Monday, October 19, 2015

"The Three Thorns" by Michael Gibney

The Three Thorns
(The Brotherhood and the Shield Book 1)
by Michael Gibney

Welcome to this week's Super Middle Grade Mondays Book Blitz presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books and Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours!

Today, we get up close and personal with Michael Gibney, author of The Three Thorns, the first book in the new Brotherhood and the Shield series from Tantrum Books. Coming soon: Legion of the Two Knights.

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Three brothers born to a once powerful King were abandoned at birth and cast out into the old world as orphans – alone and unaware of the other’s existence or their royal heritage.
In the new world, by order of the false King, three of the most lethal assassins are sent to kill the children before they come of age and avenge their father’s throne.
But when the brothers find one another, Benjamin, Tommy and Sebastian must resist the temptation of magic and power if they are to defeat the unspeakable evil that has threatened them since birth.
The Three Thorns is book one in an exciting children’s fantasy series called The Brotherhood and the Shield from debut author Michael Gibney.

Listen to some audio excerpts from the book here.

Praise for the Book

Jake, 11 year old student, Hamp Academy, Somerset, England

Interview With the Author
Describe yourself in three words.
Ambitious. Generous. AnimalLover.
Describe your book in three words.
Exciting. Dark. Original.
Tell us about your day job.
Landlord & Full Time Writer.
Which writers inspire you?
What is your writing process like?
I see visual images in my mind’s eye very vividly. It’s like I mentally walk into a dark movie theatre in my mind, an old 1920’s movie theatre and sit alone in the middle of a gigantic room amidst hundreds of empty seats. The cinema screen is blank (white) until the projector begins to play a movie. It is the movie that would entertain, thrill and touch me emotionally and I simply write down what I see.
What are you reading right now?
Do you have an author crush?
No. Not really. Haha. Stephenie Meyer, maybe? Yeah, I’ll go with Stephenie. Which is weird because I don’t like the mainstream.

About the Author
Born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1982, Michael Gibney is a writer whose interests in world politics, literature and the love of film encouraged him to do his studies at the early age of 16 within the media and journalism field.
Through his studies at college and the BBC, he developed an instant passion for creative writing that exceeded his love for media, art and music. His influences include Irish writer W. B. Yeats, and Belfast born author C. S. Lewis.
He spends most of his time writing and painting within the United States and the United Kingdom.

Enter the blitz-wide giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of The Three Thorns by Michael Gibney.