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Glyphbinder - High-Octane Adventure Fantasy
« on: July 03, 2015, 05:19:46 PM »

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Review Excerpts:
"While there’s a lot of info about the world, Bakutis nicely uses the students and the amnesiac man to serve up these details, helping the information feel less like an undigested lump of worldbuilding notes. Plus, the world largely holds together and doesn’t brim with stuff merely because the author thought it was cool. The characters are largely engaging, each with his or her own story to tell, from the healer who faces a terrible choice to the aforementioned rich jerk who turns out to have a more noble side." - Kirkus Reviews

"It’s not easy to create a fantasy world that’s unique, exciting, and fresh, but the author has done just that. The world Bakutis has created is not a simple one. There are layers upon layers of history and political intrigue in a world inhabited by magical people and unusual creatures. There are good people, like Kara, and then there are evils ones. To make matters worse, not everything is black and white. Even the good guys experience shades of gray. And the evil characters have depth and some of them are truly terrifying. This mix of characters and their motivations make Glyphbinder a page-turner. Just like Kara is racing to safety, the reader is racing to the end to see what happens next. The pages fly by in a rush and many of the action scenes will take your breath away." -Self Publishing Review

"Glyphbinder ... is a wildly compelling YA paranormal story set in a mysterious world where magic is the ultimate tool of power and blood the currency of the trade. T. Eric Bakutis vividly brought this tale of blood magic to life through a mesmerizing setting and compelling characters blended together in flawless writing. The language style used is in rhythm with the theme and setting of the story and added more flair to the reading experience. Forget your everyday YA paranormal/fantasy stories; T. Eric Bakutis' Glyphbinder will blow your mind. Glyphbinder is the first book in what promises to be a grand YA series. I cannot wait to read Book 2." -Reader's Favorite.

"I laughed at this book. I cursed at this book. I sighed in frustration and mentally beat my head against a wall at this book. Basically, against the type of books I normally read, it was a good book. For a fantasy book? Its the best I’ve read in several years." - Book Review, Scifi and Scary

"What I really enjoyed was Eric’s ability to keep things tight and controlled while still giving each character some time in the spotlight. You really get to know the group and each character’s motivations. Further, not a single word is wasted. There are no useless descriptions or pointless passages. Everything has its point, and every bit of the narrative is tight." - Clayton Blanchard, The Page Turners

Praise from Others:
"...Glyphbinder weaves a spell that captures the reader's attention and imagination and doesn't release them until the last page is read. The world he has created is incredibly rich and well-developed. The reader quickly develops the type of intimate relationship with the characters that makes their hurts and joys, their triumphs and defeats vibrant and real." -Ron Garner, Editor, Silence in the Library Press

"Glyphbinder ... has engaging characters, plenty of action, and strong forward momentum." -Laurel Anne Hill, author of Heroes Arise

Back Cover:
Kara was thirteen when she learned her mother was dying. Five years later, the last component of her mother's cure waits in the city of Tarna, but that is one journey she may not survive.

Even as a Glyphbinder, a wielder of blood glyphs created by a people long dead, Kara is no match for the madman that hunts her or the dark forces at his beck and call. As those Kara loves fall one by one, her hunter's purpose is finally revealed.

Demons thought long defeated stir now in the shadows of her world, seeking a dark power hidden in Kara's blood. Tireless and without pity, these demons will not be satisfied until they claim Kara's world ... and her soul.

Glyphbinder is currently available on Amazon (Kindle E-book) and NOOK for $2.99, and $14.99 (paperback).

You can learn more about the book, its characters, its world, and see some amazing character art at
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T. Eric Bakutis: 2014 Compton Crook Finalist and author of Tales of the Five Provinces

Book 1: Glyphbinder
Book 2: Demonkin
Book 3: Bloodmender

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Re: Glyphbinder - High-Octane Adventure Fantasy
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 02:39:56 AM »
Giving it a try, T.
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Re: Glyphbinder - High-Octane Adventure Fantasy
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 12:44:31 AM »
Giving it a try, T.

I'm going to read GR's Stone Road and then get to this one. Sounds really bonkers when it comes to magic (in the most respectable way that meaning can have it). I'm so excited.
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