Escapee Release Week #3: More about names

(If you’re looking for information about the Escapee Release Week giveaway, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Banff National Park

In yesterday’s release week post, you learned that I stole the place names in Escapee from Banff National Park. Here are some specifics.

Castle mt

Captain Dukelsky’s command at Castle Mountain Fortress is destroyed early in the book.  It is named after the most impressive mountain visible from the Trans-Canada Highway through Banff Park.


NorquayNorquay, where the enemy headquarters lie, is named after Mt Norquay, well known as a ski hill.

Another of the outposts captured by the enemy is Rundle City.  The town of Banff sits at the foot of Mt Rundle. Here is Mount Rundle as seen from Mount Norquay. The town is at lower right.


The author at Lake Louise

Catt pilots her airship, the Escapee, through Louise Valley, where the airship is attacked by a Proximanian jet copter. Lake Louise is the most famous lake in Banff Park.


escapee smaller

Escapee — The African Queen in Outer Space

Catt Sayer just wants to survive.  The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on her decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. And now an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless voyage to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers.

Edward Hoornaert’s romantic space opera, Escapee, continues the saga of the Dukelsky family (begun in The Guardian Angel of Farflung Station).  If you like The African Queen and the thrill of underdogs finding love while battling a hostile environment, you’ll love Escapee.

Don’t let this rousing tale escape from you.  Buy Escapee today at:


The Giveaway

Travel Escapee

Celebrating the release of Escape: Repelling the Invasion on April 19, 2016, you can enter a Rafflecopter giveaway. To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, click the travel poster (at right) for the moon called Banff, where Escapee is set.

You can win:

  • A $10 Amazon gift certificate
  • One of two electronic copies of the prequel to EscapeeThe Guardian Angel of Farflung Station.

Have you ever been to Banff National Park?  Or maybe there’s another mountainous region that you love?  Tell us  about it in a comment.


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