An excellent read! It actually starts with a book that hasn't been released yet and starts telling the whimsical story of a young man cursed out of time, still bearing a curse, awakened after more than a century. The first short story tells us a little more about how it all happened from the perspective of the gypsy, Francesca. What starts as a well-researched historical fiction transports us seamlessly into the fantasy world and does so in such a way that we barely notice withing a 34-page short story. The story continues with a parallel series called the Wraith Riders trilogy of novellas and the first novella tells us the story from the perspective of the people who dwell in this fantasy realm and tell the story of how Francesca's arrival affects them.