The Gauntlet Runner Series
Welcome to my Award-Winning Series !
"SHADES OF DEATH: THE GAUNTLET RUNNER BOOK II by S. Thomas Bailey is an intriguing story written by a skilled author who really cares about history. Those who enjoy serious yet entertaining historical fiction with epic conflicts that reflect the times would do well to read this novel." Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
Reader's Favorite International Book Awards has named 'Shades of Death' the 2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER in the category-Fiction/Adventure!
Shades of Death has been named 'Best in Historical Fiction' by NABE Pinnacle Achievement Awards!
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SHADES of DEATH
+++The Gauntlet Runner was just named 'Best Book in the Category of Historical Fiction' in the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards+++ Fall 2012
***The Gauntlet Runner won 'Honorable Mention' in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards***
***The Gauntlet Runner has just been named Readers Favorite 2012 finalist in the Fiction-Action category! Winner will be announced Sept. 1st
The Gauntlet Runner is proud to announce Lord Nelson's Gallery in Gettysburg, PA will be carrying my novel in the Gallery and through their on-line store. www.lordnelsons.com
RAW! UNROMANTICIZED! REAL!
In the epic tradition of 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Unforgiven', 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Spartacus', S. Thomas Bailey captures the essence of the French and Indian War period in his stark, unromanticized depiction of early Colonial America. The award-winning novel, The Gauntlet Runner transports readers back to a time when early settlers risked their lives to expand a young, growing nation.
"Bailey is an incredible writer and his long hours of research are evident. I could easily see this plot on the silver screen. I grew up watching Hawkeye, Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket. It is wonderfull to read a high quality work of fiction about our country's turbulent history. Mr.Bailey do not keep me waiting too long for the next installment of the Murrays." Anne B. for Readers Favorite
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About the Author
S. Thomas Bailey is an award-winning author and independent researcher of early colonial life, a raw historian at heart, and a historical fiction writer by choice. He resides in a quiet hamlet north of Toronto, Ontario, with his wife, two children, and Aussie, the family's Australian shepherd.
About my latest historical fiction book, The Gauntlet Runner: A Tale from the French and Indian War
Private Jacob Murray, a twenty-six-year-old Pennsylvanian volunteer in the ranks of George Washington's Virginia Provincial Militia, is scouting the dense, almost impassable Ohio Valley wilderness in May 1754. Together with his twin brother, Israel, and two Mingo warriors, Jacob searches for a party of French troops encroaching on British soil.
Back at home, Murray's wife, Maggie, and their four children carve out a meager existence until a group of French and Huron war parties raid their small farm. Taken captive, they are unsure if they will live to see their husband and father again.
With word spreading that French-backed Huron raiding parties are decimating the Pennsylvania countryside and taking white captives, young Major Washington, Murray, and a French officer bent on revenge are destined to cross paths. As three hostile powers continue to vie for control of the coveted Ohio Valley, a war soon begins that will engulf them all.
The Gauntlet Runner tells a tale of fractured lives, broken treaties, and the stark realities of the struggles faced by early colonial settlers as they risk their lives to cultivate the young, formidable nation.
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