**Independent Press Award 2020 Distinguished Favorite - Historical Fiction Series**
**Next Generation Indie Book Award 2020 Finalist - Fiction Series**
**Readers' Favorite 2020 5-Star Review**
A story of war, prejudice, migration, crime, love, and heartbreak. The Prophecy Saga is a fast-moving, intriguing historical tale, spanning more than 70 years.
The Crest begins in the fall of 1914 as friends Gerhard Lange and Otto Schmidt are excited to receive orders to join Germany's battle with France. The two soon learn there is no glory in war. They survive but return home broken men to work alongside their fathers to restore the farming community they fought so valiantly to protect. The years pass but war looms once again, and the two families must relocate to the safety of Bavaria.
Soon, a second war becomes inevitable, and Gerhard and his son Paul both find themselves in an army led by a tyrant. Despite the oppression of serving on the Eastern Front, a light is cast in Paul's direction when he encounters the lovely Ilse-Renata Chemiker. As the war rages, Gerhard worries about his family and whether there will be a future for them at all.
The Crest is dedicated to those folks who are forced to fight for what they believe in, to keep their family and their country safe. Together, The Crest, The Emerald and The Destiny tell of the challenges and changes that external forces place on everyday people who must rise above their own expectations to meet family obligations and responsibilities: no matter how reluctant they may be to do so. They provide the reader with an opportunity to consider life from an alternate perspective.
About the Author Tobiasen, Jerena: - "Award winning author, Jerena Tobiasen retired from a legal career in 2015. Since then, she has published three historical novels - The Crest, The Emerald and The Destiny - collectively The Prophecy saga. Jerena enhances her writing by travelling to foreign lands, visiting museums and libraries, conducting interviews, and travelling in the footsteps of her characters. Her experiences and discoveries enrich the authenticity of her stories. In 2019, Jerena travelled extensively through southern Europe, northern Africa, the Arctic and the Middle East collecting data for new stories. Many of Jerena's short stories and poems have been published in the Royal City Literary Arts Society e-magazine 'Wordplay at Work', as well as on her website jtobiasen.ca. Jerena is a member of The Writers' Union of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, the Federation of BC Writers and the Royal City Literary Arts Society."