THE THREE THORNS
(THE BROTHERHOOD AND THE SHIELD #1)
by Michael Gibney
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books, LLC.
Three brothers born to a once powerful King were abandoned at birth and cast out into the old world as orphans - alone and unaware of the other's existence or their royal heritage.
In the new world, by order of the false King, three of the most lethal assassins are sent to kill the children before they come of age and avenge their father’s throne.
But when the brothers find one another, Benjamin, Tommy and Sebastian must resist the temptation of magic and power if they are to defeat the unspeakable evil that has threatened them since birth.
The Three Thorns is book one in an exciting children’s fantasy series called The Brotherhood and the Shield from debut author Michael Gibney.
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Sebastian Cain’s character in The Three Thorns is quite the pernickety genius of the brothers. Having escaped the mistreatment by the hands of his guardians, Sebastian Cain shows the most fighting spirit, but is at times the most tortured of the three brothers. He is the smartest and most mature of the three brothers and is naturally independent. He isn’t as cowardly as Benjamin Brannon, and Tommy Joel may talk a good game but it is Sebastian who truly shines in the face of adversary at the beginning of The Brotherhood and the Shield series. His love and attraction to magic leads him into darker territory as the story unfolds when his natural abilities for sorcery become an unquenchable obsession to his unstoppable talent, turning him into a strong but compulsive and unstable character.
- Written by Michael Gibney. © The Three Thorns. 2015
- Michael Gibney began working in restaurants at the age of sixteen and assumed his first sous chef position at twenty-two. He ascended to executive sous chef at Tavern on the Green, where he managed an eighty-person staff. He has worked in the kitchens of Morgans Hotel Group, 10 Downing in Manhattan, and Governor in Brooklyn’s DUMBO, among many others. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to work alongside cooks and chefs from many of the nation’s best restaurants, including Alinea, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Daniel, Jean Georges, Le Bernardin, Bouley, Ducasse, Corton, wd~50, and Momofuku.
- In addition to his experience in the food service industry, Gibney also holds a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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