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More About the Author
After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. "Sam, the Strawb Part," a children's story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, "Dark Clouds."
The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.
Army of Worn Soles, published in 2014, tells the true story of Maurice Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR's Red Army to face the German invasion of the Soviet Union.
Invited to participate in two Kindle Worlds, he published Torn Roots: A Lei Crime Kindle World Novella and Jet - Stealth: A Jet Kindle World Novella. Both came out in July 2015.
In between writing books and blog posts, Scott helped found an author's cooperative publishing venture, Independent Authors International. He is also President of author's professional association BestSelling Reads.
You can find more about Scott Bury, and contact him through his website, http://www.writtenword.ca, his blog, Written Words, and on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.
Top Customer Reviews
Javor has just turned 14 years of age when his story begins. His village is violently attacked by horsemen and then by a horrible monster that attacks and kills his parent. He avenges their deaths using the dagger passed on to him from his Great Grandfather and an amulet that he wears around his neck. Upon his return the leaders in his village ask him to leave to alleviate the threat to their people. Javor then begins his long, treacherous journey accompanied by Potius a Greek traveler who was visiting his village.
The descriptive writing of their journey coupled with the horrors that they encounter is portrayed in a vivid and expressive style. The landscapes and incredibly memorable depiction of the hardships and evil they encounter clearly reflect the tremendous writing in this book.
This story will keep you totally absorbed and the plot twists are never ending. I found the historical references familiar and the research involved in this book is undeniable. Scott Bury has managed to capture the quality of fantasy mixed with the historical reality of the times to present a truly remarkable and magical story. I highly recommend this book!
Marilou George - The Kindle Book Review
The hard-scrabble existence of these people is described in exquisite detail, their huts, their food, their weapons, their superstitions. The book begins with a fertility ceremony in which the young (fertile) members of the tribe are brought together to get going on the mating process. But in this book, scenes of haunting beauty are quickly replaced by violent pillaging at the hands of brutal raiders. The raiders lash out and kill indiscriminately, and take two of the young women with them. Javor and his friend set out to try and rescue the women. Their triumphant return from this impossible mission hints at Javor's magnificent potential, as well as the supernatural danger that lurks in the deep forest, and foreshadows some of the themes of the book.
Rather than take you through the many twists and turns of the plot of "Bones" I would like to simply tell you what is magical about this book. Javor is an immensely likeable hero, flawed, unique, strong, courageous. Photius the mystic, an older man, Javor's mentor, is a fascinating character study and full of surprises himself.Read more ›
Author: Scott Bury
Publisher: The Written Word Communications Company
Format: Kindle Edition
Interest: Fantasy / Series
Rating 0-100: 93 (5 Stars)
With his debut novel, Scott Bury has firmly established his place in the fantasy genre. The plot is solid, the pace is quick, and the characters are well written. Typically I read two or three books at a time, jumping from one to the other between sittings. I was not able to do that with this one. My intention to read the first chapter or two failed miserably. Several hours later and I found myself half-way through the book.
When you follow the main character, Javor, you can expect excitement. What you can't expect are the plot twists. The most unforgivable sin in any form of storytelling is predictability. That is not an issue with this book. You never know what's around the next curve in the road, hidden in a dark cave, or even whom you can trust. Just when you think it's safe - WHAM!
The world that Bury writes about is familiar to anyone that is a student of history. He has researched the era for accuracy and deftly blends fantasy with reality. Before long, you begin to wonder if some of his fantastic creatures and characters really existed in our distant past. The story pulls you in, and the action pushes you from one page to the next. It's a heck of a good story, and I highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The novel follows the average line-up of an adventure story, with the main character, Javor, falling in love with a local girl and the exposition ending in tragedy. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Melissa DeHart
Bones of the Earth by Scott Bury is the story of a young Sklavene boy in the mid-sixth century. His mother and father are murdered. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Raquae
Scott Bury's THE BONES OF THE EARTH is one of those rare books I can sink into while the 'real' world recedes. Read morePublished 13 months ago by GAE-LYNN WOODS
Book 1 was a page turner and I was happy to buy book 2 and was hoping for a book 3!Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book, hard to put down, fascinating story with lots of well developed characters. The exciting story set against a fascinating historical backdrop of the vanishing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nightingales
A good story, well told and well written. In ways like Tolkien and Rowling and
Martin, a good adventure story and an allegory. I, for one, enjoyed it.
I loved this book! Full of adventure and never boring. I would recommended this book to everyone. It's a great read.Published 19 months ago by K. Beshears
What an oddly solid book. I never realized how interesting it would be to take what seems like some pretty boring history and with some magic and decent characters, make it all... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jim Brown
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