Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans! Whether in mourning, celebration, or just plain ol’ fireworks ‘n’ barbecue-addled drunk in your back lawns, everyone likes free books.
If you have signed up on Goodreads, it takes about ten seconds to enter the sweepstakes to win a copy of the Kindle version of my literary serio-comical historical fantasy about the BIRTH and DEATH of AMERICA.
The peaceful life of 17th century New England Puritan farmer Adam Green is ripped apart when he finds a television set in the woods. His discovery enables madman animal-skinner and proto-industrialist Obadiah Broke to have Adam arrested for witchcraft and steal the magical black water (oil, that is) seeping onto Adam’s farm. A hairsbreadth escape from the pillory leads the young farmer to discover the incredible truth behind the strange land he lives in. Now it is up to Adam, a hunted fugitive, to find a way to defeat the monstrous forces threatening his home and the rest of the world. There is no hope unless he can learn…the language of bears.
“The Language of Bears is a smart, literate, odd, and skillfully written tour de force.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The combination of world-building, character development, and expert plotting makes for a compelling yarn, but THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is also more than that. It’s a novel with something to say. By drawing on Puritan America for inspiration, Eidswick is able to examine both the harmful legacies the United States has inherited from that past, as well as the things of value it has cast aside. Even though it’s set in an imagined town isolated in time and space, THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is full of lessons for the present day. After reading BOOK ONE: THE POLYPS OF CHRIST, you’ll anxiously await whatever intrigue and wisdom Eidswick has planned for BOOK TWO.” –IndieReader
“This book is like reading a fairy tale after consuming a box of magic mushrooms…the surprise hit of the year. I loved it!” – Two Bald Mages
“The Language of Bears is delightfully original and satisfyingly unpredictable: highly recommended reading not for those who look for superficial action, but for readers who delight in finding an original voice that excels in alternative history and unique perspectives.” – Midwest Book Review