The guards had spotted them! Moving forward was their only option. Bullets flew, cracking the frozen river around them. There was no going back now. Ivo would either reach freedom or die trying. Driven by courage and his desire to make a new life, Ivo must make a risky escape.

Despite surviving the Civil War and World War II, he must now take the risk of a lifetime to escape his service in the Yugoslavian army. Running across the deadly and barren winter lands of Austria, his getaway soon leads to adventure as he comes to find romance, family and a home in Australia.

A new book by Gabriella Kovac based on a series of true events; written for the adventurer, the romantic and the history buff.

5starFierce Courage is having the courage to write this book.

“Fierce Courage is Author Gabriella Kovac’s true to life story of the coming of age of Ivo and his family in 1935 Croatia. Young Ivo witness the soldiers coming and taking his dad in this intense drama and action piece. The author writes in her own unique style that makes us a stand up and cheer for the good and frown at the bad. A wonderful human story of fortitude, bravery, and confidence. A combustible and wonderful read that will leave you wanting more. Highly Recommended.”

George Wilder Jr. Author and Radio Host.