Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath

By Annette Oppenlander

Young adult | Paperback, eBook


When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he's sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn't realize that: 1) He's been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player. 2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime. 3) Survival is optional: to return home, he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions — if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past — forever. Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471, and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection, thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight, Max is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst...


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When fifteen-year-old nerd and gamer Max Anderson thinks he's sneaking a preview of an unpublished video game, he doesn't realize that: 1) He's been chosen as a beta, an experimental test player. 2) He’s playing the ultimate history game, transporting him into the actual past: anywhere and anytime. 3) Survival is optional: to return home, he must decipher the game's rules and complete its missions — if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past — forever. Now Max is trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471, and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection, thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight, Max is dragged into a hornets' nest of feuding...


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Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories. "Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story."




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