What is PERILS OF WRATH about?

PERILS OF WRATH is a spinoff from Shadows of Valor but is still a standalone that can be read aside from the other. However, reading both will make the main character and storyline more meaningful. I’ve taken the little red-haired orphan boy, Roland, from Shadows of Valor and weaved a tale for him when he grows up and becomes a knight.

In 1314 A.D., England, Roland searches for the truth behind his birth parents’ suspicious death, which brings him to Guildon Castle, a foreboding structure near the war-torn Scottish border (I include a brief account of the battle of Bannockburn in this story as well). Roland poses as a disinherited knight to keep himself on the down-low, but then Guildon’s tyrannical earl gives Sir Roland the unusual assignment of taming his obstinate, overweight stepdaughter by making her Roland’s squire! A female squire? Unheard of!

What emerges is a tale of mystery, secrets, dishonorable knights, medieval torture, and hardcore training that stacks up to any modern tactics for weight loss and muscle toning (does the NBC show STRONG comes to mind? Yeah, it’s like that, but medieval!). Most of all, this is another story of love and overcoming personal weakness, turning them into strengths.

I’ve also written another ballad for this story and have composed the music to it which will be featured in my book trailer (coming to Youtube closer to book release in 2018).

Blog Articles about Perils of Wrath below:

The Perils of...Shortbread? Shortbread Plays Roll in Upcoming Novel: PERILS OF WRATH.


  1. Hi Elsie,
    I loved Shadows of Valor and am excited for you newest book! You have a wonderful writing style and I appreciate the clean but romantic settings that you place your characters in. It's been nice to be able to recommend your book to my high school students, friends and family. Even my father (68 years old) loved your book!
    Keep up the great work! :)

    1. Oh wow, Shondell, that means a lot to me! You just made my day with your kind words. Yes, I'm excited for the second book too. It's been over 4 (almost 5) years since Shadows of Valor was released in 2013 and the second book is WAY overdue, but better late than never. I love that you recommend Shadows of Valor to your HS students and dad (that must mean you're a teacher, yes? Bless your sweet and patient heart!). My dad loved Shadows of Valor too, but he HAS to say he likes it because he's my dad *laugh*. It's nice to know that someone else my dad's age liked it too. I hope you enjoy Perils of Wrath just as much when it comes out. I'm super excited for it's release. May 2018 seems so far away. Thanks again for your words, Shondell!