Raven's Wing Books
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
“… in the meantime, a credible report caused all ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church to lament and weep.” Prudentius of Troyes, Annales Bertiniani, anno 839
On Ascension Day May 22, 838, Bishop Bodo, chaplain, confessor, and favorite of both his kin, Emperor Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, and Empress Judith, caused the greatest scandal of the Carolingian Empire and the 9th century Roman Church.
Bodo, the novel, dramatizes the causes, motivations, and aftermath of Bodo’s astonishing cause célèbre that took place during an age of superstitions, a confused Roman Church, heterodoxies, lingering paganism, broken oaths, rebellions, and dissolution of the Carolingian Empire.
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
This is my second book by Donald Michael Patt and I can say he does not disappoint. This is a historical rich novel coupled with intrigue and fascinating characters. I've never heard of this moment in history so I found the religious struggles during this time period fascinating. The story was well paced and the writing engaging. Platt is a great writer that pulls the reader right in.
About the AuthorAuthor of four other novels, ROCAMORA, HOUSE OF ROCAMORA, A GATHERING OF VULTURES, and CLOSE TO THE SUN, Donald Michael Platt was born and raised in San Francisco. Donald graduated from Lowell High School and received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. After two years in the Army, Donald attended graduate school at San Jose State where he won a batch of literary awards in the annual SENATOR PHELAN LITERARY CONTEST.
Donald moved to southern California to begin his professional writing career. He sold to the TV series, MR. NOVAK, ghosted for health food guru, Dan Dale Alexander, and wrote for and with diverse producers, among them as Harry Joe Brown, Sig Schlager, Albert J. Cohen, Al Ruddy plus Paul Stader Sr, Hollywood stuntman and stunt/2nd unit director. While in Hollywood, Donald taught Creative Writing and Advanced Placement European History at Fairfax High School where he was Social Studies Department Chairman.
After living in Florianópolis, Brazil, setting of his horror novel A GATHERING OF VULTURES, pub. 2007 & 2011, he moved to Florida where he wrote as a with: VITAMIN ENRICHED, pub.1999, for Carl DeSantis, founder of Rexall Sundown Vitamins; and THE COUPLE’S DISEASE, Finding a Cure for Your Lost “Love” Life, pub. 2002, for Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS, Head of Sexual Dysfunction Unit at the Cleveland Clinic.
Currently, Donald resides in Winter Haven, Florida where he is polishing a dark novel and preparing to write a sequel to CLOSE TO THE SUN.
For more information please visit Donald Michael Platt’s website. You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.
Bodo, the Apostate Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, December 8
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Tuesday, December 9
Interview at Oh, For the Hook of a Book
Wednesday, December 10
Review at Back Porchervations
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Friday, December 12
Guest Post at Back Porchervations
Monday, December 15
Spotlight at Boom Baby Reviews
Monday, December 22
Guest Post at Words and Peace
Tuesday, December 23
Review at Book Nerd
Monday, December 29
Review at Next Chapter Book Reviews
Monday, January 5
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views
Spotlight at The Literary Vacation
Tuesday, January 6
Review at Broken Teepee
Thursday, January 7
Review at A Bibliophile's Reverie
Friday, January 8
Review at Just One More Chapter
Review at The Never Ending Book
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