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‘The Stone of Blood’ by Tony Nalley is a Clever Blend of Fantasy and Historical Facts

NEW YORK - Aug. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Author Tony Nalley waited almost 40 years to write the book that he had planned when he was only 9 years old. ‘The Stone of Blood’, the first book in his trilogy, was released in June 2014, and is an amazing blend of fantasy and real facts. Actually, the author has stated that 95% of what happens in his book is real. He took his inspiration from his own childhood memories and from his grandfather’s old stories, which he recorded on a cassette recorder as a child, hoping that one day he would share them with the world.

Tony Nalley grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky, a small town rich in history, weird legends, and local folklore. Those who have lived there or know about it will probably recognize some of the author’s unusual stories: the ghost of Jesse James, the haunting of the Old Jail House, the Talbott Tavern, or the history of the paintings at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. He combined all these tales with his own adventures as a child exploring the town and its surroundings together with his friends. However, the focus of the book is on his grandfather’s stories, which he included in the chapter titled ‘Of Witches, Ghosts, and Werewolves’.

The main character is Toby MacAnully, a 12-year-old boy who loves his grandfather’s stories and envisions himself as a storyteller. He is fascinated by everything around him, just like any dreamer with a rich imagination and a taste for adventure. Having been raised as a Christian, he knows that witches, ghosts, and other creatures of the night are not real, so he enjoys his grandfather’s incredible tales without thinking that there might be some truth in them. But he is a curious boy, so he soon discovers some secrets that lead him to the conclusion that at least some aspects of the myths and legends surrounding his town are real. When he sees a ghost with his own eyes, Toby’s world is turned upside down and he gains a new perspective on life. Soon, he finds himself on a quest to uncover the mystery of the stone of blood, a magic item of great power for which many died in the past.

‘The Stone of Blood’ has received rave reviews on Amazon, with readers declaring themselves impressed by the author’s unique writing style. Many have compared Toby with Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, saying that they loved the way the character talked and acted. They were also excited about the fact that many unusual, seemingly paranormal details in the book actually proved to be real.

This is what one Amazon reviewer said: ‘What struck me most was that this author based his story on real events of his childhood, as well as his hometown. And remarkably, when you begin to look into his story on a more realistic and researched level, you find many connections between what you supposedly thought it was fiction and actual real history of the town he grew up in.’

‘The Stone of Blood’ is available for purchase on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1500238228/ref=cm_sw_su_dp). To find out more about the author’s books, visit the official website (http://www.thestoneofblood.com/).

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