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Edward C. Patterson

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Books
· Pacific Crimson - Forget Me Not

· Belmundus

· In the Shadow of Her Hem

· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon and Other Ravings from the Blogosphere

· Swan Coud - Southen Swallow Book III

· The Road to Grafenwöhr

· The People's Treasure

· Oh, Dainty Triolet

· The Nan Tu - Southern Swallow Book II

· Look Away Silence


Short Stories
· How to Play Grusoker

· Fishing With Birds

· Dime a Dip

· Ch'i Lin and the Cup


Articles
· Revision Artifacts and Ghosts

· What Readers are saying about The Road to Grafenwöhr

· My message to the Military Members of Operation eBook Drop

· Operation eBook Drop - Update

· Veterans Day

· Five Star Review for Look Away Silence

· Author icon - Victor Banis reviews The Jade Owl

· Operation EBook Drop

· Ellen George's Review of Look Away Silence

· Interview with Noted Author Edward C. Patterson (Examiner)


Poetry
· Out at Second Base

· We Called It Love Day

· His Last Hand

· Eruption

· Who Gets the Flag

· Courage Inner

· U-tsu-li-tsi tsa-du-li-a

· Two Poems from Come, Wewoka

· Along the Wall

· Passing in My Arms

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News
· Smashwors July Sale

· FREE - BELMUNDUS - at Amazon 5/11-5/15

· FREE 4/6-7 Pacific Crimson

· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon -FREE - April 4th & 5th

· Belmundus - Press Release

· FREE on January 5th and 6th - Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon

· FREE at Smashwords until Friday 1/4/13

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THE JADE OWL ON SALE for the FIRST TIME

11/4/2011 3:09:00 PM

by Edward C. Patterson


Ed Pattrson's Flafship Novel is currently on sale for $ .99 on the Kindle and soon on other eBook venues,

ON SALE for the FIRST TIME, The Jade Owl, for $ .99.
598 pages

on the Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001J54AWO

In China they whisper about the Jade Owl and its awful power. This ancient stone, commissioned by the Empress Wu and crafted by a mineral charmer, long haunted the folk of the Middle Kingdom until it vanished into an enigma of legend and lore. Now the Jade Owl is found. It wakes to steal the day from day. Its power to enchant and distort rises again. Its horror is revealed to a band of five, who must return it to the Valley of the Dead before the laws of ch’i are set aside in favor of destruction’s dance. Five China Hands, each drawn through time’s thin fabric by the bird, discover enchantment on the secret garland. Five China Hands, and one holds the key to the world’s fate. Five China Hands. Only one Jade Owl - but it’s awake and in China, they whisper again.

Professor Rowden Gray has come to San Francisco following a new opportunity at the East Asian Arts and Culture Museum, only to find that the opportunity has evaporated. Desperate, he means to end his career in a muddle of pity and Scotch, but then things happen. He latches on to a fascinating young man who is pursuing a lost relic that Professor Gray has in fact been seeking. Be careful for what you seek - you may just find it. Thus begins a journey that takes the professor and his companions on a spirited adventure across three-thousand miles of Chinese culture and mystery - a quest to fulfill a warrant long set out to ignite the world in myth and legend. The Jade Owl is the beginning of a series - a legacy that fulfills a terrible truth; and in China, they whisper again.

A Finalist in the 2009 RAINBOW AWARDS

Review from Rainbow Reviews

Sinologist Professor Rowden Gray receives the opportunity of his professional lifetime, a curator position at the fabled San Francisco East Asian Museum of East Asian Arts and Culture, which houses the collection of his late mentor, "Old China Hand" John Battle. Battle's great work had been discredited due to his insistence on the Jade Owl, a mysterious missing artifact commissioned by China's only Empress. When RG arrives, he immediately discovers the position has been rescinded, he encounters a strange young man who proves to be Battle's prodigal son, and learns the Jade Owl really exists. Plunging into a drama worthy of an Errol Flynn swashbuckler, the soon-boon companions and several others are off on a life-and-death chase through San Francisco and then on to Hong Kong as the portal into China.

The Jade Owl is a nonstop, don't miss page turner and only the first in a quintology, The Jade Owl Legacy series. Readers, run, do not walk to your nearest book outlet and grab this intriguing gay mystery with its fully realized characters, gay and straight and bi, roller-coaster plotting, and paranormal fantasy elements. The Jade Owl is a true winner.

Review from Aricia Gavrial's Book Reviews (Australia):

In this novel, the artifact is an ancient Chinese object, a six inch piece of Jade carved in the likeness of an owl -- and it's actually a key that opens a box known as the Joy of Finches. What's in the box? That would be telling! But everybody wants the key.

The first thing that impressed me about Jade Owl was how knowledgeable about Chinese antiquities the writer is, and about China itself. Shanghai and Beijing are described with the same amount of detail and enthusiasm as San Francisco -- and never having been to either China or the USA myself, I really appreciated the "local color." Many writers, when setting their plots in London, New York, what have you, seem to think that everyone's been there and knows intimately every secret of the city. Not true. So, the first level where Jade Owl succeeds is in "selling me" San Francisco, which is the setting for the first long segment of the book.

