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J. Boyce Gleason

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With an AB degree in history from Dartmouth College, Gleason brings a strong understanding of what events shaped the past and when, but writes historical-fiction to discover why. Gleason lives in Virginia with his wife Mary Margaret. They have three sons.

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J. Boyce Gleason Glad you enjoyed it! I have lived in France twice in my life - both times with French families and have always been fascinated by French history.

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Glad you enjoyed it! I have lived in France twice in my life - both times with French families and have always been fascinated by French history.

I am about half way through Book II of the series which picks up two months after the action ends in Anvil. I found myself so invested in the characters that I want to see how the story ends. I think there will likely be three books in the series, although I might be convinced write a fourth book on Charlemagne and his knight Roland. (less)
J. Boyce Gleason Anvil of God came out of a history class I took in college. We were studying Charlemagne and I became fascinated by the "Song of Roland," an epic poem…moreAnvil of God came out of a history class I took in college. We were studying Charlemagne and I became fascinated by the "Song of Roland," an epic poem about one of Charlemagne's greatest knights. I decided then, that if I ever did a novel, it would be about Roland.

When I sat down to write it, however, I had to make a few decisions. Do I write about the legend or the history? I chose history. Where do I start the story? I couldn't find the right spot, so I kept moving backward in time. Charlemagne as a young man? His father? His grandfather. I ended up choosing a story about the death of his grandfather and the impact that it has on their family. I became so engrossed in their story, I haven't yet made it to Charlemagne.

Roland will have to come later.(less)
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Wheel of the Fates by J. Boyce Gleason
"A terrific read! Wheel of the Fates fully captures your imagination. A great sequel to the Anvil of God. Can't wait until the third book is released!"
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"I am always a reader for a series and so I was immediately drawn to Anvil of God as it was first with more to come. I know very little about the history of this time period but just to give the book a frame of reference the father of Anvil of God, Ch" Read more of this review »
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"Taking place during the European Middle Ages, Anvil of God is a historical novel that is rich in historical details. The story revolves around a few main historical figures, one being Charles the Hammer, who ruled as Mayor of the Palace. Charles want" Read more of this review »
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"Anvil of God takes place in a period of history about which I know very little. The time period is pre-Charlemagne and the plot deals with many issues from the fight between Christians and pagans, brothers warring on each other, power, lust and love." Read more of this review »
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