Spotlight and Giveaway: Prophets of the Ghost Ants & The Prophet of the Termite God by Clark Thomas Carlton

***The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone who entered!***

POWER. PIETY. PROPHECY.

Bringing epic fantasy to a micro world, Clark T. Carlton takes us into the world of ants and men in The Prophet of the Termite God. Clark was inspired to begin writing the series during a trip to the Yucatan when he witnessed a battle for a Spanish peanut between two different kinds of ants. That night he dreamed of armies of tiny men on the backs of red and black ants. After doing years of research on insects and human social systems, Clark says “the plot was revealed to me like a streaming, technicolor prophecy on the sixth night of Burning Man when the effigy goes up in flames.” 

Turning to the world he has created, Clark tells the story of Pleckoo, once an outcast, who has risen to Prophet-Commander of the Hulkrish army.  But a million warriors and their ghost ants were not enough to defeat his cousin, Anand the Roach Boy, the tamer of night wasps and founder of Bee-Jor. Now Pleckoo is hunted by the army that once revered him. Yet in all his despair, Pleckoo receives prophecies from his termite god, assuring him he will kill Anand to rule the Sand, and establish the One True Religion.

Can Anand, the roach boy who worked in the dung heap, rise above the turmoil, survive his assassins, and prevent the massacre of millions?

This acclaimed fantasy series is sure to appeal to lovers of the beloved Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin and Adrian Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Shadows of the Apt series. 

The powerful Antasy saga continues with  The Prophet of the Termite God!

Once an outcast, Pleckoo has risen to Prophet-Commander of the Hulkrish army.  But a million warriors and their ghost ants were not enough to defeat his cousin, Anand the Roach Boy, the tamer of night wasps and founder of Bee-Jor. Now Pleckoo is hunted by the army that once revered him. Yet in all his despair, Pleckoo receives prophecies from his termite god, assuring him he  will kill Anand to rule the Sand, and establish the One True Religion.

And war is not yet over.

Now, Anand and Bee-Jor face an eastern threat from the Mad Emperor of the Barley People, intent on retaking stolen lands from a vulnerable and chaotic nation. And on the southern Weedlands, thousands of refugees clamor for food and safety and their own place in Bee-Jor. But the greatest threats to the new country come from within, where an embittered nobility and a disgraced priesthood plot to destroy Anand … then reunite the Lost Country with the Once Great and Holy Slope.

Can the boy who worked in the dung heap rise above the turmoil, survive his assassins, and prevent the massacre of millions?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Clark T. Carlton is the son of a barefooted, Floridian cowboy and a beauty queen from the Land of Cotton who ventured North to raise their children in the long shadow of New York City. When he was a teenager, his family moved from a blue-collar melting pot to a segregated and conservative enclave of Southern California, an event which forever altered his world view. He studied English and Film at Boston University and UCLA and has worked as a screen and television writer, a journalist, and as a producer of reality television in addition to a thousand and one other professions. He has always had more blue than white in his collar.

Some of his favorite books are the classics of science fiction, all of which have an element of fantasy if they involve time travel or traveling faster than the speed of light (or through a wormhole) to another solar system. As a child, he had hopes of enlisting in Star Fleet Academy, but any physicist worth his neutrons will tell us that kind of space travel will never be possible. One of the greatest regrets of his life is that he cannot travel the galaxies to interact with alien societies- but it has opened him up to create his own imaginary world.

He lives with his family in Los Angeles where he enjoys tennis, volleyball, songwriting, and painting. A friend of his calls his paintings “Grandma Moses on acid”, which he takes as the highest compliment.

Twitter: @ClarkTCarlton / Facebook: @Clark Carlton / Website: clarkthomascarlton.com

The Antasy Series Giveaway

I hope you have enjoyed this spotlight on the Antasy series! With thanks to the kind folks at Wunderkind PR and HarperVoyager, the BiblioSanctum has been offered this amazing opportunity to host a very special giveaway for both books in the series. Without apologies to our international readers, as per the publisher’s terms, this giveaway is open to residents of the US only. One lucky winner will receive:

—one paperback copy of Prophets of the Ghost Ants (Book 1)
—one paperback copy of The Prophet of the Termite God (Book 2)

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to bibliosanctum@gmail.com with your Name and valid Mailing Address using the subject line “ANTASY” by 11:59pm Eastern time on on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 and we’ll take care of all the rest.

Only one entry per household, please. The winner will be randomly selected when the giveaway ends and then be notified by email. All information will only be used for the purposes of contacting the winner and sending them their prize. Once the giveaway ends all entry emails will be deleted.

So what are you waiting for? Enter to win! Good luck!

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13 Comments on “Spotlight and Giveaway: Prophets of the Ghost Ants & The Prophet of the Termite God by Clark Thomas Carlton

  1. I was pretty interested until I read the author’s self-bio. This is why if I ever write a novel I will use the can’t fail name of John Smith and my bio will claim that I’m an Oxford Don, that I speak 10 languages, that I’m a polymath AND that I’m a world renowned writer (because my blog is read by a worldwide audience, don’t you know?).

    This is why I don’t like getting to know authors as people. It just makes everything messy. Give me a name on the cover and I’m good to go!

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    • Haha, I tend to feel the same way; after all, to be completely objective, that’s the way to go. I don’t really follow authors on Twitter for that reason, especially if they’re outspoken about politics, etc. Some things I just don’t need to know.

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  2. I’m sorry but ants. I just can’t. As I’m reading this my kitchen counter is covered with ant traps and I don’t even want to go in the kitchen until winter!

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  3. Before Children of Time I would have shuddered at them premise for this series, now… I’m quite intrigued! And I love the book covers, especially the one for the second volume: it’s so intense I can almost hear the crowd chanting… 🙂

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