Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Spotlight on "The Three Thorns," by Michael Gibney, Plus a Giveaway (5 Winners)!

Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Michael Gibney

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.

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Michael Gibney began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen and assumed his first sous chef position at twenty-two. He ascended to executive sous chef at Tavern on the Green, where he managed an eighty-person staff. He has worked in the kitchens of Morgans Hotel Group, 10 Downing in Manhattan, and Governor in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, among many others. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to work alongside cooks and chefs from many of the nation’s best restaurants, including Alinea, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Bouley, Ducasse, Corton, wd~50, and Momofuku.

In addition to his experience in the food service industry, Gibney also holds a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Three Thorns (The Brotherhood and the Shield #1) by Michael Gibney (INT). Winners will be drawn March 27, 2015.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. The more I read fairytales and books that reference them, the more I see important things in threes. Wonder if that's what the author's getting at here. Most recently, I saw that in the Dreaming Anastasia series. 3 drops of blood. Of course, that ties in with Baba Yaga tales, but I don't think 3 drops of blood has much mention in the classics. Wonder what's made three become such a big number in fantasy? :)

  3. Daniel M3:26 PM

    bet my nephew would like! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  4. I would love to win this!

  5. This would be so great to win!

  6. Thanks for the great giveaway!


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