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Book 3 in the Award Winning series The Gauntlet Runner, Forest Sentinels, is NOW available!

Forest Sentinels is now available though my Bookstore on my Publishers site. You can use the following link: http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000012616091/S.-Thomas-Bailey-Forest-Sentinels

Forest Sentinels will soon be listed on your favorite on-line Book Sellers, as well as, for order at Retail Book Sellers world wide. Thank you and enjoy. Please share this with your friends and family. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a great New Year. Looking forward when our paths cross soon.

Great write up from a judge for Writer’s Digest

Entry Title: Shades of Death

Author: S. Thomas Bailey

Judge Number: 82

Entry Category: Genre Fiction

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Structure and Organization: 5

Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design: 5

Plot (if applicable): 5

Character Development (if applicable): 5

Judges Commentary*:

SHADES OF DEATH: THE GAUNTLET RUNNER BOOK II by S. Thomas Bailey is an intriguing story written by a skilled author who really cares about history. Those who enjoy serious yet entertaining historical fiction with epic conflicts that reflect the times would do well to read this novel.

The cover conveys in an excellent manner the situation and setting. Though illustrations are less common than costumed models on most of today’s covers, the artwork is lovely and will attract readers’ attention.

I like that the author includes endorsements on the back cover along with the plot teaser. Inclusion of the web site address also lends a great air of professionalism.

Inside, the layout is impressive and makes the appearance of the pages look more expensive than a book you’d read and then toss. It was great to see even more praises straightaway.

The maps are wonderful. Excellent author photo and bio. I appreciated seeing recommendations for other sources where readers could learn more.

The story is well written and entertaining. I am confident the author knows his topic, cares about it, and has put in more than the requisite research. I could pass this book along to any historian without risk of embarrassment that I had recommended a careless novel.

Great job!

*Commentary may be quoted as: “Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards”

Great feedback! Please share with your friends and make a note for the fast approaching Holiday Season.
Thanks!

Great Idea for Father’s Day!

Give your Father something to read! Try Shades of Death, Book 2 in the Award winning The Gauntlet Runner series.
Here is the most recent 5 STAR review of Shades of Death:

“This is the gripping tale of Maggie and Jacob, whose family and lives were torn apart as the French and British battle for control of the Ohio Valley. S. Thomas Bailey masterfully weaves the history of the era in the pages of this book. Even those unfamiliar with the times will be able to journey with all sides as they converge on the Ohio Valley. We are able to meet the ill-fated Major-General Braddock, George Washington, and even catch a glimpse of Benjamin Franklin. The Huron, whom we get to know a lot about, have a major presence in the tale. For example, we learn that they believed that “the scalp represents the warrior’s soul.” This is the second in the Gauntlet Runner series, but can stand alone. ”

Quill says: Shades of Death is historical fiction as its very best as S. Thomas Bailey brings the struggles of Colonial America to life.

For more information on Shades of Death: The Gauntlet Runner Book II, please visit the book’s website at: www.thegauntletrunner1754.com
For the full review please visit: http://www.featheredquill.com/

Also, if you would like a signed copy for him, I will be at History Meets the Arts in Gettysburg, PA on June 14 and 15th, signing copies of both books in the series. Check www.lordnelsons.com for further information. Thanks and enjoy!