San Antonio, TX Author Publishes Medieval Fantasy Novel

July 28, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
With Fire and Sword: A Paranormal Historical, a new book by Rosalie Shambra Whiteman, has been released by RoseDog Books.

The story begins with a young girl, Galien, hiding in the murky forest while her father, preparing for battle, uses his son as a shield. As the band approaches, the battle begins and the only one left alive is Galien, who witnesses the death of both her brother and father.

As the story unfolds, Galien, now a young lady, is taken to the Barose's stronghold, Cadwallad, where her healing powers are used to heal the wounds of The Barose. Eventually The Barose and Galien fall into a deep and passionate relationship.

Written in medieval times, where battles and witchery are the norm, and fights between families are typical. Knights in armor are prevalent and feelings of revenge, wickedness, and hatred make you want to know more of the lives of long ago. You will not be expecting the end of this novel.

About the Author
Rosalie Shambra Whiteman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 14, 1938. She attended both elementary school and high school in New Orleans. After graduating, she attended University of Southern Louisiana (USL) and graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. It was there that she met Ed Whiteman, an artist (painter), in her senior year at USL, and they were married in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Later in life, as a teacher, she focused on writing her book, With Fire and Sword. It took her approximately twelve years to complete the novel.

Rosalie died of cancer at sixty-four years of age, and though she passed away after writing this book, she did write an award-winning short story called "Eddie's Plate" which received a non-fiction award and is also being considered for publication in the near future.

With Fire and Sword: A Paranormal Historical is a 364-page paperback with a retail price of $22.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-7884-3. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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