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American Shaman, Book One: An illustrated e novel about courage and the Three Trials.

  American Shaman, Book One: an adventure, a romance, a killer story

An Adventure
Geser must undertake his final trial to become a full shaman. The most powerful shaman is the one brought closest to death by the Three Trials.

A Magic
Only the shaman can journey to Spirit Ground, confront the spirits and not become their agent, then return to Human Ground.  Only the shaman can heal.

A HERO
Staring down the acrid ass-end of a shotgun, Geser must decide whether to be a Black Shaman or a White Shaman.

Writer Brian Prioleau in his neighborhood in south AustinAuthor Brian Prioleau

Truly mythological, realistically magical, visually seductive

American Shaman, Book One is an illustrated enovel about a young hero discovering the source of his own strength: the power to heal. The shaman trainee Geser, named after the first shaman, finds himself in contemporary Texas when he is called to his third and final trial to become a full shaman -- the Trial of the Spirit.

American Shaman, Book One uses the world's first hero myth to tell of a timeless battle between good and evil, and of one person's choices, joys and losses. The ancient myths and the contemporary come together because it has always been true: a shaman becomes a hero by learning the stories, the discipline and the perserverance of his predecessors and making them his own.

It is a tight read and it uses imaginative graphics, from ten millenia ago and last summer, to tell the tale of a unique quest. I had the privilege of working with Jim Siergey, an illustrator with a national reputation, and he helped me conceptualize Spirit Ground with terrific four-color illustrations in a graphic style. His incidental sketches were witty and visually compelling too. Put alongside ancient Shaman drum paintings, Siergey's drawings created a dialog between the ancient and modern that was unexpected yet very much the point.

American Shaman, Book One is the book that doesn't feel like a book.

 

The visuals are half the story! some of the graphics from th eillustrated enovel "American Shaman, Book One"

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