Goran is one of the rare fairies who can live without magical protection in the Blur, the human world where the days pass twenty times faster than in fairy realms. The young journeyman’s missions for the Rangers Guild take him across colonial America — from far-flung mountains and rushing rivers to frontier farms and bustling towns. Along the way, Goran encounters George Washington, Daniel Boone, an improbably tall dwarf, a beautiful water maiden, and a series of terrifying monsters. But when Goran receives orders to help crush the American Revolution, he must choose between his duties to guild and family and his fierce loyalty to his human friends and the principles they hold dear.
John Hood is a newspaper columnist, historian, and foundation executive with a deep passion for both the American Founding and speculative fiction. The author of critically acclaimed books of economic and political history, Hood has reported on governments from town councils to Congress and written for the Wall Street Journal, Military History, and dozens of other publications. A frequent TV and radio commentator and winner of the 2016 book award from the North Carolina Society of Historians, Hood teaches public policy to Duke University graduate students and tap dancing to tweens and teens. He received his B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in liberal studies from UNC-Greensboro.