Hope y’all were able to enjoy a nice Holiday. Mine was good. I spent it with family, as it should be.
At any rate, today I’m bringing you something special. Guest, Author Michael Bolan, is presenting us with his newest work.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Why should history be boring? Throw away the text books which boil our past down to a dreary series of names, dates and places. Immerse yourself in a world of passion and intrigue, where a ragtag band of individuals battles the might of Empires and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Title: The Stone Bridge: Book III of the Devil’s Bible Series
Author: Michael Bolan
Release Date: December 1st, 2016
The Rapture continues to wreak havoc across Europe in its quest to acquire the elemental Seals, the only thing preventing the Devil’s Bible from purging the world in fire. Brought to Prague by the Fianna, the Seals’ only protection lies in the secrecy that shrouds them.
Reinald, leader of the Rapture, enlists the world’s greatest minds to free the Devil’s Bible from the depths of Prague Castle, where it has languished under lock and key for centuries. Meanwhile, the plans of the Four Horsemen unfold, wreaking havoc and misery across the entire continent.
Not content with forcing his siblings from their ancestral home, Reinald sends a vast army to harry and persecute them, forcing them to flee ever eastwards. Taking shelter with their friends, Willem, Leo and Isabella commit to one last act of bravery, making a final stand to defend the city of Prague.
As each nation commits its final resources into the conflict, all roads lead to the Stone Bridge that divides Prague, where the Sons of Brabant and their Fianna allies will face the ultimate test of their strength.
Praise for the Devil’s Bible Series
“Meticulously researched and intelligently written, The Sons of Brabant spins itself out gradually, culminating in an especially action-packed climax.”
“There is plague, war, intrigue, back-stabbing, love, and obsession – something for the whole family!”
“A fantastic mix of myth, religious references, fact and fiction layered on to the Thirty Years War.”
“Joyce, Beckett and Behan… meet Bolan. This is a classic sit-by-the-Aga and have a cup of tea page-turner.”
“The Sons of Brabant is a wonderfully crafted novel. This is the best start to a series I’ve read in quite a while.”
It took Michael Bolan over two decades of running in the corporate ratrace to realise that all he actually did was tell stories.
There was no Damascene revelation for Bolan which caused him to pen his first work of fiction, “The Sons of Brabant”. An avid reader, he simply felt that he could do as good a job as many of the authors he read and decided to put his money where his mouth was.
Living and working in many countries left him with smatterings of a dozen languages and their stories, and his love for history focused his ideas on the Thirty Years War, the most destructive conflict that the continent has ever seen.
Now living in Prague (again), Michael brings alive the twisted alleys of the 17th century and recreates the brooding darkness of a fractured Europe, where no-one was entirely sure who was fighting whom.
Michael writes while liberally soused in gin, a testament to Franz de le Boë, who was mixing oil of juniper with neat spirit while the thirty Years War raged around him.
His website is a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings – along with reviews of books he finds lying around the internet.
My Top 10 Books:
- Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
- Magician – Raymond Feist
- A History of the World in 10½ Chapters – Julian Barnes
- Mort – Terry Pratchett
- Animal Farm – George Orwell
- The Sett – Ranulph Fiennes
- Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
- Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
- On the Beach – Nevil Shute
- Gods and Fighting Men – Lady Augusta Gregory
10 Things You Need to Know About Me:
- I read fast, but forget details after a while.
- I love music and listen to it constantly, but can neither sing nor play an instrument.
- I’m a cat person.
- I was born in Northern Ireland, but have lived in ten countries since leaving.
- I can hold a conversation in seven languages yet struggle to find the right words when I write.
- I’m actually an introvert, but most people would never realise.
- Coffee should be drunk black, without sugar or milk. Or syrup. Or marshmallows. Just coffee.
- I think of conversation topics and rehearse before social interactions.
🙂 LOL. I hope y’all enjoyed this today, I did. Okay, so that’s all for now. Talk soon.