January 14, 2008 10:30 ET

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY: Exciting, Must-Read Novel by New Canadian Author

THOROLD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 14, 2008) -

Attention Lifestyles, Leisure and Literary Editors

Tony Vandermaas, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today.

A QUESTION OF LOYALTY follows Jeremy Van Hijser as he stumbles through life in the maelstrom of the War of 1812. The loss of his wife and their newborn baby leaves a gaping hole in his soul, and he withdraws from the outside world, hunting and trapping game in the forests of the Niagara frontier. But in 1813, Jeremy unwillingly becomes involved in the year-old war between the United States and the British, which threatens to destroy everyone and everything he holds dear, including his values. More than a historic novel, A QUESTION OF LOYALTY takes you along as the fortunes of the two North American powers swirl about Jeremy, who must do what he can to survive-no matter the cost.

"History should always form the background of a novel, whether it took place two hundred years ago or yesterday, as long as the main focus is on the characters and their story," - Tony Vandermaas.

You'll feel the tensions, smell the gun smoke, and taste the bitterness of war as you join Jeremy van Hijser in his struggles with his enemies and with his values. You'll never think of history as boring again.

Tony Vandermaas is a former city councillor and part-time political columnist for local weekly newspapers. As a reflection of his historical interests, he has served as the Official Town Crier for the City of Thorold, Ontario, Canada since 1999.


ISBN number (Paperback) 978-0-595-46884-3
(Hardcover) 978-0-595-70588-7

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