Oh happy days! I have such a fun story to share with you today. Tegon Maus has a new one for ya. I can’t wait to tell you all about The Gift: The Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield!
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The Gift: The Chronicles Of Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (April 13, 2016)
Category: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction
Tour Date: May/June, 2016
Available in: ebook, 165 Pages
I know I’m going to have fun when I open up one of Tegon’s books. He combines characters that live and breathe with humorous dialogue, a plot that you can’t ever see coming, and lots of action.
What could be more fun then a story starting with a character telling a story. Tucker Littlefield stops into the pub to tell a story. People have come from at least 7 different towns to hear him spin a tale. And thus the adventure begins.
You may not like Tucker. He doesn’t particularly like himself. Never one to lend a helping hand, that hand of his will probably be lifting something of yours. A thief and a coward, he’s content to continue with the status quo. But, fate has other ideas and soon he’s on a mission to save a little girl.
There be monsters, both human and not, that are also after the girl. And this is where Tucker’s unsavory life lends him just the stuff he’ll need to get through this. But, he’ll also have to dig deep, find something redeemable in himself, if he’s to succeed.
Page by page, I was drawn deeper into the adventure, not hearing anything around me. You could have shouted at me, told me the zombie apocalypse had started, (which I’m still waiting for), and I wouldn’t have noticed.
And as I read, I was hungry for something. And there it was. Tegon’s humor. I think I’d have to be treated for shock if I ever finished one of his books and didn’t laugh out loud at least a few times.
I started this book with the intention of reading a few chapters and hitting the sack. That didn’t happen. Instead, I stayed up way too late on a work night, pouring over the words, eating up the paragraphs. I was so into it I didn’t even realize the author was bringing me to the end.
As for that ending. Tegon left it wide open to do more with these characters. Mind you, the story does end, though you can continue in your mind and choose to believe what you want. But, oh, I hope this isn’t the end of this tale.
Tucker Littlefield is a lair, a thief, a con-man . In an attempt to take advantage of a party thrown by the King, he becomes involved in a kidnapping – the King’s niece, Elizabeth, to be exact. Because of his fear of the dark as well as heights, and a good many other things, he finds himself stabbed and bleeding to death.
To save him, a Shaman for the Jonda – Daneba – turns him into a soul bearer for the Kindred. In an effort to find Lizie, Littlefield finds the Norha instead and their leader Tahki – a cannibalistic tribe the lives under a volcano that will leave no stone unturned to find Lizie. Littlefield is blackmailed into her recovery.
Transformed by a primitive magic beyond a civilized man’s understanding, I was given a horrible gift that no man should possess… It held me, twisted me, turning me at its bidding. I was enslaved by its power, compelled to devour the souls of the dead until I became the monster of my fears. I have seen things I wish never to see again. I have done things of which I wish never to speak. Yet I must if I am to find the answers to fulfill my hope.
I have walked upon blue ribbons of molten stone to peer into the depth of a man’s soul. I watched as a promise made at birth brought my friend Enon to sacrifice everything to become whole again – all in an effort to save the life of his child. I have cried without shame for the loss of all I hold dear and for fear that the future will hold more than I can bear. I am Tucker Littlefield. Know all that I say now is true-spoken.
Praise forThe Gift: The Chronicles Of Tucker Littlefield by Tegon Maus
“Magical, is the first word, which came to my mind when I finished this story. Right from the very first page, I found myself totally captivated by Tucker’s storytelling of this wonderful adventure.
Tucker Littlefield is an amazing character, when reading it I immediately thought of John Carpenter’s fisherman storyteller at the beginning of `The Fog’ film, where the children gather round as the scene is set… as, when reading it, I felt as if I too was actually there, sitting in the tavern, listening.
I cannot praise this book enough; it truly deserves to become a classic, the stuff of legends. As far as I am concerned, it has a fantastic storyline, the author has created some wonderful characters and I believe it would make a brilliant film!
I hope we shall be seeing more Chronicles of Tucker Littlefield in the future.”-Susan Keefe, Author or ‘Fantasy Farm Tales’
“I really enjoyed The Gift. The author is a fantastic world builder. I really felt transported into a new world with a unique magical system, not some kind of Tolkien knock-off. (so many stories these days are all about wizards and elves and dwarves). The main character, Tucker, was likeable and comical–a real person with human frailties and yearnings– and an unlikely hero everyone will root for. If you are looking for a fantasy novel that is not a Lord of the Rings rehash, then I think you’ll enjoy this one.”- Joseph N. Sidari, Amazon Reviewer
“This story is a very exciting and fast paced read. You will get wrapped up in the descriptions of the types of people who exist in the world. You will love the uniqueness to the magic. You will also discover that some things are left unknown. I enjoyed it very much..”- Phaedra Seabolt, Author of ‘Imperfection’
About Tegon Maus
Tegon Maus was raised pretty much the same as everyone else… devoted mother, strict father and all the imaginary friends he could conjure. Not that he wasn’t friendly, he just wasn’t “people orientated”. Maybe he lived in his head way more than he should have, maybe not. He liked machines more than people, at least he did until I met his wife.
The first thing he can remember writing was for her. For the life of him he can’t remember what it was about… something about dust bunnies under the bed and monsters in my closet. It must have been pretty good because she married him shortly after that. He spent a good number of years chasing other dreams before he got back to writing.
It wasn’t a deliberate conscious thought, it was more of a stepping stone. His wife and himself had joined a dream interpret group and we were encouraged to write down our dreams as they occurred. “Be as detailed as you can,” we were told.
He was thrilled. If there is one thing he enjoys it’s making people believe him and he likes to exaggerate. Not a big exaggeration or an outright lie mind you, just a little step out of sync, just enough so you couldn’t be sure if it were true or not. When he writes, he always write with the effort of “it could happen” very much in mind and nothing, he guarantees you, nothing, makes him happier.
He has consistently placed in the top 3 in 189 writing contest in a variety of genres and has been featured in magazines a couple of times to raise money for Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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