THE CANYON'S SHADOW©2012—Gypsy Quill. Now on sale for $14.00 plus shipping and handling fee.
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Gypsy Quill’s new book delivers remarkable and harrowing story
Historically accurate and incredibly intense, ‘The Canyon’s Shadow’ highlights the triumph of hope and the indomitability of the human spirit
Phoenix, Ariz. – From author Gypsy Quill comes “The Canyon’s Shadow,” the first of a trilogy. This book is a boldly lyrical work of art that is loaded with beautiful epic poetry, which helps tell the story. It is based on a true story that touches on alcoholism, drugs and violence and a testimony that the spirit of Christ lives, without being openly and devoutly religious. Set against the backdrop of the Grand Canyon, it is essentially two stories stitched together by their common denominator, The Colorado River. The way they are interwoven to make a whole cloth—it makes for an utterly riveting read.
Groundbreaking and historically rich, “The Canyon’s Shadow” is a hybrid of two true-life stories weaved into one. At the heart of this story are two individuals who arrive at the Canyon in two different eras of time. While the Grand Canyon remains the same, the civilization around her has visibly changed. It uncovers a relic of time which reveals an important chunk of history left out — one that numerous cultures of society need(s) to know.
In this book, readers are introduced to Poe Walker and Lieutenant Joseph Christmas Ives. Poe, on the one hand, is a man who, at the height of his musical career, goes deaf. Hapless as he is, he finds himself traveling a road away from the limelight and into a dark world of drugs and violence but eventually takes back control of his life! On the other hand is Ives, an army lieutenant who is ordered by the secretary of war in Washington to lead an expedition during the Indian Wars in 1857. He narrates the adventure up river in a steamboat to the time he leads soldiers on horseback to continue the journey on land moving supplies to Fort Defiant.
An excerpt from the book:
“There runs a raging river racing madly in an onslaught of nature and vigorously thrashing against every curvature abroad. Like a pulsating rhythmical unit of poetry it dances in the gleam of sunlight! Finally, in a crescendo it reaches climax into the Grand Finale’. Thence symphonic waves dynamically break down slowly, in a regression to its settled and peaceful calm. Embraced by serenity I suddenly begin to realize I'm being seduced by—nature’s sensuality. The river’s sound and fury draws me to it. Her lavish spirit becomes a part of me!”
How their lives are fated to converge, readers can find out in this stellar novel that highlights the triumph of hope and the indomitability of the human spirit. “The Canyon’s Shadow” is a must-read for history books and readers who want to learn hidden-truth from the past, poetry lovers, and those who like success stories.
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About the Author
Gypsy Quill has published with the Williams-Grand Canyon News; published numerous books internationally; won two poet of merit awards; Editor’s Choice Award; Inducted into the International society of Poets; and received The Glendale Award. He has researched the Grand Canyon’s history and now offers the “first poetic true story.”
The Canyon’s Shadow * by Gypsy Quill
Publication Date: 04/25/2014.
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