Black Lions: Walk With Pride (Tocsinagon) (Volume 2)

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The sequel to Tocsinagon: Follow The Footsteps - On the heels of their triumph in the Game of Fire, Titus, Luke, and Tag find themselves alone in the middle of a warzone. Cass is missing. Squire Rans has vanished into hiding. The Army of the Black Lions is all that stands between the Romilians and the Great Lighthouse of Lumenesse. In the midst of all this chaos, Titus has come into possession of something he doesn't even begin to understand. Will the Triad have enough time to find Cass and bring Squire Rans to justice before Romilius overruns the land? It seems that Destiny has chosen Titus for greatness, but at what cost? The fate of Titus and the nation is in the hands of the Black Lions. Is it too late? There is hope...there is always hope.

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When I was in the 5th grade, I went on vacation with my family. We were about to head out on a road trip to Florida and my parents allowed me to choose a new book for the ride. I chose a book called The College Names of the Games by Mike Lessiter. I still have this book. The book described how every college in NCAA Division 1 came to have their nickname. I have loved nicknames ever since.

Tocsinagon: Follow The Footsteps and Black Lions: Walk With Pride were born from this fascination with nicknames. I came up with the name Black Lions early on in the writing process for Tocsinagon. It wasn't until I had finished the final draft for Tocsinagon that I decided to search the internet for Black Lions. I was curious to see if there were other Black Lions and, if so, what or who they were. 

Ethiopian lions are known for their black manes. When I typed "black lions" into a search engine, I stumbled across some articles about three lions in Ethiopia who protected a girl from kidnapping. Apparently, she was kidnapped to be forced into a marriage, but the lions came out of the jungle and attacked her kidnappers. The lions guarded the girl until the villagers came for her and then they receded into the jungle.

Some have said the lions protected her because her crying sounded like a lion cub. Others have said that the lions actually intended to eat the girl but were interrupted by the villagers. I like to think that they were purely protecting her and their appearance was more than just serendipitous. The cover design and three characters in the story are subtle tributes to those lions and their good deed. If you're curious, simply type "Ethiopian lions save girl" in any search engine.

My interest in nicknames and this fascinating news story came together as I wrote Black Lions: Walk With Pride.

About the Author:

Joshua was born and raised in Indiana, went to college in Ohio, and spent a year studying graduate level theology in Texas. After moving back to Indiana, he spent some time as a golf professional. His claim to fame is winning the 2009 Indiana PGA Pro-Assistant Championship.

He is writing the screenplay for the upcoming feature film Disciples in the Moonlight (filming Fall 2016).  He has written two novels - Tocsinagon: Follow The Footsteps (2006) and the sequel, Black Lions: Walk With Pride (2013). His short story, Vows & Oaths (2013), was inspired by his time as a golf professional.

Joshua lives in Indianapolis with his wife, son, and dog. He loves to read World War II history, PG Wodehouse stories, and epic adventures.

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