G’day! That’s me, Byron the Quokka, jumping across the shark-infested River of Doom to bring you Question No. 15 in our Bell Mountain trivia contest. Whew–got across unscathed! And here’s your question:
In what battle was Angel, King Ryons’ hawk, honored by the Hosa warriors?
Only five questions to go, and I’m afraid I’m gunner have to make ’em hard, from here on out. How fast can you read Bell Mountain books? Meanwhile, if you’re new here and you don’t know what I’m talking about, just go to the home page and click “Books.”
Well, I got across the River of Doom all right. Now comes the tricky part: getting back.
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…
Byron the Quokka here, mates–and I just stopped by to give you a friendly reminder, which is this.
The current ongoing comment contest is heading towards 50,000 comments on this blog, a major dinkum milestone, and there’ll be a special prize for the winner. We won’t tell you what the prize is until we’ve reached 49,000 comments–because we want to see the fur fly, once readers realize what a fantastic prize this is. We’re just a few hundred comments away from that.
Now I’m supposed to be running this thing, and it makes me look bad when there’s only one comment up so far today. A duck-billed platypus could do better than that!
G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here, with Bell Mountain trivia question No. 13–and here it is:
Who was said to be the toughest man in Obann City?
This character is so popular among us quokkas, my Aunt Sary named her firstborn son after him. That’s them in the picture.
Lee’s wife volunteered the answer, “Oh–that guy, you know who I mean!” Sorry, Pat, but that’s not good enough.
Remember, there are going to be 20 questions and whoever has the most right answers will win. We do have a leader at this point, but Lee won’t let me tell you who it is. Well, all right by me–we do want to keep the suspense pot boiling.
The winner gets an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books, plus the awe and respect of all the other readers of this blog.
G’day! Byron the Quokka here, reminding you, in case you forget, that the mother of all comment contests has already started.
We’re shooting for 50,000 comments, we have 47,870, so there’s quite a ways to go. But! Fifty thousand is a dinkum milestone, and I’ve talked Lee into offering a prize that’ll blow you down. But we’re not going to tell you what it is until we reach 49,000. It might take the bloke some time to get hold of this item for you.
So keep on chatting, everybody–all us quokkas on Rottnest Island are on tenterhooks, waiting to see who wins. We have a lot of tenterhooks–we get ’em at cost.
G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here–and where’s everybody else? That’s me in the picture, looking for the readers.
Well, if you are here this morning, you’re in luck–’cause that means you’re getting first crack at Bell Mountain Trivia Question No. 12. And here it is.
Who put the flowers on King Ryons’ throne?
If you ask me, that’s a jolly easy one. Although there was one quokka named Maurice who didn’t know the answer, and got such a hard time over it, he had to wear one of those fake-nose-with-glasses get-ups.
Remember–if you have no idea what all this is about, visit the blog’s home page and click “Books.” It’s all about Lee’s books. Which you should read! Even if you don’t want to be in the trivia contest.
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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…
“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?
G’day! Byron the Quokka here, reminding you that we have a comment contest going–and there aren’t any bloomin’ comments yet today!
Only 984 comments to go, to get to No. 47,000, and the reader who posts it wins… oh, one of those autographed books he’s always giving out. Anyone can play, as many times as you like, and all comments are eligible, except [riffles through rulebook; clears throat]–
“Comments abusive to anyone else on this site; comments containing blasphemy or profanity; commercials thinly disguised as comments; comments simply too inane to bother with.”
My cousin Lucy likes inane comments, but she’s the only one.
So let’s see how fast we can get to 47,000! And later today I’ll run up Question No. 4 in the Bell Mountain Trivia Contest.
(I hope these generate some excitement soon! This is my first job ever, and I don’t want to…
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.