In an imaginary Empire whose king is dying, everyone fears for the fate of the kingdom. The only heir of the Empire is Princess Anila, whose womanhood would not help her climb on the Throne. Without successors, the counts would become sovereigns again, and war for dominance would break out. In Dalday, Nufira decides to leave her village to become a King’s Messenger. She not only discovers a strange world in which rules are not always familiar to her, but she will play a leading role in stabilising the Empire, due to her self-assurance, loyalty and common sense. A triumphant tale of life, showing that true strength and values come from within, regardless of appearance. An extraordinary example of a woman who stepped out of her traditional female role to recover a whole kingdom.
G. B. Zechendorf, born in Berlin in 1948, is married, has three sons and six grandchildren. He is a trained librarian and documentalist and has worked from 1978-2011 at the European Commission where he had built up a large documentation about biotechnology and life sciences, directed studies and organised workshops (working language was English). Since 2011 he has retired and is living in Brussels.
Among his numerous writings are novels, short stories, 12 contributions to the field of biotechnology, a book on unusual European aspects, in German (“Interferenzen”), and a yet unpublished guide through Brussels’ cultural heritage, in French (“Balades à Bruxelles”). Being a truly European writer, many of his stories are set in various European countries, some in the USA.
Bernhard’s main interests are reading, studying, walking, travelling and – of course – writing.