Friday, June 29, 2018

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Windsong and Requiem Of a Great Deep by Chad Hunter

Windsong & Requiem - Of a Great Deep
by Chad Hunter


GENRE:   Pirate fantasy, Mature



The year is 1716. The world is in the Golden Age of Piracy and fabled ships sail the seven seas. One such vessel is the Requiem, captained by the young but wise, brave but dubious Nabopolassar “Bo” Travis. Alongside his first mate Ghassan, quartermaster Winter Burke and navigator Glover, Travis seeks treasure, female company and good drink. The Requiem’s legendary adventures are filled with tales of monsters and myths - all of which are true. Now, someone or something is sailing the seas in search for a treasure chest – a chest that holds unknown riches which only promise to change the world forever. Captain Travis, his crew and a beautiful young map reader must brave the dark and the deep to find the treasure. Will the Requiem find the X on the spot before the infamous Captain George “Bloody-Face” Fiddick does? Will Travis uncover the secret behind the cursed black ship which changed his young life forever? And will the treasure chest truly be full of riches or does something far more insidious lie in wait? Ready your flintlock. Sharpen your sword. The Requiem awaits.



When captains and crews saw the Crimson Lady with Bloody-Face Fiddick at the
helm, it was fear that ran in their veins.  

Bloody Face had become a larger than life villain, a monster on the open seas.  
George Fiddick was a businessman – now tired and unable to out sail time.

"Captain Fiddick, sir, the ship is ready.  Repairs are complete and supplies are---"  The voice
turned Bloody Face around towards the few beams of natural light entering the cavern.  It
belonged to a giant of a man.  Fiddick was big and strong, yes, but this man was young and
cut with muscles atop muscles.  He was bald, possibly hairless from crown to foot and the
sea and sun had tanned his skin for good.  Scars told stories and many of them had this
goliath as the victor.

"Mr. Cragg," the captain answered in response to the man's sudden silence, "What is it?"

The big man stretched out his hand and pointed.  In the captain's room, was a massive
wooden desk.  Hand carved and ornate in its curves and lattice work down its sides.  On the
desk was a half skull with a large dagger driven through its top.  There was no bottom jaw. 
A blade plunged directly into the skull.  The handle was curved and covered in unknown
shapes and carvings.   

Eye sockets which were normally black now flickered with unearthly light.
Fiddick nodded to his second-in-command.  "Thank you for the update, Mr. Cragg.  That
will be all."

Cragg bowed slightly and vacated the chamber.

Windsong & Requiem


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Chad Hunter was born in East Chicago, Indiana. Raised by a single mother in the city's Harbor section, he is the youngest of four. Growing up in the Midwest and a proudly self-proclaimed "Region Rat," Hunter has written and published several books and novels. He has written for magazines and newspapers throughout North America and has been published in several languages. His writings have been called sophisticated yet humorous, sharp witted and unrelenting.
Most often, Hunter's writings have been considered so wide and diverse that they span a scale that would include multiple writers with multiple forms.  In addition to being a published author and journalist, Hunter is also a professional speaker.  Having presented to high schools, colleges and various other audiences, his talks and discussions center around the positive impact of literary and creative presences in one’s life.  A large portion of Hunter’s focus is on the uncanny strength of human connectedness which is emphasized via the lens of writing and creativity.
Working in genres including dark fantasy, memoirs, science-fiction and anecdotal collections, Hunter weaves tales of monsters, heroes, zombies, wedding planning, technology, pirates and even black parakeets.  With over ten books under his belt, If anything binds his varied styles, it is Hunter's theme of the human condition, humor and family closeness - all to the backdrop of romantic love, vibrant remembrance and even monsters themselves.



Chad Hunter will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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June 25: Kit 'N Kabookle
June 27: Mythical Books
July 10: Christine Young
July 12: Mixed Book Bag
July 12: Bookaholic

My Review

Of a Great Deep is the first introduction to the Windsong & Requiem series by 
Chad Hunter. I enjoyed this 1716 era novel. I found it to be full of adventure, action, mystery and suspense. Captain Travis is a fun character. I was captivated with the story that, also, includes legends, myths and monsters. 

What a wonderful magical tale! I give Of a Great Deep (Windsong & Requiem #1) four and a half stars. Most definitely worth a read and I recommend it. 

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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  1. Thank you for having me today! Very glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Thanks 4 sharing your book with me and congrats on the tour.

  4. Like the cover. It is hauntingly beautiful.

  5. What is your favorite book of all time? Thanks for hosting the giveaway and congrats on your release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com