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James W. George

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James W. George is a lover of history and historical fiction. He is a graduate of Boston University and a military veteran. He is currently residing in Virginia with his wife and children.

He published his critically-acclaimed debut novel, "My Father’s Kingdom," in January 2017. The novel, set in 1671 New England, depicted the prelude to King Philip’s War. The Indie View gave it five stars: “This is high historical drama handled wonderfully…a tale that will fully engage you on every level.”

"My Father’s Kingdom" is a planned trilogy, and book two, "The Prophet and the Witch," was published in September 2017. This is an epic novel that spans the entire conflict of King Philip’s War, and includes such notable historical figures as Josiah Winslo
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James W. George Thank you for the question, and I'm happy you enjoyed the novel.

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Thank you for the question, and I'm happy you enjoyed the novel.

Writing a novel on this topic was a relatively sudden thing. After reaching a point in life when I realized I finally had the time to write a novel, I wanted to write some historical fiction because I'm such a fan of the genre. When it was time to choose a topic, I wanted to stay off the beaten path (Vikings, Tudors, WWII, etc.) and try to find a subject the casual reader wasn't familiar with.

I'm certainly not the only author to delve into this topic and era, but the more I studied it, the more surprised I became that it's not a more prominent topic in our culture. The tale of Wamsutta's demise is a real-life American murder-mystery. The torments, sacrifices, and flaws of historical characters like Metacomet, Benjamin Church, Mary Rowlandson, Josiah Winslow, and Increase Mather make for a compelling tale, indeed.

It was not originally planned as a trilogy, but when I started writing I realized there were just too many characters and too many fascinating events to be confined to one novel. Book three will move ahead to King William's War, another remarkable yet obscure conflict in Colonial American history.(less)
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Thank you for the question, and thank you for the very kind reviews. Book three of My Father's Kingdom is somewhat on the back burner, as I've …more


Hi Sara

Thank you for the question, and thank you for the very kind reviews. Book three of My Father's Kingdom is somewhat on the back burner, as I've been engaged in some other projects. I hope to have book one of a history-inspired fantasy series published this summer.

So, I can't say exactly when the conclusion of the trilogy will be written, but it will be (I have the storyline mapped out). I think these characters definitely deserve a final resolution. And of course, if Angus is willing and able, I'd be delighted to hear him bring these characters to life once more via audiobook.

Thank you again.

JG

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