As Tartary Burns Audiobook
by Riley Hogan
Read by Bill Coale
For generations, the freedom loving Cossacks battled their enemies; the Ottoman Turks and Crimean Tartars for the supremacy of the rugged Steppes. Frustrated by the constant raids of these reckless, horse-riding warriors, Constantinople prepares a major campaign that will end the Cossacks and their way of life forever.
Realizing they are severely outnumbered against such a Turkish reprisal, the Cossack Headsman seeks out the sorcerer Alexsandr with a bold scheme. He wants Alexsandr to enter the realms of magic and enlist the aid of magical creatures of Slavic myth as allies. With the help of his friend, Commander Marko and the battle-hardened Bohun, the wizard must summon all his skills, both martial and arcane, to fulfill his sacred mission and in doing so save his people.
In the grand tradition of Robert E. Howard and Harold Lamb, writer Riley Hogan spins a tale of tested comrades about to risk all in a dangerous quest that, if they survive, could lead to the greatest victory in Cossack history. Read with stirring excitement by Bill Coale
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Dr. William L. (Bill) Coale is a Michigan-born author of a three-volume, 1500-page definitive biography of legendary theatre organist George Wright. His career path was varied, elected to his local board of education just five days after his high school graduation in 1972, besting eight other candidates to become the youngest elected official in Michigan’s history. His true loves were music and education, earning his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s in conducting from Oakland University, and ultimately a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the same institution. Bill enjoyed decades of work teaching and as a professional musician. He led a professional concert band and conducted or played for dozens of musical theatre productions, and also conducted a church choir. Throughout that time, his voice actor and narration services were in high demand, voicing a number of video productions, singing and narrating for various instrumental groups, and announcing a wide variety of public events. Unable to memorize a script, Bill was really a frustrated actor, who now, after all these years, has an opportunity to voice audio books to fulfill his acting aspirations. Upon his retirement as a public school superintendent in 2009, Bill moved to the Bay Area of northern California, a home base for many international travel experiences. He’s also an accomplished theatre organist in his own right, performing weekly on the Mighty Wurlitzer in the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland, California, and in solo concerts in the United States, the UK, Sweden, and Germany. Life is great!