Bertha Maude Anderson has no inkling of how famous she will become. She lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the year 1843. Her world changes forever when she is enticed to join The Romanoff Brothers Circus and her name is changed to Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders. Inzared discovers her true calling while learning to live with the nomadic Gypsies. From the hatred shown by some of the performers to the love she finds along the way, Inzared finds herself immersed in the rich folklore and customs of the misunderstood people who call the circus their home. Her one constant is Cecil, the elephant, and together they form a bond that no one can break as Inzared finds herself lured into the world of the Gypsies while clinging to her own roots and trying to break free of the chains that keep her from her destiny.
One of the MANY five star reviews!
INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders by L Leander is a lovely book. It bubbles along emitting an enchantingly engaging story line that is both unique and suitable for all ages. Something quite unusual these days. This is a fine example of an historical family saga done well plus an equally worthy display of cleverly timed and skilfully crafted fiction. Quite rare and very, very satisfying, five stars. – Erin