The Legendary Tour + Giveaway: The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo

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The Chronicles of Giamo Durmius Stolo by Marshall Best
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The Legendary Tour


As the lighting blazed in a dancing, arcing column to the sky, a voice deep and powerful as thunder said, “My son, today my powers are bestowed upon you.”

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. 

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When Fact and Fiction Meet

     In writing historical fiction or fantasy, one of the author’s goals is to meld the story with true people, times and places.  Sometimes this can be difficult as the story line and the facts don’t meet.  Marshall Best, author of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, discusses a particular time when he was faced with this dilemma and his surprise at the solution.

     “I think one of the most astonishing coincidences in writing this story occurred when I was studying a modern map of Ireland. I was looking for a big lake west of Cashell, Ireland for a particular episode that was significant enough to fit the storyline. Now each page on this atlas covers only about 75 x 60 km. To my dismay, I discovered there is only a single lake, Lough Gur, on the regional map. It lies south of Limerick which is at the top of this map, and is a very small lake, totally inadequate for my story. The rest of that map has nothing at all.
     “I was stumped and wondered how I would get out of this dilemma. Now that part of the story pertains to a stone that was discovered that is red and white and looks like a big eyeball, and is involved with activities at a big lake. Then I turned to the map just north of Limerick, and there I found an enormous lake, Lough Derg. Wonderful! Problem solved.
     “Then I read the meaning of its name. It means “loch of the Red Eye.” Who would have thought such a coincidence would present itself so fittingly. An astonishingly perfect fit and ideal location. So there you go. Guiamo travels for his adventure to the shore of Lough Derg between Ballina and Portroe by the Arra Mountains.”
                                                        
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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.




The Chronicles:

Guiamo (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, #1)Guiamo

In 60 B.C., ten-year-old Guiamo Durmius Stolo, an exceptionally gifted Roman orphan, is abandoned in Gaul . Left to fend for himself, Guiamo is set onto a path of legend. Recognized by the gods as having world-changing talents, he is given a weapon that changes his destiny and the world’s forever. 

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Cumoro (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, #2)

Guiamo Durmius Stolo sails in 55 B.C. with Rome’s 7th Legion as Julius Caesar invades Britain. But Caesar has not before encountered the Fomori, a dominion of wicked creatures which wage war against the human inhabitants and dominate much of Britain. Armed with his god-made spear, Guiamo joins with the tribal kings against their Fomori foe when Caesar departs. 









Having destroyed the Fomori in Britain , Guiamo Durmius Stolo decides in 51 B.C. to bring the Cruthin people, once slaves to the Fomori, to Ireland , but encounters the Fomori who reside there as well. Guiamo discovers that the gods venerated by the Druids are unworthy. The gods are displeased with him and begin to work against him.

Inis Emain Ablach (The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo, #4)In 50 B.C. Guiamo Durmius Stolo finds himself victor over the detested Fomori whose leader, Cichol, is slain and those few who survived are scattered. Guiamo explores the secret places where Cichol kept his most important secrets and discovers there the treasures of Cichol’s master, the goddess Domnu.

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The Author:


Marshall BestMarshall Best 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. 
Marshall also enjoys putting real life issues into his books, delving into a bit of philosophy while entertaining with orcs, dragons, magic and battles. He is someone who loves a grand adventure but makes sure it’s not a shallow one.


Tour-Wide Giveaway:

-One print set signed by author – world wide giveaway

-One complete e-book set – codes provided to smashwords
-Two winners: e-book of Cumoro and a $5 Amazon gift card each
-Two winners: e-book of Morlanos and a $5 Amazon gift card each
-Two winners: e-book of Inis Emain Ablach and a $5 Amazon gift card each
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