**Winner - Canada Book Awards**
**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.
In the fall of 1928, Nicolai Kota leads a Roma caravan into a community in eastern Germany for the annual fair, where they expect to display their talents. When nine-year-old Punita is attacked, the Kota family makes the difficult decision to leave her in the care of a relative.
While the caravan resumes its cyclical travels through Europe, Punita remains with Nicolai's cousin to attend school. It's six long years before the caravan returns. Punita is now a young woman in love, dreaming of marriage. However, when her beloved receives orders to serve in the youth army for a year, that dream must be delayed.
Just days later, danger descends, and each family from the caravan flees for their lives. Nicolai, his wife Rosalee, and Punita set out for the safety of Amsterdam. But on the way, Nicolai is trapped and sent to the concentration camp at Dachau. Punita and Rosalee are forced to embark upon a sea voyage to Amsterdam without him.
In Amsterdam, Punita and her mother are welcomed by family friends, but even there tragedy awaits. To survive, Punita sets up an unusual business in the Red Light District.
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."