Karla is a typical young German girl. She enjoys the typical things that girls her age enjoy, dancing, theater, skiing and boys. The only thing that sets her apart from all the others is the fact that her father is the Leader of the German Reich, Adolf Hitler. She loves to ski at Berchtesgaden at the family home there, and enjoys all the privilege and accommodations due her status in the Reich. Her mother, Hitler's loyal mistress Eva Braun, has raised her in the splendor of the Third Reich and has seen to her every need. Even a status as prestigious as this is not without its dangers. Karla endures many hardships along the way, including the bombing of Munich, her first experience with Jewish prisoners and the fear of Germany's defeat. As time goes on, she learns more about the darkness about to befall the Reich that was to stand for a thousand years. By her 12th birthday, she has been submerged into Hitler's subterranean world beneath the Reich chancellery. It is there that her mother decides to save her life from the family suicide that Hitler has planned for them all. She makes a decision that will shake the bunker. She sends Karla off with the man who has served as their personal driver since before Karla's birth, Jan Helmbrecht, an officer in the SS. It is on this harrowing escape through occupied territory, in an effort to get to safety that Karla learns of Jan's true status, an identity that will shake the very foundations of her soul. Hers is a story of power, war, intrigue, betrayal and self discovery. One that will carry her from the decadent and power ridden halls of the Reich Chancellery to the place she would call home after the war. It's a story about a girl's innocence, a dictators brutality and a father's dedication to his child.
David Donald Fitzgerald was born on October 13th, 1967 on a Friday. Friday the 13th is famous in history as the day that King Philip of France attacked and arrested the ruling core of the Knights Templar. It is now also famous for the day that one of the most creative fiction/fantasy/adventure authors was born. David started writing fiction when he was only thirteen but did not chose to publish any of his works until 2014. He has enjoyed a long musical career, recording five full-length albums and two EP's in various rock groups and has toured the world extensively. In January of 2013, he was inducted into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “I would live in Europe if I had my choice. It's much easier to create stories when your surroundings have more epic history behind it.”-DF David Donald Fitzgerald is a 3rd generation Irishman in the United States, who's Great Grandparents on both his Father's and Mother's side immigrated in the early 1900's. They would struggle to overcome an ugly American prejudice against the Irish and Roman Catholicism, two characteristics that he is staunchly attached to. Besides writing books, he is an Officer in the Holy Order of the Knights of Columbus and also a contributing member of the Father Michael McGivney Guild. He also is member of the Association of Independent Authors and the Willamette Writers Association. He is a husband, father and grandfather. He prefers cats to dogs. He loves all forms of music but leans towards Heavy Metal. Favorite bands include; RUSH, Nightwish, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, The Northern Kings & Delain. In his spare time, he researches the written histories of the Julio-Claudian's, ancient Rome being a favorite subject of his. He also collects Roman coins. Besides fantasy and science fiction, he also is currently working on a period piece of fiction about Nazi Germany, a book titled “An Angel Behind Black Curtains” which he intends to release in 2014. He is also collaborating on a science fiction series with Seattle based author Edward Carl Barich.