Kimberley Malaj writes book series that offers a fast-paced adventure with lots of twists and turns
Former MiraBay Breeze resident Kimberley Malaj has written a series of books based on the tales, myths and legends of northern Albania. Malaj now lives on her husband, Arti’s 10th generation family property in BajzÃ«, Albania.
According to Malaj, â€œThe fantasy series is woven from the fabric of my new life here. The Albanian folklore and landscapes described in the books come from my hiking experiences and the stories my husband and his family have shared. The series offers a rhythmic adventure with a lot of twists and turns.
Malaj’s first book, Teskom Castle, is the first in the series known as Embers in time series. Teskom Castle is based on Itra and Danae, who uncover an ancient secret hidden behind a reflection in time near their Albanian home. Faded memory and cryptic messages made them risk an encounter with enemies of Greek mythology, altering their perception of Albanian folklore and reality.
The second book, Recover or Yield, is based on Danae and her brother, Leon, descendants of Zeus, who are immersed in a world they barely understand. A new responsibility to protect and serve Goddess Ember and Teskom Castle after Danae’s husband Itra, a descendant of Mui, and his family failed to protect the castle from an attack by Poseidon and Astonished.
The third book, Protectors of time, will be released this month. Protectors of time takes place six months after Itra and Danae were kicked out of Teskom Castle, and then an alarming phone call sends them back, and not by choice. They are aided by the support of the new alliance of descendants of the lines of Zeus and Mui and the Protectors of Time. They arrive just in time to defend the castle against Chronos, Ember’s despised ex-lover. But the list of opponents evolves as they uncover an ancient prophecy of a new beginning of time between the four dimensions.
Malaj also wrote a fourth book, which is non-fiction, The old untold. It is inspired by weekly conversations with his grandmother Rex, 87, a true legend and widow of the Vietnam War.
Malaj’s books are available both online and in a hardcover version. You can also request his books at your local libraries. Audio versions of the books will be available by the end of 2022. For more information, please visit www.kimmalaj.com.