About the Series
Combining legitimate legends with actual historical events, Marshall Best weaves an epic story that portrays the ancient world as it might have been, a world which the ancient historians recorded as fact; a time when gods ruled the earth and strange creatures dominated the land. It is the era of civilized conquerors exploring distant and primitive new lands. Scant recordings left to us today only touch on the fringe of the fantastic and brutal reality that existed in those distant lands of the west. Into this age, young Guiamo enters the world stage as the great game-changer, and by his hand the gods and beasts become destined to disappear into myth and legend.
A ring of great power….not from Mordor
This tour goes back to the age of legends. The author has taken a deep dive into rich history, bringing his love of fantasy with him. The result?
“Guiamo by Marshall Best is an outstanding historical novel of life and times in the ancient Roman era.”
“There were times I had to remind myself this was fiction. It was easy to follow the story and keep up with each new twist and turn. I really had trouble putting this book down.”
- Larry B. Gray
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About the Books
Ebeth says, “In telling this story, Best is able to richly lay out the history of the land and the people – and he does so without confusing the reader. That is a gift and a talent.”
“Just finished Book 2. Any writer who wants to write about epic battles, should read the battle against the orcs. A great example of swordplay and magic combined!” – Mary Woldering
The third book in an excellent series and again the authors understanding and research into the myths and legends add excitement and interest to the story.
The writer totally enthralls and absorbs the reader into a time gone by and again you feel you are there fighting and wanting to warn Morlanos of the danger he is facing.
Anyone who is interested in legends and has an vivid imagination and believes strange creatures and magic (or the belief that wizards/witches existed) governed the thoughts of the people and their lifestyles will find this an excellent read. – beckvalleybooks
The author springs yet more surprises and again shows expert research and intense historic knowledge. – beckvalleybooks
Meet the Author: Marshall Best
We are pleased to wecolme author Marshall Best with us today. Marshall is an avid reader, father of six and business owner. In the past several years he has found his love of writing as well. What began as a desire to write a story for his children has evolved into a nine book series. Marshall has done extensive research into the history behind the legends, people and places of England, Scotland and Ireland involved in his books. He loves being able to weave real people and legends into his stories making them come alive. He is definitely a writer that tends to the details often mapping out timetables, calendars, geneologies, etc. that pertain to his book to ensure that it is as realistic as possible.
1. As succinctly as possible, tell us why someone should read your book.
The storyline brings such wonderful legends into a historic setting. It gives people a chance to see how the legends we know today might have sprung up from actual ancient events. Legends often come from real life that is distorted in the telling over long periods of time.
I don’t always follow exactly the original stories, they are too convoluted, but I do try to portray key aspects of the mythical accounts in a way that it makes sense that what survives to us today could have been derived from what I describe.
2. Where did you draw your inspiration from for your characters?
The primary character is drawn from my son William. He was 10 when I began writing Guiamo. He has an exceptionally inventive nature and this is how I portray young Guiamo. William also has a keen sense of justice and hates to see wrong triumph, and so I wrote this into Guiamo’s personality as well.
Most of the other key characters are not based on any other living person, but I try to put personality into them based upon what kind of person I want them to be.
3. What are some of your favourite books from your childhood and did any of these inspire you when writing your books?
I have always been a prolific reader, and found that real life stories of men like Daniel Boone and Francis “the Swamp Fox” Marion of the Revolutionary War were wonderful adventures that stirred my young imagination. I’ve always liked history, so I suppose my love of history shines through in Guiamo.
4. What is YOUR favorite part of the book?
I really like the parts where Guiamo learns about the ancient gods, Roman, Greek and Egyptian, when they lived among us as the men and women they were in the ancient days.
5. What is the main message you want to convey to your readers in your books?
Even a young child, with proper guidance and a good heart, can come to change the world in a wonderful way.
Chronicles of Guiamo Blog Tour Schedule (2013)
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