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Lesson 10: More about Rooks
There are two important things to remember about Rooks. 1) They work best when they work together. Unlike Bishops, they can defend each other. Unlike Knights, they can do it at long range. Rooks at a1 and a8, for instance, provided there is nothing in the way, defend each other the length of the board. 2) The principal of “sliding Rooks”: although the Rook is a high value piece, it can often be sacrificed–for instance, by taking a Pawn that is protecting the opposing King, blowing a hole in the defense–when the other Rook is able to “slide in” to replace it on your next turn. Example: Rooks on h1 and g1. The g1 Rook sweeps down to g7 to capture a defending enemy Pawn and threaten (“check”) the opposing King. The King, due to circumstances we won’t go into here, has no alternative but to capture your Rook on g7. When it’s your turn to move again, your h1 Rook “slides” to g1 and again attacks the enemy King–who no longer has a Pawn in front of him to defend him.
There is a saying in chess, “When you can move either of your two Rooks, you almost always end up moving the wrong one!” So take the time to carefully consider your moves.
– Lee Duigon, December 25th, 2018
Want to read an engaging series? Well, I recommend the Bell Mountain Series by Lee Duigon! I guarantee that you will find it hard to put the book down once you start reading!
Looking for something good to read, or are you looking for a present for someone? Then the Bell Mountain series is the choice!
(This post is from Lee Duigon’s blog.)
If you’re looking to order any of my books directly from Chalcedon (the publisher), be advised that for the next few days the Chalcedon office will be cut off from electric power–so you won’t be able to phone in your order. The power company in California, coping with a risk of fire, has cut off power to millions of customers as a preventive measure.
You can still place your order via email. Or buy through amazon.com.
Christmas is coming, folks, and my books make great presents. Ask anyone who’s read them.
— The Rules Of This Award —
1 – Put the award logo/image on the blog post.
2 – List the rules.
3 – Thank your nominators and provide a link to their blog.
4 – Mention the creator of the award, Okoto Enigma, and provide a link to her blog as well.
5 – Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6 – Nominate 10-20 people.
7 – Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
8 – Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
This award was created by Okoto Enigma. Click this link to go to her blog!
— Three Things About Josh Swanson —
1 – I, a sinner, have been redeemed from my sins by God through His infinite mercy by the blood of Jesus Christ!
2 – I like the countryside more than the city.
3 – I am not a talkative person.
— Questions From Mr. Holliman —
1 – What is one of your favorite foods that you ate in another country?
I really liked the spaghetti that I ate in the U.S.
2 – Do you like walking in the rain?
Yes, as long as I’m holding an umbrella! When I’m not, I usually run.
3 – Would you put mustard on a breakfast sandwich?
I don’t eat sandwiches in the morning, but I like to put mustard on my sandwich when I eat lunch or dinner, or when I go on a picnic!
4 – When you look at the sky, what do you see?
I see the awesomeness of God’s creation! And I imagine King Jesus coming back to Earth and create a new Heaven and a new Earth!
5 – Why did you start writing?
I started writing (my blog) because I wanted to share stories and other things.
— Questions From Lydia —
1 – What’s your top 2 favorite toppings on a hotdog?
Ketchup and mustard are 2 of my favorite hotdog toppings.
2 – What’s your favorite pasta meal?
My favorite pasta meal is spaghetti!!
3 – What’s the most unique food combination you’ve ever eaten?
Orange juice in coffee… which wasn’t really a good idea! 🙂
4 – What’s a chore that you enjoy doing?
I like vacuuming the floor!
5 – What’s an animal that you wished could talk?
It’ll be nice to be able to talk to cats, my favorite animal!
— Questions From Elisha —
1 – What meal would you like to have for your birthday?
I would like to have BBQ’d jerk chicken!!
2 – What’s your favorite genre of music?
I like Christian music, especially hymns and carols!
3 – Do you listen to music while you work?
Yes, I do that sometimes!
4 – Favorite book?
My #1 favorite book is, of course, God’s Word, The Holy Bible!
Click on the Bible above and read God’s Word!!!
Other than the Bible, my favorite book is Bell Mountain, by Lee Duigon.
Click on the book above, and you can read the first chapter of this exciting book!
5 – Describe your best friend.
My best friend is kind and very interesting, and we have many similarities!!
He is my brother! 🙂
— My Nominees —
— Questions For My Nominees —
1 – What is your dream?
2 – Who’s your favorite author?
3 – What’s your motto?
4 – Do you like picnics?
5 – Have you ever gone to the zoo?
That’s that! I want to thank my nominators once more!
THANK YOU!!! 🙂
— Bonus Feature —
(This is not part of the award post.)
Try Not To Laugh Challenge!!!
Comment below if you managed not to laugh!! 🙂
From Lee Duigon’s blog. Mr. Duigon is working on Book Thirteen of his Bell Mountain series, The Wind From Heaven!
