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PostSubject: "BRAVEHEART Meets THE LORD OF THE RINGS"   Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:00 pm

Yes, that's what one Hollywood producer has dubbed THE BLACKGLOOM BOUNTY by Jon F. Baxley. Destined for the big screen (sometime in the near future) this medieval fantasy series is setting sales records for both the hardcover publisher and on Amazon's new Kindle reading device. Here's what Publisher's Weekly had to say:

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A fast pace, sly humor, amusing dialogue and a richly researched background lift Baxley's fantasy, the first of a new series set in medieval Britain. When Merlin's long-ago apprentice Kruzurk Makshare (aka the Boozer) receives a dreamlike visitation from the legendary mage, he learns he must destroy another former apprentice, the villainous Seed of Cerberus. To do so will require a visit to the demon-guarded Blackgloom Keep.

Enter young Daynin McKinnon, who discovers a curious rune-covered headstone, which may be the fabled Scythian Stone, and brings it to Kruz's attention. Kruz believes it will provide entry into the fortress, while Daynin hopes the sale of the stone will restore his family's fortunes.

The colorful cast of good guys and ne'er-do-wells includes the Pictish ghost of Brude McAlpin liberated from his tomb, assorted pursuing Caledonians and a bemused Prior Bede, whose monastery serves as a hiding place for the Blackgloom Bounty. Suitable for fantasy enthusiasts of all ages, this novel evolved from an e-book,The Scythian Stone.

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PostSubject: Re: "BRAVEHEART Meets THE LORD OF THE RINGS"   Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:18 pm

I hope they do a good job, I'm a big fan of these kinds of movies. However, I have not heard anything about this book, nor seen a copy, in any of my local bookstores. The "buzz" must just be getting started.
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PostSubject: PDF Review Copy   Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:47 pm

Hello Flash:

If you'd like to read Blackgloom, I'll be happy to send you a full pdf review copy, complete with illustrations. It's a big download--4.3 megs, so be sure your spam filters will accept it.

This offer is for everyone in the group, too. Keep in mind, this is not Harry Potter fantasy. If you're a fan of Conan books, this is right up your alley. If you enjoy multiple POV's (ala Tom Clancy) Blackgloom should keep your interest. One reviewer called my writing style "cinematic" which is exactly how it was intended.

Thanks for the response, Flash.

JFB 1/19/08
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PostSubject: Blackgloom Bounty   Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:27 pm

I have heard of this novel and actually have it on my Amazon list! I haven't picked it up yet, but it sounds fantastic! I'm excited to hear it will be hitting the big screen!
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