- 414 pages
- Black & White
- 6.0 x 9.0 inches
- eBook (epub, mobi, pdf)
- 978-1-4602-7360-9 eBook
- 978-1-4602-7359-3 Paperback
- 978-1-4602-7358-6 Hardcover
Norse Mythology, Viking Runes, Personal Quest, Adult Fiction, History, Toronto, Muskoka
The Last Stonecaster
Howard J. Breen
Charlie Langdon has it all: a highly successful career in advertising, a luxurious lifestyle, a stunning wife, and influential friends. Over twenty-four hours, his world crumbles in a spectacular series of unfortunate events. Spat out into the chaos of fate, Charlie embarks on an unknown adventure that leads him into the wilds of Ontario. On the shores of Great Spirit Moon Lake, he meets the mythic woman who will change his life forever: Ingrid Petersson, an elderly Swede whose ancestry stretches back to the days of Vikings and rune-reading oracles known as Stonecasters. Back in the city, Charlie’s friends and associates spiral into a world of embezzlement, sexual scandal, and murder. Away from the turmoil and corruption and guided by Ingrid’s sacred runes and the captivating recounting of her profound life story, Charlie unravels a destiny he never suspected — one that will teach him how to reinvent his shattered life. Part history, part myth, part everyday realism, The Last Stonecaster is a captivating and fast-paced story of pain, defeat, hope, and fulfillment. Brimming with adventure, humour, and insight, this epic and grounded novel will linger in your imagination, unveiling how magic and mystery still permeate our modern world.
Howard J. Breen is an author and former Chairman and CEO of one of Canada’s most distinguished advertising and communications companies. He has been recognized with many awards in the business world and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College. After a career in Canada and the United States that spanned over thirty years, Howard retired to fulfill his passion for writing. He is the author of two business and career books, A Page from a CEO’s Diary and The Toothpick Factory. The Last Stonecaster is his first venture into the world of fiction. Howard spends his time between Toronto and Sanibel with his wife and two children.
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