Author J. Boyce Gleason Asks "What Happens When the Hammer Falls?"

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New historical novel 'Anvil of God' rides the storm that follows the death of Charles the Hammer.

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In the wake of his death, a dangerous mix of ambition, devotion and betrayal consumes the family of Charles the Hammer as they plot to seize the Merovingian throne.

A new piece of historical fiction by J. Boyce Gleason, “Anvil of God” chronicles the chaos that ensues when Charles the Hammer’s death puts his family’s plans to take the throne in jeopardy.

Sibling rivalry, a widow’s determination and changing allegiances force Charles’s children to navigate the roiling waters of a pending civil war. The result pits brother versus brother, Christianity against the pagans, and forces his young daughter to choose between love and her family’s ambition.

“It is a story of a family in crisis,” Gleason said. “Only this family’s choices have consequences that resonate throughout a continent. As individuals, they aren’t necessarily good or evil. But, their choices can be.”

Anvil of God explores the real life costs of love, honor and ambition as Charles’s children pursue their personal destinies.

“Historians can tell you what happened in history,” Gleason said. “I like to explore why. This book brings to life a crucial moment in history in a way that is entertaining and informative.”

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“Anvil of God, Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles”
By J. Boyce Gleason
ISBN: 978-1-4759-9019-5
Hardcover retail price $33.95
Softcover retail price: $23.95
E-book price: $3.99

About the author
J. Boyce Gleason earned an AB in history from Dartmouth College and brings a strong understanding of the events that shaped the past to his historical fiction. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Mary Margaret. They have three sons.

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