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Author Q&A ft @jimdrew547 | Fall of the Western Kings Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #EpicFantasy

Fall of the Western Kings ( Tirumfall Trilogy Book 1)  by J Drew Brumbaugh is on virtual book tour. The epic fantasy stops at...

Fall of the Western Kings (Tirumfall Trilogy Book 1) by J Drew Brumbaugh is on virtual book tour.

The epic fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Fun Facts / Behind the Scenes

At one point while writing “Fall of the Western Kings” I found I’d written an important group of characters into an impossible situation. The chapter ended with them surrounded by overwhelming odds in the middle of the night with no way out. I needed many of these characters to be around for the conclusion so it was imperative that they survive. But how? I wrestled with the dilemma for several days and couldn’t find an answer. I forced myself to work on other chapters, other characters that were in other places, and then it hit me. Without knowing it, I had already put a powerful force almost right on top of the beleaguered group. It was like a miracle and I still don’t know how it all happened. The day was saved and so were my characters. 

When I wrote “Child of Evil” I was so focused on the idea of an evil child destined to unite the powers of evil that almost before I had a completed first draft I had already decided on the title. Since then I’ve had second thoughts. Perhaps “Child of Evil” sounds too much like a horror novel, not an epic fantasy. Instead, I think it should have been titled “Child of Prophecy” which more clearly indicates that this is high fantasy. It is likely that I will reissue the novel with that title soon.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre? 

I read every day. I love science fiction and fantasy, but I also read a considerable number of mysteries, some poetry and an occasional odd piece that might not fit exactly in any genre. I just like to read good stories about characters I care about. That’s why I try to fill out my characters early on in my books so that readers are interested in them and interested in what happens to them. For me, if you don’t care about the characters in a book why do you care about the story at all?

Fall of the Western Kings
Tirumfall Trilogy Book 1
by J Drew Brumbaugh
Genre: Epic Fantasy 

Gant is a commoner, forbidden from learning swordsmanship. He trains in spite of the law and ends up branded an outlaw. However fate intervenes while Gant is on the run and soon he is embroiled in an odyssey with forces of darkness that can only be vanquished with help from his friends, not all of whom are human. An epic that delivers the best in the tradition of classic fantasy.

Child of Evil
Tirumfall Trilogy Book 2 

The story started with "Fall of the Western Kings". Now "Child of Evil" continues the odyssey of Gant, the hero who killed Varg with his magical sword Valorious and who must now use his strength and cunning to find and neutralize the child born of evil. This child is prophesized to lead the demons of the western kingdoms to victory over the people of the east. Other characters accompany Gant to Ferd, the city where the child will be born. Amelia is a shape-changer who flies to the west to do reconnaissance only to be captured and imprisoned. Pris, the emperor and blossoming wizard, worries about the evil forces and knows the child cannot be allowed to unite the demonic powers. His untested magic will be key to stopping the impending doom. Dalphnia, Gant’s wife, is a woodland nymph who can control the trees of the forest and is determined to see her husband come through this journey alive. Can this unlikely group intervene in time to stop the child and the carnage that is sure to follow? Will it mean killing the child? Resolving this moral dilemma while outwitting the demons and getting back to the safety of their homes makes for a rousing adventure. "Child of Evil" is the second book in J. Drew Brumbaugh’s fantasy series, The Tirumfall Triology.

I live in northeast Ohio where I write sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense novels, along with a few short stories. Mostly I write stories I think I'd like to read with characters that are interesting enough that readers want to find out what happens to them. I also spend time teaching and training at the karate dojo my wife and I founded, building a Japanese garden in the back yard, and taking walks in the woods with our dog. I have six novels in print, the most recent being "Bula Bridge," a collection of short stories, and a co-authored children’s book. I continue to work on my next book and seem to always have several stories in various stages of completion.

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  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. Thanks for posting "Fall fo the Western Kings." Just for fun I've posted a short video about how to search for a blog tour. Nothing serious, just for a laugh. Here's the link:

  3. I love the covers they look great


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