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Monday, October 10, 2016

Mary Mackey presents 'The Village of Bones: Sabalah's Tale' - November 9th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to welcome back
Mary Mackey
reading & signing her new novel
The Village of Bones: Sabalah's Tale
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00pm 

A perilous journey, a stunning prophecy, a dangerous love that could destroy humankind: In 4386 B.C., a young priestess named Sabalah conceives a magical child with a mysterious stranger named Arash. Sabalah names the child Marrah. This child will save the Goddess-worshiping people of Europe from marauding nomad invaders called Beastmen, but only if her mother can keep her alive long enough to grow up. Warned by the Goddess in a vision of the coming invasion, Sabalah flees west with Arash to save her baby daughter, only to discover that she is running into the arms of her worst enemies. In the dark forests of northern Europe, other human-like species left over from the Ice Age still exist.

"Mary Mackey’s The Village of Bones gives us the vivid adventures of The Clan of the Cave Bear, the magic of The Mists of Avalon and Lord of the Rings, and the beauty of Avatar. Filled with the belief that love drives out fear, it contains stunning twists that will leave you wanting more."
--Dorothy Hearst, author of the Wolf Chronicles

Mary Mackey is a retired professor from the Sacramento State English Department where she taught creative writing and film for over 30 years. She is the author of fourteen novels, several of which have appeared on the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Lists. She has also written seven volumes of poetry, including Sugar Zone, winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Mackey’s novels have been translated into twelve languages including Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, and Finnish. Also a screenwriter, she has sold feature-length scripts to Warner Brothers as well as independent film companies.



This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

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