|About the Book|
In the summer of 1158, the salt merchant Anselm Zierl of Innsbruck sets out for Augsburg. It is the summer in which the strife over tolls between Duke Henry the Lion and Bishop Otto von Freising is coming to a head. In Munich, the Feringa Bridge overMoreIn the summer of 1158, the salt merchant Anselm Zierl of Innsbruck sets out for Augsburg. It is the summer in which the strife over tolls between Duke Henry the Lion and Bishop Otto von Freising is coming to a head. In Munich, the Feringa Bridge over the Isar River goes up in flames, killing Anselm Zierl along with his family. Only Zierls son Kai miraculously survives. The nobleman Gottfried, in the service of Duke Henry, rescues him from the rushing river and takes him under his wing. Except for his own name the boy cant remember anything. But a nightmare torments him every night: a woman in a fire. Years later, a knight recognises in the boy the features of the boys father. Kai makes his way to Innsbruck to demand his inheritance. There among his relatives, he becomes entangled in a web of intrigue involving greed, forgery, and betrayal. In spite of all, he wants to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a salt merchant. And when he once again meets Lisa, who with her telepathic abilities recognised Kai as her future husband shortly after his rescue, he discovers the dark secret that Gottfried has hidden from him for so long ] Press Roland Mueller understands how to bring all of his readers under his spell and to hold them captive to the very end Mainpresse Author Roland Mueller, born in 1959, is a professional in education and social pedagogy. He is now a management trainer and presently a guest lecturer at the Police Academy on the subjects of didactics, psychology, and negotiation strategies. After writing short stories and screenplays, he achieved critical success with his first novel, The Goldsmith Der Goldschmied, 1998]. The Sword of the Goldsmith Das Schwert desGoldschmieds, 2000], The Curse of Gold Der Fluch des Goldes, 2002], and The Daughter of the Plant Gatherer Die Tchter des Pflanzenjgers, 2004] followed. In this his fifth historical novel he tells of the never fully explained legendary burning of the Fhring (Feringa) Bridge, the event which marks the beginning of the history of the city of Munich.