Launch day: The new Bones of the Earth

A new edition and a new cover for this favorite fantasy title

By Scott Bury

On the winter solstice, BSR longtime member Scott Bury releases a second edition of his first published novel, the bestselling The Bones of the Earth.

The Bones of the Earth second edition cover

This edition corrects typos that readers and reviewers pointed out, and has a couple of easter eggs for repeat readers. See if you can spot them!

The Bones of the Earth

The Dark Age, eastern Europe: the earth has decided to rid itself of humanity with earthquakes, volcanoes and new plagues. Civilizations, even the mighty Roman Empire, crumble under the pressure of barbarian waves that are fleeing worse terrors.

Rejected by his own people, pursued by a dragon, young Javor heads for Constantinople, the centre of civilization, looking for answers to the puzzle of his great-grandfather’s dagger and the murder of his family.

On the ancient, crumbling Roman highway across haunted, deserted Dacia, Javor rescues the beautiful Danisa from a human sacrifice. He cannot help falling in love with her.

But Danisa has her own plans, and when she is kidnapped again, Javor has to wonder: what is the connection between his dagger, his lover and his enemies?

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About the author

Scott Bury can’t stay in one category.

After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. “Sam, the Strawb Part,” a children’s story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, “Dark Clouds.” The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.

The Eastern Front trilogy tells the true story of Maurice Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR’s Red Army to face the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Army of Worn Soles, the first volume, was published in 2014, followed by Under the Nazi Heel in 2016 and Walking Out of War in 2017.

He followed his first novel with the second in the Dark Age series, The Children of the Seventh Son, in 2020.

He has also published a number of mysteries, including the Hawaiian Storm series:  Torn Roots, Palm Trees & Snowflakes, Dead Man Lying and the latest, Echoes.

His latest project is the first English-language podcast in the world that focuses on the Eastern Front of World War II: Beyond Barbarossa.

He lives in Ottawa with his two mighty sons, two pesky cats and a very understanding wife.

You can find more about Scott Bury, and contact him through his website, his blog, Written Words, and on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.

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