Jade Owl is a real treat, on a par with the top-notch writers who sell in the gajillions. The Jade Owl is an extremely good read.
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Edward C. Pattrson
author of The Jade Owl

The Jade Owl


More News by Edward C. Patterson

· Smashwors July Sale - 7/1/2013 4:35:00 AM
· FREE - BELMUNDUS - at Amazon 5/11-5/15 - 5/11/2013 6:23:00 AM
· FREE 4/6-7 Pacific Crimson - 4/6/2013 6:35:00 AM
· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon -FREE - April 4th & 5th - 4/4/2013 4:32:00 AM
· Belmundus - Press Release - 3/6/2013 8:14:00 AM
· FREE on January 5th and 6th - Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon - 1/5/2013 5:47:00 AM
· FREE at Smashwords until Friday 1/4/13 - 1/3/2013 5:33:00 AM
· Edward C. Patterson Hosts a NEW Blog - 7/16/2012 5:31:00 PM
· Press Release: In the Shadow of Her Hem - 7/9/2012 6:05:00 PM
· FREE on the Amazon Kindle November 3rd ONLY - An Reader's Guide to A - 5/3/2012 4:29:00 PM
· Come Celebrate my 15,000th at Smashwords March event - 3/4/2012 6:09:00 AM
· FREE (January 8 Only) Reader's Giide to Author's Jargon - 1/7/2012 9:32:00 PM
· A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon Released - 12/14/2011 8:54:00 AM
· Swan Cloud - Book III of Southern Swallow Released - 11/3/2011 7:47:00 AM
· Edward C. Patterson Releases The Road to Grafenwöhr - 3/7/2011 9:29:00 AM
· 10,000 books sold - 2/18/2011 12:31:00 PM
· Patterson Novel Wins Red Adept Indie Award - 2010 - 12/30/2010 2:37:00 PM
· The People's Treasure PRESS RELEASE - 9/26/2010 9:19:00 AM
· Ed Patterson Interviewed by Two Ends of the Pen - 5/31/2010 8:36:00 AM
· Oh, Dainty Triolet Published - 3/14/2010 9:08:00 AM
· Bobby's Trace Relaunched - 2/16/2010 4:28:00 AM
· Relaunch of Cutting the Cheese - 1/16/2010 7:57:00 AM
· Press Release for The Nan Tu - 12/27/2009 3:09:00 PM
· Operation eBook Drop on the Bobby Ozuna Show - 12/7/2009 7:08:00 PM
· Operation eBook Drop Update - 11/10/2009 11:58:00 AM
· Smashwords Picks up Operation EBook Drop - 9/12/2009 6:28:00 AM
· FREE Indie Publishing and Writing Tip Book by Edward C. Patterson - 8/21/2009 7:46:00 AM
· Alan Chin Interviews Edward C. Patterson in the Examiner - 7/20/2009 4:56:00 PM
· Press Release for Look Away Silence - 7/14/2009 7:05:00 AM
· Stacey Cochrane at OnLineReviews.com Interviews Edward C. Patterson - 7/8/2009 2:04:00 PM
· Read with the Author Book Klub for The Jade Owl - 7/7/2009 12:20:00 PM
· Dancaster Creative's Website has been Redesigned - 5/23/2009 4:29:00 PM
· Press Release on The Dragon's Pool - 5/1/2009 2:28:00 PM
· Ed Patterson to Appear on Bobby Ozuna's Internet Radio Show - 4/20/2009 1:57:00 PM
· Cutting the Cheese on the Kindle - Reduced - 4/16/2009 11:18:00 AM
· Preview of The Dragon's Pool - 3/30/2009 8:06:00 AM
· Interview of Ed Patterson on Amanda Young's Romance website - 3/27/2009 3:57:00 AM
· Bobby's Trace was Nine-nine Cents on the Kindle - 3/25/2009 4:45:00 AM
· Writing Good Stories on Hold the Presses - 3/20/2009 6:54:00 AM
· The Academician is featured at Chicgalleria - 3/16/2009 3:37:00 AM
· Writing Article Featured on Hold the Presses - 3/13/2009 6:28:00 AM
· UntreedReads Features Turning Idolater - 3/11/2009 3:54:00 AM
· The Jade Owl featured on website - 3/10/2009 4:12:00 AM
· Press Release for The Academician - 3/2/2009 11:18:00 AM
· The Third Peregrination Press Release - 1/14/2009 7:33:00 AM
· Rainbow Review on Turning Idolater - 1/5/2009 3:30:00 PM
· The Third Peregrination is Coming - 1/2/2009 3:16:00 PM
· No Irish Need Apply to be Book of the Month (June 2009) - 12/26/2008 8:38:00 AM

Books by
Edward C. Patterson



Belmundus

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Surviving an American Gulag

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The Jade Owl

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Swan Coud - Southen Swallow Book III

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The Nan Tu - Southern Swallow Book II

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The Closet Clandestine: a queer steps out

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Come, Wewoka & Diary of Medicine Flower

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