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Book Launch Event this Weekend! (Bogotá)

Ian McKinley is a Canadian world traveler, diplomat and author. He is launching his first book, “The Gallows Gem of Prallyn,” in Bogotá late this week, and he wants to invite you to join this event.

WHEN: Sunday, November 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The (Irish) Pub in Usaquén, Carrera 6A # Protected content

Meet the author, book signings, author discussion at 3:00 p.m.

Books will be on sale for COP$27,000

Up and coming Colombian musician, Felipe Ospina, will play a set of live music ( Protected content ).

About the Book

“Battle is joined ahead and we shall soon enter it. Let your hearts be guided by your love for your kingdom. We go now to the aid of Thrylland! Help me deliver our nation to a new era of freedom!”

Thus, the Duke of Blackabbey launches the final struggle for the soul of a nation, one that threatens to pull down a weak, ineffective king, overthrow a corrupt church, or both.

The Gallows Gem of Prallyn throws together an explosive mixture of zealotry, class oppression, and nationalism, the results of which take the reader on a gripping adventure.

There is no black and white in Thrylland, only every shade of grey in between as it hurtles towards its fate. Events are driven by complex, believable characters, men and women who each look out for their own interests - sometimes selfish, often noble - and in so doing, drive the kingdom to the edge of ruin.

In a book that resonates with real world meaning, Ian McKinley will make you wonder if we really know why we believe the things we believe.

About the Author

Ian McKinley was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He grew up in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Lethbridge, Alberta, and, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a B.A. in Political Science and History.

Ian is a career diplomat with Canada’s foreign ministry who has served abroad in Colombia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and at the Canadian Mission to the United Nations in New York. He speaks English, French and Spanish.

Ian enjoys travelling, sports, canoeing and camping in remote areas, gastronomy, music, cinema, and, gaming with his friends. If you follow Ian’s Twitter feed (@McKinleyWriting), you’ll know he retweets in support of the fight against cancer and foundations that assist animals.

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