Reviewed by Foluso Falaye for Readers' Favorite
The Ansgar Treasury: A Windflower Saga Collection (color version) by Aleksandra Layland weaves together four different tales set in the same world with inspiring protagonists who aim to spread love, peace, and harmony among those around them. The first of these is Ansgar: The Struggle of a People. The Triumph of the Heart that reveals how Ansgar is saved from dying after journeying alone across the southern wastelands by Keholani, a gorgeous female member of the tribe of indigenous people he seeks to save from extinction. In The Feathered Crown, High Chief Kahutane recalls the changes that have affected the Kimbrii people since Brother Ansgar first visited them. Lord Branimir Rongo, the eldest son of Ansgar and Keholani, plans to explore distant places to find any Kimbrii people who may still be alive in Far Endeavor. The final tale involves the three youngest sons of Ansgar and Keholani, as the Three Brothers of Ansgar follows their various travels and profound exploits.
Through its epic, feel-good, and exciting storyline, The Ansgar Treasury conveys themes of love, acceptance of people regardless of race, traveling to different nations and experiencing other cultures, interracial marriages, unity, and other great ideals that our world could benefit from. This book is like reading a religious text since it includes spiritual messages and tells the collective tales of people from many generations and life stages, such as childhood, adolescence, and marriage. You will also find therapeutic metaphors like "The water was magically black and sparkling" that encourage you to be present. You won't want to put The Ansgar Treasury down since there's always a new adventure and discovery about a fascinating, intricate world with endearing characters and thought-provoking lessons to be learned at every turn. I can't wait to read more from Aleksandra Laylands' Windflower Saga Collection!