PILLYWIGGIN & The Lost Shadow Boys by Debbie Bishop

PILLYWIGGIN

& The Lost Shadow Boys

Jayson's Curse

ISBN: 978-1-59559-004-6

Fiction - Fantasy​/Action

In the battle for control of the realm, evil won. All the boys were captured and erased from memory. But they live. In a hellish place called the Mantlerealm, under the witch's Twisted Castle. It is rumored that one of them will inherit the emperor's mighty powers. The witch wants that magic, and the throne. Their only hope, helps them in secret. Tashuhunka. He is the last survivor of his tribe and the only boy who wasn't caught. Using Indian wisdoms and science, he is stronger than the witch. But he has a weakness. The night of the battle, Tash found a baby girl who has a birthmark of the crest of Fairydom. It is written in the prophecies that someone will free the realm from the dark magic but they die doing it. Is she the one? For years, he has protected her and kept her hidden from the witch while he has tried to free the boys on his own. Now, they are out of time and her fate is guiding her on a dangerous path. 

                            5.0 out of 5 stars!!! A lovely and delightful book.

This is a wonderful book! Highly recommended! The characters are engaging, the story line is good, and it is a nice change from so many other genres out there.

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WAR EAGLES

By Debbie Bishop & Carl Macek

Cover illustration by Mike S. Miller

ISBN: 978-1595590022

Fiction

Inspired by a concept by Merian C. Cooper - the creator of King Kong.

Foreword by Ray Harryhausen.

 

Just prior to the start of WWII a publicly humiliated Army Air Corps test pilot, court-martialed for an unauthorized flight that endangered the life of President Roosevelt, takes the only job he can get - flying an experimental airplane around the world from South to North poles. When his plane is attacked and crashes in the Arctic, he finds himself in an undiscovered land inhabited by a lost tribe of Norsemen who ride giant eagles and, in a surprising turn of events, becomes America's only hope against a devastating sneak attack by the Nazis and their powerful new electromagnetic weapon.

 

What people are saying about WAR EAGLES - from Audible: 

WW2 with a dash of fantasy! 

I really enjoyed stepping back in time as the race for air travel was developing. One could truly feel the passion these pilots and engineers had for these magnificent machines.The twist of stepping back into a land of Vikings and dinosaurs was very well executed.

Well done to both the author and the narrator.

  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!

  • Performance: 4 out of 5 stars!

  • Story: 4 out of 5 stars!

Reminiscent of Golden Age Sci Fi 

This audio book reminded me of some of the 40's and 50's era tales, but what it happens to be is an alternative timeline World War II era fun adventure story. Think of a weird mash-up of a screw-up Captain America wanna-be mixed with the Land of the Lost mixed with Avatar where Hitler is the real villain and you might come close. At any rate, it's load of good fun and non stop action. But don't get distracted for a minute or you'll miss something! There are american pilots, Polish spies, Vikings, giant prehistoric eagles and, of course, Nazis! What more could you ask for to while away an afternoon? Our hero even gets the (Viking) girl! Put your feet up an get lost in what might have been.... *I was given a review copy of this audio book at my request in exchange for my honest review*

  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!

  • Performance: 4 out of 5 stars!

  • Story: 4 out of 5 stars!

it's Amelia Earnhart meets WWII 

This is not an accurate historical fiction book, but rather an action-packed book set an historical time. I normally listen to my books at a higher speed, however the amount of drama and action in this book I had to slow it down. I like the storyline and the narrator however, the sound effects throughout the book did kind of throw me since I'm not used to that and most audible books. still I would recommend this is a good read.

  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Performance: 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Story: 5 out of 5 stars!

I Would Like to See this on the Silver Screen 

Back in the late 1930s, the director of King Kong started planning War Eagles as his next block buster film. Then World War II intervened and the project languished for decades. It helps to know this background to fully appreciate this novel. It’s a big cinematic adventure waiting to find the screen. The heroes are larger than life, but more importantly, the images are bigger and more vivid than the mighty King Kong who reinvented the silver screen. And what are those images you may ask? Nazis developing super-science weapons for a sneak attack on America, Viking warriors riding gargantuan eagles in a time-forgotten land of dinosaurs, and of course, those same Vikings fighting Nazis over the skyline of New York City.

This book is a heck of a lot of fun. It starts a little bit slow but once the Vikings enter the story it chugs along at a heroic pace. There is a ton of action and colorful confrontations. Narrator William L. Hahn pulls out all the stops adding theatrical sound effects to his wide repertoire of voices which adds a completely appropriate cinematic feel to the entire story. If you’re looking for some genuinely heroic fantasy, you should try War Eagles.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!

  • Performance: 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Story: 4 out of 5 stars!

Wonderful story 

War Eagles is a really good adventure story. William H. Hahn has an excellent voice and is a great narrator.

  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Performance: 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Story: 5 out of 5 stars!

Black Tide by Debbie Bishop. Cover by Andy Park. Graphic novel pencils by Mike S. Miller. Inks Rick Ketcham. Colors Matt Nelson

BLACK TIDE

Awakening of the Key

Graphic Novel

 

Atlantis is now a myth, and the Atlanteans would like to keep it that way. Living secretly among us, their elite Black Ops team tries to protect us from supervillains from ancient times.

As leader of the most covert black ops team in the world, Justin has devoted his life to saving others. Captured on a mission, he discovers that he was once the most powerful villain of Atlantis. After its demise 12,000 years ago, survivors recreated Atlantis and regenerated their higher beings who had been killed in the war. Villonious survived, but since they feared him, he was put in stasis and hidden from those who would free him. His love, Kaila, never gave up trying to find him. When she finally nearly succeeds, the heirarchy blocks his memories so he will not remember how to use his powers then forces him to be reborn.

Now, on a mission to solve the mystery of a series of international murders, he is reunited with his enemies. In a weird twist of fate, he triggers the same series of events that led to the destruction of his ancient land. He is a changed man who remembers nothing of his past. But how he deals with the present will either save us or destroy us all.

 

Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Awakening the Key!" Collects Black Tide (Image/Avatar/Angel Gate) #1-8. Written by Debbie Bishop. Art by Mike Miller. Cover by Andy Park.

Softcover, 208 pages, full color.

FIVE STARS! Part Sci-fi, part fantasy, with elements of covert intrigue and superhero action, Black Tide is one of the more multifaceted stories I've read in quite a long time ...This is unquestionably a book you'll want to read. It's rare that you get a comic series this complex today.  Tim Janson, Amazon.com Reviewer

 

This is a perfect fit for teens who are new to comics. The adventure is smooth, and Bishop's use of quick dossier-style character overviews will remind teens of the way video games present their backstories. The crisply colored art is competent, and even sometimes inspired, and there are a few intriguing extras that feature information about some of the theoretical technology used in the book.  Tina Coleman, Booklist

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