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27Aug/140

B.L. Pontius Pens Fictional Tale in Lost Era of Mystery and Magic


Muskegon, Mich. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

It was believed they were forged in a time before the world began, a lost era of mystery and magic, an ancient age when godly forces ruled. Two swords and a crown of unbelievable constructive and destructive power were produced. Legend has it that these two swords and a crown as well as those who hold them will both fight a war, one to enslave while the other for freedom.

CHOU, a fictional tale of epic proportions written by author B.L. Pontius is about a land that has succumbed to evil and a chosen one who was selected by God to free this world of evil. It tells the story of a great war for freedom and of survival with only one who will stand out to lead. Two ancient weapons of mass destruction met for the first time. The first is the blue-black sword Blood Destiny, a hellish red-gold hilted weapon of great and ever-powerful evil. The second is the golden sword, the Spirit of Light, a weapon of brilliant luminescence, of great good, mercy and kindness but, of all things, justice. The crown is called, The Diadem of Righteousness or Glory, a crown from God himself.

A golden breastplate, leggings, and shield accompanied the Spirit of Light and its crown all believed to be the armour of God. All of these items are for the Chosen One. He is a person of justice, of purity, of heart, and of mercy. Anyone could wear the armour, but only the Chosen One could wear the crown, for anyone else to wear it meant instant death. On the other hand, Blood Destiny is for anyone who it wanted to control, to dominate. With each person it came in contact with, it drew the life force slowly from them and uses it to strengthen itself, becoming a most powerful blade in the future world of Earth. The Great God saw the power too strong for mortal man, hiding them away, but not for long.

Providing a magnificent backdrop of ancient China, CHOU takes readers on a monumental journey where the forces of good and evil collide in a world marked by cruelty, slavery, death, and annihilation for the birth of a world empire forgotten in time. A brilliantly written literary masterpiece, this entertaining read will make readers ask for more.

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About the Author

B.L. Pontius has always had a definitive love for ancient time periods. He has written many short stories of long ago, some became prize winners in high school. He has a long history of love for Asian women and thinks they are very mysterious as well as loving and loyal. Pontius did not had the greatest childhood in the world. He was left alone much of the time and that is how he developed his love for the long ago. He loves movies of ancient times. A few of his favorites are Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, and the Passion of the Christ. He has not always been a man of deep Christian beliefs. When he was young, Pontius had many minor scrapes with others. But everything changed when he was 13 years old, that was when he came to Christ and it has forever changed him.

CHOU * by B.L. Pontius

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Publication Date: May 2, 2014

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Navesink, NJ (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Each new Essay Rock Star short course by Fortuigence trains middle and high school students in a different essay form a personal statement, a persuasive essay, an expository essay, and a textual analysis essay. This is done via a five step writing process that breaks down essay composition into smaller manageable pieces to build skills and confidence easily.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Australian roots-rock and jam band John Butler Trio will be appearing alongside the self-described hippie with soul R&B singer Allen Stone.

John Butler Trio is fronted by one of Australias most successful independent artists, John Butler, whose gripping lead guitar gives the music complexity and muscle according to Rolling Stone. The group is completed by bassist Byron Luiters and recently added percussionist Grant Gerathy, both celebrated Australian musicians in their own right. The group, having released multiple platinum- and gold-certified records in previous years, came out with their newest studio album, Flesh & Blood, last February. The album has been acclaimed as one of the groups best, and The AU Review proclaimed theyre doing it right, so right, and we can only hope they keep doing what theyre doing for years to come.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8 pm

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

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Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.

For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703.255.1900.

High-resolution images of the artists listed are available on Wolf Traps website: wolftrap.org/Media_and_Newsroom/Photos_for_Publication.aspx.

Wolf Trap is Metro accessible!

Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For details, please visit wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx.

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