February 23, 2015

Blog Tour: The Three Thorns by Michael Gibney – Guest Post and Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Three Thorns (The Brotherhood and The Shield, #1)
by Michael Gibney

presented by Tantrum Books/Month9books!

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Three brothers born to a powerful fallen King were abandoned at birth and cast out into the old world known as “Earth,” as orphans. By order of the false King, three of the new world’s most lethal assassins have been sent to kill the children before they come of age and plot to avenge their Father’s throne. No one knows where the children are, and they have no knowledge of one another. But that all changes when Benjamin, Tommy and Sebastian join together to face adversity, an unspeakable evil and the temptations of magical powers. The Three Thorns is book one in an exciting children’s fantasy series called The Brotherhood and the Shield.

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Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Michael Gibney

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The Nockwire/Saul’s Assassins

Each of the two Nockwire are the most equipped and dangerous of all of Saul’s combat soldiers. These flying beasts are equal in many ways and equally contrasting, both in appearances and maturity.  Their physical descriptions and characteristics are nothing short of terrifying. Either assassin will be found in most of the 6 books in the series.  The terrible gruesome twosome are introduced early on in the story within The Three ThornsOne is named Scythas, a cloaked villain with a mask that only reveals its horrid lower half of its monstrous face, whereas its counterpart, Thestor is a total opposite in appearance.  Both are equally as menacing and unmerciful.

 Scythas  Thestor


FOR EXCERPT please visit the ‘FIRST READ PAGE’ at and listen to Chapter 18 where you will be introduced to these particular villains.


Michael Gibney

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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  1. Mary Preston

    This does look interesting. What age group are you aiming for?

  2. Mai Tran

    A very interesting excerpt!

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