Does one really possess the freedom of choice or is it another illusion to mask the inevitability of fate? Sometimes, the end is a gamble and one has to seek answers within the journey. In one epic tale of pure literary genius, author M.A. Hill evokes a poetic vision of the vast distances of the land and the dissolving polarities between the truth of reality and the mystery of illusion. "Trackless" (published by Xlibris AU) flexes the bounds of the imagination to reveal the intricacies of the fractured mind in a journey that follows no trails.
From the mansions of the wealthy and powerful, to beach shacks and remote desert camps, Aidan and Gwyneth struggle on a conquest of love, will and destiny. A successful architect, Aidan Randell throws away his career to gain freedom and follow his passion to be an artist. When he meets gifted musician Gwenyth Chamberlain, the ramparts of the safe world she has constructed shatter into chaos. Together, they embark on a journey both real and metaphorical in the undercurrent of destiny as mythic characters enmeshed in the Viking runestones — he as Odin, a Norse god and she as Selene or Zelina the moon goddess. Magic and myth interweave to allow readers an inter-dimensional glimpse into the psyche of the victim and to illustrate the strength of the spirit to survive in unmapped landscapes of the desert and the mind.
Within its pages, the book teems with poetic language and the creative grace of original illustrations, showing the author's notable gift in the arts. "Trackless" is also Hill's creative uptake on the often hidden problem of child abuse in society and its effects on the adult survivors. "This story is a compassionate plea for understanding, tolerance and support for all the victims," Hill says. "I wanted to tell a story of survival that would reach not only fellow travelers who had experienced trauma but also those who share their lives."
Hill’s masterful superimposition of antithetical themes displays an impressive contrast to sharpen the ultimate theme of survival – despite being lost, even with misadventures; hope carries one to a promising end. “Life is wonderful and the human spirit is invincible.”
M.A. Hill is currently working on ‘Windforce’, the sequel to this first powerful novel.