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.
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.
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.
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.
Marshall 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.
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