Thursday, May 14, 2015

Goddess Fish Presents: THE BLEIKOVAT EVENT




The Bleikovat Event - The Cairns of Sainctuarie
by Hawk MacKinney
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BLURB:

Among the close-kin clans of western rural Malfesian Murians, farming and gelf ranches are long held traditions.  Times are good…full barns, fat gelf calves and large families thrive among the sprawling grain fields and hamlets and the river from which they derive their name—the Feldon.  Word comes with the trade caravans that times are not so good in the regions far to the east of the Feldon River:  tumultuous changes stir among the remote province of Bleikovia.  Old timer Feldovats shrug it off as one more squabble between clans over boundaries or water rights…too distant to affect the Feldovats.

The western clans learn too late, however, it is no local squabble.  Outnumbered and unprepared, Feldovats resist a hoard bent on plunder and conquest.  Days of battle along the Feldon River stain the riverbanks in green Murian blood.  In the finals days of exhausted fighting, Judikar Klarvko Celo, leader of the Clan Klarvkon and the Feldovats, is fatally stabbed with the slow-acting sevon poison.  The Judikar’s consort, Etikaa Klarvkaa, becomes Regentkaa, and with Celovat Field Commander Korvo Celo serving as her advisor, she leads the demoralized Feldovat survivors on a gruesome ill-prepared winter trek through high mountain passes of ice and blizzard snow in an attempt to elude the Green Dragon forces of the Bleikovats.

Etkaa’s only son, Klarvko Celo II, helps spirit Feldovat young across a remote mountain exodus to the west toward Eedov Province. The battered, starving Feldovats reach the Malfesian coast at Eedov City only to be confronted with their implacable enemy determined to destroy the remaining Klarvkon rabble.  Taking passage on crowded lumbering Maalonovion freighters, Feldovats and Malfesian refugees set sail.  On arrival in Maalon City they are welcomed among their Maalon hosts, and settle into a new life.

But famine and a pandemic pestilence stir old hates and nurse former ambitions.  The enraged Overseers of Bleikovia move against the Klarvkons, this time bringing bloodshed to Maalonovia.  The exiles from the Feldon must fight once again, but starvation and plague across the Planete Myr make it a different war from the battles along the Feldon…a na’ä blikovat…the Bleikovvat Phenomenon…an event with unexpected consequences and outcomes none could have foreseen.

Before the vendetta killing is exhausted, the Regentkaa Klarvkaa and her son are swept onto the Maalon throne, setting the Klarvkon Dynasty and the Murians toward an intergalactic golden age, and a star-flung destiny the once-agrarian Feldovats could never have envisaged.

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EXCERPT


The catafalque of the old Dowager Queen rested on the high rostrum of the Temple of the Goddess Myraa. There was little ceremony to the cremation of dead. Yet, all that had passed made this requiem for the Dowager Queen Klarvkaa Etkaa Bremanova Celovaa Bremanova a symbol of the changes which had swept so many lives. Long annuals before the ascendancy of The Klarvkon Dynasty, the massive wood and granite Temple to the Goddess Myraa had been destroyed in the firestorm which laid waste Eedov City. After the close of the Malfesian War the temple was rebuilt, but not the city. On the ashes of the old temple, immense columns rose above the sanctuary and vaults. Iridescent alabaster and polished marble greeted pilgrim supplicants who had come to the shoreline plains washed by the Green Sea.

Dowager Etkaa Klarvkaa—wife, myäat, founding matriarch of the Klarvkon Dynasty—gave hope from a time without hope. As was her wish, she would be cremated on the soil of her birth, her ashes to mingle with those of her consort, Klarvko Celo. Their son, His Imperial Majesty Klarvko Celo the Second, decreed it would be done. At the enormous base of the great temple in a spectacular vision never seen before and seldom since came an undulating ocean of banners. Some of them clans which no longer existed, even the once-hated Green Dragon of Bleikovia. Murians had taken her to their hearts and never relinquished her. Even in death, her shadow would reach across the centuries, and measure all who followed.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


With postgraduate degrees and faculty appointments in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction.

Hawk began writing mysteries for his school newspaper. His works of fiction, historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven, and reflect his southwest upbringing in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series. Vault of Secrets, the first book in the Ingram series, was followed by Nymrod Resurrection, Blood and Gold, and The Lady of Corpsewood Manor. All have received national attention.  Walking the Pet is Hawk’s latest release in the Ingram series. The first book in another mystery-thriller series is scheduled for release in 2015. The Bleikovat Event, the first volume in The Cairns of Sainctuarie science fiction series, was released in 2012. Its sequel, The Missing Planets, has just been released.

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14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bridgett wilbur said...

Your book sounds very interesting.

Bud ingramme said...

Dina RAE -Thank U for hosting The Bleikovat Event International Book Tour, Vol-I in The Cairns of Saintuaries series with its mix of genre(s) and characters. It is much appreciated. For readers following my Sci-Fi titles, Vol-II, has been released. Vol-III is in the edit stage with Vol-IV in the Saintuarie series to follow.

Hawk MacKinney
www.hawkmackinney.net

Bud ingramme said...

Bridgett WILBUR - Thank U. Hope U enjoy the read as much as the blog - thanx for stopping by, commenting -

Hawk MacK

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like an intriguing book, thanks for sharing!

Bud ingramme said...

Eva MILLIEN - It was an intriguing write AND rewrite(s)...the story of edits...Vol-II The Missing Planets tour starts the 25th of this month - thanx for stopping by & commenting -

Hawk MacK

Victoria Alexander said...

Love both the blurb and excerpt... they definitely have me intrigued. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing

Bud ingramme said...

Victoria ALEXANDER - editors did a good job on the blurb & excerpt...sets the intrigue-hook well. Hope U enjoy the read...Vol-II, The Missing Planets tour starts the 25th of this month. Thanx for stopping by -

Hawk MacK
www.hawkmackinney.net

Betty Woodrum said...

What an awesome cover! The excerpt was amazing! This sounds like a fascinating book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

Bud ingramme said...

Betty WOODRUM - Thank U. Would like to claim both or either cover & excerpt. Graphic artist & the editor of the excerpt get credits for their work. The write of Vol-I Bleikovat was fun...Vol-II starts the 25th of this month. Thanx for stopping by & commenting - hope U like the read...

Hawk MacK

Mary Preston said...

A very interesting blurb.

Bud ingramme said...

Mary PRESTON - thanx for the compliment to the graphic artist that designed the cover…it is good. Vol-II of the Cairns series, The Missing Planets tours starting week after next, the 25th. Thanx for stopping by & commenting –

Hawk MacK

Dina Rae said...

Hi Hawk-Glad to have you back! Your new one sounds fascinating! Thanks for being a guest. Dina Rae

Bud ingramme said...

Dina RAE - good a.m...whichever time zone you're in. From the standpoint of hosts & commenter(s), it's fun to be a guest; even more fun to interact with reader(s). Vol-II, The Missing Planets was a real gallop to write; its tour begins on the 25th of this month. Vol-III is in the galley-edit stage with emphasis on the `edit'. Thank U for continuing to post Bleikovat, your comments, & yours & others support.

Hawk MacK

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