My weekend allergy attack has abated (that’s three weekends in a row), the sun is shining, I’ve got my eye on a good Sabbath rest–and tomorrow I’ve got to plunge back into my new book, Bell Mountain No. 13, The Wind from Heaven.
I just spent a week typing the four or five newest chapters and sending them in to my editor. I give her the book in pieces so she can stop me if anything goes haywire. So far, nothing has. The last bunch of chapters moved her to say, “This story is moving so fast, you’re gonna need a seat-belt to read it.”
I have absolutely no idea where it’s going. Events are piling up like storm clouds, the wind from Heaven’s blowing hard, and I’m just writing it down. I reckon I’m a little over halfway done. I’ve got to finish before the cold weather sets in…
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My favorite series to read is the Bell Mountain Series by Lee Duigon. I first found out about the Bell Mountain series when I got it as a gift.
There are currently 11 books in the series, with 2 more coming soon!! Here I will introduce you all to the fun and exciting Christian fantasy series: The Bell Mountain Series!!
In the Bell Mountain Series, you will meet two adventurous kids, Jack and Ellayne, living in a village called Ninneburky, who go on a mission given to them by God to ring a mysterious bell which, according to the “Scriptures,” is said to be on top of a high mountain called Bell Mountain. Other fantastic characters include the wise hermit, Obst, who loves God, the powerful man of the woods, Helki the Rod, the brave and fearless hairy little man-like creature named Wytt, the evil First Prester (High Priest) of the Temple, Lord Reesh and his professional assassin, Martis, the ruthless warlord and supreme leader of the Heathen army, The Thunder King… and much much more!!
The first book of the series is called Bell Mountain…
BOOK 1: BELL MOUNTAIN
“Finally… Faithful Fiction that Reveals the Kingdom of God!
Introducing Bell Mountain, by Lee Duigon, the first novel from Chalcedon’s new label, Storehouse Press!
The world is going to end… as soon as Jack and Ellayne ring the bell on top of Bell Mountain. No one has ever climbed the mountain, and no one has ever seen the bell. But the children have a divine calling to carry out the mission, and it sweeps them into high adventure.
For the world is already changing, and fast: legends come to life, strange beasts emerge from the forest, bandits and slave traders hunt the helpless, and war rumbles on the borderlands. The children must make their way through all these perils — not knowing that a professional killer has been sent to stop them.
For there are others who know the secret of the bell… a terrible secret, only hinted at in the sacred writings. But do they understand God’s plan any better than the children?
The world has been shaken to its foundations before. Will this be the final shaking?
Great for young adults.”
Here I will show you all the book covers…
BOOK 2: THE CELLAR BENEATH THE CELLAR
BOOK 3: THE THUNDER KING
BOOK 4: THE LAST BANQUET
BOOK 5: THE FUGITIVE PRINCE
BOOK 6: THE PALACE
BOOK 7: THE GLASS BRIDGE
BOOK 8: THE TEMPLE
BOOK 9: THE THRONE
BOOK 10: THE SILVER TRUMPET
BOOK 11: THE TEMPTATION
BOOK 12: HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER is coming soon!!
BOOK 13: THE WIND FROM HEAVEN is now being written by Lee Duigon!!
I really hope that you will get interested in reading this exciting series! Please click “Books” for blurbs, sample chapters, and more information!!
Please visit and follow Lee Duigon’s blog!! He posts great content every day!!
Thank you for reading the 300th post!
This is an interesting interview that my favorite author Lee Duigon had a few years ago.
May I present to you all Lee Duigon!
1. What genre are your books?
They are a certain kind of fantasy in which I try to generate wonder without recourse to magic.
2. What draws you to this genre?
I’ve always loved myths, legends, tall tales, and fantasy. I guess I just never outgrew Sinbad stories. Also, I find fantasy gives me scope to tell the kind of story I want to tell. In fantasy, within limits, anything goes.
3. What project are you working on at the moment?
The Glass Bridge, Book #7 in my Bell Mountain series, was just published late in January, and in a few months we’ll get into editing Book #8, The Temple. Come spring, I hope to be ready to start writing the next book in the series. But for the time being, I’m just recharging my novel-writing batteries.
4. What’s it…
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Yes–this is indeed your last chance to buy my books in the year 2018! If you wait till tomorrow, it’ll be 2019.
So get onto amazon.com and order a couple of ’em, or click “Books” and then the little shopping cart icon and order direct from the publisher. It’s easy! Even I could do it, and I stink at computers.
The saga begins with Bell Mountain and now consists of ten books, with No. 11, The Temptation, just about ready to come off the press. Thrill to wars, miracles, treachery, conversions, really strange and menacing beasts, weird barbaric customs, love, friendship, faithfulness, barbarian invasions, an avalanche–everything that makes life worth living! It’s all in here.
Buy ’em for your kids, and by the time they reach No. 10, The Silver Trumpet, they’ll be old enough to read ’em all over again.
And I have heard, but cannot confirm…
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