This week, Gateways takes a blog tour! 13 blogs are going to be featuring the novel, some including guest posts and interviews by yours truly. Make sure you check it out, I am very excited. And please support these wonderful bloggers with your traffic.
MJ Schiller – with Guest Post written by me
Authors’ Cafe – with an Interview! Where I publicly tell the story about biking into the Atlantic Ocean!
Christine’s Words – with a Guest Post written by me
What Readers Want – with a Guest Post written by me
The Realm of Fantasy and Fiction – with a Guest Post written by me
… wish me luck! And while you’re at it, enter your own books too!
Another positive review of Gateways! Click here to read it.
“The book is a fantastic blend of war strategy, political relations, mystery, and magic. There is something for everyone here. … The best part of Brian Gottheil’s novel is the unpredictability of it. There are enough twists in the plot to keep the reader on his or her toes.”
Just over a week to the big day, and there’s a new review of Gateways out, this time by Matthew Rettino of The Vinciolo Journal. Matthew is a Montrealer who studies historical fantasy literature, with a special interest in the work of Guy Gavriel Kay, perhaps the greatest Canadian writer in the genre. So needless to say, I was a little bit nervous wondering what Matthew would think of my novel, but I’m gratified that he chose to compliment many of the things that were most important to me: the world building, the “cost” of the magic, and the novel’s antagonist … which is the war itself.
And check out other reviews on the Goodreads page.
In the meantime, you can read this week’s sample chapter, where we learn a little bit more about Caryn’s backstory … much as Caryn herself tries to hide it.
Have you been wondering what the cover of Gateways is all about? This week’s sample chapter takes us to the two places that the cover depicts: the Gateway Fort, where much of the action of the novel takes place, and the “place with the columns,” those spiralling columns of light that you’ve been wondering about.
In next week’s chapter we will actually meet General Freed, whom we’ve heard a lot about, and there will be a big reveal at the end, so be sure to stay tuned for that.
If you want to get caught up on the earlier chapters, go to the Sample Chapters main page, where I’ll be posting everything up to Chapter Six in the coming weeks. As always, if you enjoy the sample chapters, please consider pre-ordering the novel!