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Monday, June 29, 2015

The Book and the Blade

This is the first time I get to welcome someone to the blog who I know IRL. J.D. Fisher has given us a "What If?" to ponder...

What if we did just one act of kindness each day that did NOT benefit us but others - would the world be a different place?

The Book and the Blade

When two elves set out to investigate rumors of war near their homeland, their meticulous plans go awry, and they find themselves mysteriously chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy that will affect the entire world. Unknown to the elves, an unforeseen enemy pursues them with lethal intent after discovering they are carrying items of great power. Read The Book and the Blade: Awakening and join them on their journey in a world full magic, dangerous foes, and an epic struggle between good and evil.

From the Author:

Some of the major influences and stories that inspired the idea of this book were from The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. However, there is one person that really planted the idea, or the seed you could say, of fantasy fiction and this book in my mind and that was my brother Luke. Before he passed on in early January, 2004, we used to have a lot of late night chats. He would tell me his latest problems with girls and then after, if I were lucky, he'd share his ideas of a fantasy story he wanted to create. I was always amazed at how imaginative his mind was.  His ideas really helped me imagine and create the story for The Book and the Blade.

About the Author: 

J.D. Fisher is a teacher who lives in California, is married, and has two children. He enjoys family time, surfing, running, and fantasy movies and stories. Much of his inspiration for writing has come from some of the greatest stories created by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.


Official - http://thebookandtheblade.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thebookandtheblade

Amazon (link for the most current edition of the book)
~Paperback - http://www.amazon.com/The-Book-Blade-J-D-Fisher/dp/1634181050
~Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/Book-Blade-J-D-Fisher-ebook/dp/B00TU7CHUK

Barnes & Noble (Paperback/Nook)


Chrys Fey said...

If everyone in the world did an act of kindness that didn't benefit themselves, I think it would change the world. It would make the world a nicer place to live, that's for sure.

I like the concept for his book. It does kind of remind me of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Huntress said...

Fantasy + Me = One Happy Person

Looks like a winner. Sharing.

Huntress said...

regarding the "what if" question that I neglected to answer:

I'll be the contrary one here.

What if I stole from a store to give to someone in need? It doesn't benefit me. But I've taken from a shop owner who might need the income for his family and given it to a person I've judged more worthy than the shop owner.

Is that ethical?

Charity Bradford said...

It's great that you got to spend that special time with your brother, and even more special that his imagination gets to live on through your book. Although I'm sure it was hard, at least you have those extra memories to look back on.

mshatch said...

This sounds like a fabulous book. Ditto what Huntress said!

Briane said...

I can't think of anything mostly because as soon as I read the question I couldn't help remembering that episode of "Friends" where they argued about whether a kind act always benefits the person doing it, and Phoebe tried to come up with something that didn't help her but still was a kind thing to do. Then I couldn't remember how it turned out, so now I have to go find the episode and watch it or I'll get nothing done all day.

Anyway the book sounds good.

J. D. Fisher said...
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J. D. Fisher said...

Thank you for the kind words. My brother's birthday just passed on July 2nd.

@ Huntress
That's a good question! I guess if you're someone like Robin Hood or feeding starving children.

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments! This has been a tough week, I've been down with a cold. So, I've been trying to rest and decided to watch the Lord of the Trilogy. I hope you all have a spectacular 4th of July! Cheers!

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