New Civil War Historical Novel Offering Perspective From Both Sides of the Line Puts Reader on the Battlefield

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A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind, chronicles the week of October 4-9, 1862, when the fate of Kentucky lay literally in the balance. As vast foraging armies swept the countryside, soldiers from the North and the South lived, fought and died staining Kentucky's soul with their blood and fulfilling Kentucky's prophetic sobriquet as 'A Dark and Bloody Ground.' Michael Willever takes the reader back through time and into the heart of the battle, the reader witnessing events through the eyes of seven protagonists, four Southern and three Northern. This novel for the first time brings to life such historical figures as George Thomas, Leonidas Polk, Joe Wheeler, and Patrick Cleburne to name but a few.

I really like this! It's much more fun than 'The Killer Angels.' It's a real page turner. It puts you right there.

A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind , chronicles the week of October 4-9, 1862, when the fate of Kentucky lay literally in the balance. As vast foraging armies swept the countryside, soldiers from the North and the South lived, fought and died staining Kentucky's soul with their blood and fulfilling Kentucky's prophetic sobriquet as 'A Dark and Bloody Ground.' Michael Willever takes the reader back through time and into the heart of the battle , the reader witnessing events through the eyes of seven protagonists, four Southern and three Northern. This novel for the first time brings to life such historical figures as George Thomas, Leonidas Polk, Joe Wheeler, and Patrick Cleburne to name but a few.

"I really like this! It's much more fun than 'The Killer Angels.' It's a real page turner. It puts you right there." -- Kurt Holman, Manager, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind is a must read for civil war fans and history buffs alike.

A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind is available beginning September 5, 2009. Books can be pre-ordered online through a secure server at http://www.adarkandbloodyground.com or by mailing a check or money order for $19.95 plus $4.00 S/H for each copy to:

A Dark and Bloody Ground
Sowing the Wind
PO Box 7005
Greenwood, IN 46142

Pre-orders will ship on September 5, 2009. Allow 7-10 days for delivery

To request information about the book, please send and email to info(at)adarkandbloodyground(dot)com. Or visit http://www.adarkandbloodyground.com.

Michael Willever is an ordained Baptist minister and a graduate of the Faith Bible Institute in Corpus Christi Texas. An avid writer and Civil War enthusiast since childhood, Michael longed to someday write his own Civil War historical fiction novel. Research for the book series, A Dark and Bloody Ground, began earnestly in early 2004 and the first installment, A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind, was completed in late 2007. The second and final installment, A Dark and Bloody Ground: Reaping the Whirlwind, is still a work in progress with an anticipated release date in the fall of 2010.  Michael is a member of The Civil War Preservation Trust for he understands the great importance of preserving our Civil War heritage for future generations. A Dark and Bloody Ground: Sowing the Wind is Michael's first novel. He, his wife Sharon and their two daughters live in Greenwood, Indiana

Michael R. Phelps is the researcher and liaison for the book series, A Dark and Bloody Ground. In this role, Michael coordinates, manages and provides the author with detailed information found in many facets of literature, documents, memoirs and archived items. As a Liaison, Michael coordinates and schedules all book signings and lectures. A big believer in Civil War Preservation, Michael is a member of The Civil War Preservation Trust.  Michael is a veteran and a Life member of the Greenwood VFW Post 5864 and member of The Vineyard Community Church in Greenwood. Michael has a son, two daughters and two grandchildren and lives in Greenwood, IN, his hometown of 51 years.

To schedule an interview the author contact Michael Phelps at mphelps(at)adarkandbloodyground(dot)com.

For information about ordering this book for placement in your bookstore, please send an email to info(at)adarkandbloodyground(dot)com.

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