Magnus, the runt of a litter of Shade Wolves, wants nothing more than to be a loyal, strong member of the pack. But when an ancient enemy threatens his friends and family, he faces a choice that could tear him from all he’s known and loved.
Born in captivity, the giant panther Kelor knows nothing but suffering and loss. He struggles to find his place in this world of terror, and he battles to protect his family without succumbing to the darkness lurking inside him.
Falling captive to the evil Warden, the two are forced to fight in the battle of the beasts known as ‘The Trail of Bones’. How will Kelor and Magnus learn to work together? How will they escape a fate of despair and death? How will their choices affect their comrades? Their enemies? And the forgotten magic that could doom all life of their world?
Let the adventures begin!
Salisbury is a rising star in genre fiction. This book makes a unique and exciting contribution in the fantasy realm. The first of great things to come. –Jake Black, “The Authorized Ender Companion” “Smallville” “Ender’s Game: Recruiting Valentine”
A fantasy adventure that features lots of action and intrigue that is geared to a YA audience.
There are moments in this tale that are especially well done… story telling at a level that I’d be interested to see what this author would do with an adult orientated fantasy work.
As a dedicated YA work… 5 Stars.
~ Ray Nicholson
The beginning of a great adventure!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the first book of the Trail of Bones series. It is an unpredictable adventure, with heartwrenching acts of love and friendship. The story ended before I was prepared to put my Kindle down, and now I will wait anxiously for the second book to be published. In the meantime, I think I’ll read it again with my eleven-year-old son; I’m sure he’ll love it as much as I do. Give it a read!
Enthralling story line that really pulls you in
…The characters were some that I will not easily forget because he explains their background in a way that makes the reader really connect and believe they are real. He creates a world that I long to see. I really grew to both love and hate different characters. I think that is a sign of a really great author when they can make us feel so much emotion towards a character.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Past. I love history. It would be fascinating to see major world events as they happened.
Sounds weird, but I love a fried egg on buttered toast with raspberry jam.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
An uplifting and endearing fantasy story about a wold and a panther.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m already working on book 2 of the planned trilogy, Hunt for the Sacred Fang. In addition to Trail of Bones, I have about 14 other properties already in some stage of development.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I’ve always loved to write. In school I would choose an essay test over multiple choice or true false. When I was in my last semester of college I decided to take a course on Screenwriting. I was hooked and I’ve been writing ever since. Now I focus on books instead of scripts, but I do love to write.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
A reader who posted a review of my book sent me a private message. A lady I never met or spoke to indicated she was dying from a slow and painful disease. She thanked me for writing Trail of Bones, stating that for a few days it gave her a much needed escape and she forgot about the pain. I was speechless. I don’t know if there’s a higher compliment for an author than that.
What is your dream cast for your book?
Hugh Jackman for Navarro the lumberjack/minstrel. Hugo Weaving for the vile Warden and Kate Beckinsale for Kitra the Cordale Army Commander.
What is your favorite Quote?
“Cram it with walnuts, ugly!” – Homer Simpson (I laugh every time I read it)
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A professional baseball player. I almost made it too. I was playing college ball and the St. Louis Cardinals showed great interest in me. I decided to serve a voluntary mission for my church to South America and got very sick – which, unfortunately, ended my baseball career.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Most definitely. I can actually see bits and pieces of myself in many of my characters. That’s one of the great things of writing books, your characters can do, say, and act in ways you often wish you could!
Salz. Salzy. T-bone. Steak. Navigator. Lighthouse and a bunch I probably can’t share in public 😉
How do you react to a bad review?
I always look to see if there is a way I can improve my writing. If I’m getting consistent feedback on a certain element, then I know it’s something I need to address. I also take some with a grain of salt, since I’ve known from years of experience that no matter how hard you try, you can’t make everyone happy.
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is