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Loving this narration!

I just got the audiobook narration files for Crown of a King. I’m two chapters in and am already blown away. Not only is it flawless and professionally done, but listening to Deborah Balm VO is like having the story in my head come to life out loud. She’s absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to hear the rest.


I’m so glad it’s finally here!  Hope you enjoy it!!

Here’s some of the accolades received by the series so far…

“Utterly confident novel. Gleason’s grasp of characters is nothing short of marvelous; dialogue is sharp throughout, and the book’s obviously vast research is smoothly worked into the narrative.”           – Historical Novel Society “Highly Recommended”

“This historical “game of thrones” is engrossing, with fast-paced, crisp prose and smart dialogue. An enticing read, sure to please lovers of historical fiction.”      Kirkus Reviews

“Sweeping Historical Epic. Anvil of God moves at a swift pace, accentuated by its engaging characters and tension-filled plot. A perfect narrative pace that sustains attention with suspense.”    – Clarion, Foreword Reviews  “Four Stars” 

“Literally unputdownable: as good as anything written by literary giants such as Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Philippa Gregory, and Stephen R. Lawhead.”  –Blueink Reviews  

“Gleason’s gripping historical novel offers readers a vivid mix of bloody battles, intriguing characters, and pagan sex rites…a page turner.”–  Publishers Weekly  “Starred Review” 

Cover Reveal Day!

I’m so delighted with this cover designed by the awesome Asha Hossain Design! Crown of a King is the third installment of The Carolingian Chronicles and is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and will be released May 15th in all formats!

Please check it out at:

Progress Report on Book III

Beta-read is complete and Book III is drafted and off to be copyedited.  Title has been chosen.  The cover is designed (although not yet revealed).  Narrator for the audiobook has been identified.  Ads are being designed and scheduled. Still to be come: selection of ISBNs, interior layout, audiobook narration and pricing.  Current projection for publication (he says with fingers crossed):  Early May.