man Prince

Lynny Prince and her husband Matthew Black Eagle Man own The Traveling Tipi Village.  Both are singers and Matt is a storyteller and CD producer.  They are humble people who believe in American Indian traditions and perpetuation of their culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Six Reviews from Amazon.Com

 

"If only this had come true, I loved this novel. It was so moving, if only time travel was possible. Thank you for the wonderful world that I lived in for a few hours."  ~Patricia Collins

"Author amazingly wove fiction with fact to create a very interesting story. Not only do you get a history lesson, you fall in love with the characters so much that you forget you are actually learning about American history. This book will not only grab the interest of history buffs, it will also get the attention of paranormal readers as well. Great Read!"
~Becky

"This book satisfies a reader's love for a mystery, science fiction and a historical documentary. The author masterfully laces historical fact with fiction to make you believe the occurrences have happened. When she has you deeply engrossed in historical she slowly brings you back to current but you still think of the past as you look around you.. Cant wait for the second book.." 
~Irghrtguy
 

"I just finished "The Legend of Ghostkiller." It was amazing...I absolutely could not put it down. I loved the hope and love it instilled in my heart, traveling through time, and the reminder that visions and spirit world are so real if we choose to be open to them. I have fallen in love with the characters, and can't wait to revisit them in the next book. Thank you for this book." ~Carey
 

"Even though this is a work of "fiction" it is based on carefully documented historical facts. I was told that prior to reading the book - and was so upset that I had never been taught about these incidents, and wanted to know for myself that I researched... and yes, sadly, truth. Which made the book even more powerful for me. I'm VERY much looking forward to the next part of this story. Only draw back? The difficulty level of putting it down!" ~Riverhawk

"I don't know whether to classify this book as Literary or Historical Fiction because I see it as both. This is a truly enjoyable book to read. It captures the life and values of early post western invasion indigenous people. I can not wait to read the sequels. Ghostkiller captivates the reader and easy for the reader to feel a part of all the action. I was never bored and never wanted to put the book down. Great
job Lynny!!"  ~Fred D. Wilcoxson, PhD, BCCC, PC 

           

 


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