-Over the upcoming weeks my publishers (GMTA) and I will be undertaking a promotional tour to promote my novel ‘Deluge’. There will be eighteen stops over the course of thirty one days and I hope to see you at every one of them. But how, you ask, could you manage such a thing? Easy. This is the age of electronic everything and my ‘Deluge’ tour is going to be virtual. Beginning on March 10, I will be at the website locations listed below. In some instances there will be interviews with yours truly, in some cases there will be insightful critical reviews of ‘Deluge’ by the website host or hostess and in at least one case I will be interviewing two of the characters from the book, namely Noah and his son Ham.
This really should be as lot of fun, so please try to join me for at least a few of these events. I will post this list again I two weeks for the second half of the tour. For now, here is the tour schedule. Just copy the link, paste it into your web browser bar and enjoy the ride. Hope to see you there.
Merlin the Magician has returned to the world to resume his fight against the forces of darkness and chaos.
That’s right, less than a month ago on Dec 12, 2012‘Revelations: Book One of The Merlin Chronicles’ was released by Sunbury Press – and what a release it has been: orders from individual readers and bookstores have started to skyrocket and Sunbury’s shipping department is keeping the UPS man busy. eBooks by the hundreds have already been uploaded to ‘e’ readers and computers. We know for certain that electronic versions of Merlin have already reached readers in places as far-flung as Spain and Israel.
To all of the online reviewers and webmasters who have been helping us promote the sly old wizard’s return (and those who will do so in the future), we want to extend a very special thank you. While we don’t want to slight anybody by mentioning some names and not others, we've added a few links below so you can find Merlin there also. To all the rest of you great reviewers, readers, tweeters and Merlin followers who been busy over the holidays, we are extending our invitation to you to jump on the bandwagon now as it seems The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations (Book l) is going to exceed all expectations, and we'll be releasing Book ll even sooner than we thought due to demand. If you haven’t yet read and reviewed ‘Revelations: Book One of The Merlin Chronicles’, for heaven’s sake, what are you waiting for? Now's the time to jump in on the forefront of this new Fantasy series sensation...
Award-winning author Daniel Diehl has created a sensation with his highly anticipated new fantasy series The Merlin Chronicles. A seamless blend of Arthurian legend, biblical prophecy, classic wizard fantasy and contemporary urban fantasy that never takes itself too seriously, this refreshing new series creates a world exactly like ours -- except that Merlin and the age of magic have returned full-blast to battle ancient evils and save civilization.
In Revelations,the first book of The Merlin Chronicles, archeology student Jason Carpenter discovers a mysterious orb that has housed history's greatest wizard for 1,600 years. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Jason and Merlin are sucked into a web of deceit, intrigue, and murder in a race to outwit and outrun Merlin’s ancient nemesis, the evil sorceress Morgana LaFay, a gang of drug smugglers, and a 500-year-old Chinese necromancer. It’s a race against time to complete their quest before an army of dragons is unleashed on a vulnerable and unsuspecting 21stcentury world.
Daniel Diehl, author, writer and investigative historian, has over thirty years’ experience in his field. His canon of work includes twenty non-fiction books (translated into ten foreign languages) and scripts for more than one hundred and seventy hours of documentary television for A&E, Discovery, History Channel, History International and Biography networks.
There are so many Merlin related goings-on right now that I have decided the US Congress should declare December 2012 to be Merlin month. I assume that nearly all of you are aware that the massively popular Merlin television series produced by the nice people at England’s venerable BBC is coming to an end this month. Thanks to DVD technology and Netflix you will be able to relive it indefinitely but there won’t be any more new episodes. But Merlin has a way of doing the unexpected; of showing up when and where he is least expected – that’s why he is the world’s greatest wizard.
The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations Book Release - 12/12/12...
The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations - Merlin the magician only exists in myth and legend -- at least that is what archaeology student Jason Carpenter thought until he discovered the mysterious orb that housed history's greatest wizard for 1,600 years.
Forced into an uneasy alliance, Jason and Merlin are sucked into a web of deceit, intrigue and murder sending them on a chaotic race to outwit, and out run, Merlin's ancient nemesis, the evil sorceress Morgana LaFay: a gang of drug smugglers and a 500-year-old Chinese necromancer. It is a race against time to complete their quest before an army of dragons are unleashed on a vulnerable and unsuspecting 21st century world.
In The Merlin Chronicles: Revelations, Daniel Diehl has created an adventurous blend of Arthurian legend, biblical prophecy, classic wizard fantasy and contemporary urban fantasy to create a world exactly like ours -- except that Merlin and the age of magic return full-blast to battle ancient evils and save civilization.
Revelations is the first book of a gripping new fantasy series by award-winning author - Daniel Diehl
Daniel Diehl is an author, writer and investigative historian with thirty years experience in his field. For nearly twenty years Diehl has been involved in writing for publication and documentary television production.
Diehl’s work has won awards from the Houston (Texas) Film Festival, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (US) and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Arts Foundation. Working alone and as a part of the multi-award winning team of Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly, Diehl has produced work in two main categories; trade publication and television documentary scripts. His canon of work includes eighteen non-fiction books (which have been translated into nine foreign languages) and scripts for more than one hundred and seventy hours of documentary television primarily for A&E Network, The History Channel, History International and Discovery Network.
In addition to his books and scripts Diehl has served as historical consultant on such films as The Color Purple (Amblin Entertainment, 1986), Darrow (PBS Television Theatre, 1991) and Baskin’s Run (Finnegan’s Wake Productions, 1994). He has also written for such periodicals as Victorian Homes, Gilded Age (which he also edited), Old House Journal, Sacred Spaces, Country Victorian, FLAIR, Tournaments Illuminated, Popular Woodworking, Conde Nast Traveler and numerous other publications. He has also contributed short stories and wrote the introduction for Midici Books' collection '303 Short Stories'.
Diehl is ranked #72 of the top 100 History books sold per Writer and he is frequently interviewed for magazine articles and radio programs on a variety of history-related topics as they apply to his books.
"Revelations" Book One of his highly anticipated new series "The Merlin Chronicles" hits store shelves and will be released on-line world wide 12/12/12.
Below is a list of Daniel Diehl’s work both published and produced.
Pirates of Maryland (Stackpole, 2012)
Medieval and Renaissance Furniture Compendium (Stackpole, 2012)
About the book: Merlin the magician only exists in myth and legend -- at least that is what archaeology student Jason Carpenter thought until he discovered the mysterious orb that housed history's greatest wizard for 1,600 years.
Daniel Diehl -Author's insight:
GoodReads REVIEW --
I really loved this book. Loved how the author wove history throughout. Very magical, just like Merlin, I highly recommend and think it is going to become a huge hit once people find this great gem. Read it and pass the news along... Its not very often that you can jump in before its already become a blockbuster so jump in now and say you were part of the phenomenom this Fantasy series is going to become. ML
Introduction - REVELATIONS - Book One of The Merlin Chronicles
--- This story is a work of fiction based primarily on characters from the Arthurian legends, Biblical prophecy and a diverse range of historical sources. Our Merlin - particularly in the case of his ancestry and personal history- is based primarily on the writings of Geoffrey of Monmouth, a twelfth century English cleric who had based his Merlin on ancient Welsh sagas...