Thursday 5 March 2015

The Three Thorns: The Brotherhood and the Shield by Michael Gibney Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Title: THE THREE THORNS (THE BROTHERHOOD AND THE SHIELD #1) 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.

Character Bio : 

Tommy Joel

Tommy is the ultimate bully you love to hate until you get to understand his character.  He is the typical arrogant and popular tough boy, fearless of greater threats and rebellious to authority figures.  Tommy changes dramatically throughout the story, growing up to become more sensible and mature than his two brothers.  Although the brothers are the same age, Tommy was the firstborn of the siblings, making him the oldest by birthright.  He is also the tallest and grows to rely more on his human skills and strength of spirit rather than his gifted powers.  One distinguishable talent this character has is the ability to see through walls and blueprints of lands with his multi-coloured eyes, which in the story is his most prominent feature.  Tommy becomes more self-assured as his character progresses, having to carry the torch for all the creatures and humankind of Abasin by the 5th and 6th instalment.  He is the true hero of the series but will that be enough for him to save the new world of Abasin from evil? Will his brothers help or fail him in the end?   


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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Giveaway Information:  Winner will be drawn March 27, 2015

·         Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Three Thorns (The Brotherhood and the Shield #1) by Michael Gibney (INT)

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