Ed Protzel

Scintillating Fiction—Touching Hearts, Sparking Imagination

Reviews, Etc.

Praise for The Lies That Bind

"The Lies That Bind is a stunning opening in the DarkHorse Trilogy by Ed Protzel, a gripping tale for fans of Southern fiction, and a story of deceit, slavery, and dangerous complicities....The reader is pulled into a world of deceit, greed, and lies..."
- Readers' Favorite (5 Stars; Sept. 2017) (full review)


"The action and drama are compelling from the first page to the exciting conclusion. Highly recommended, and I am anxious to read the next installment."
- Historical Novel Society Magazine, Issue 77 (August 2016) (full review)


"...deftly crafted and consistently compelling....strongly recommended for community library Historical Fiction collections."
- Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, Vol 15, July 2016 (full review)


Some Amazon reviews

"... an entertaining and complexly plotted pre-Civil War novel about fairness and decency versus slavery and greed."
- Terry Baker Mulligan, author of Afterlife in Harlem

"...Here’s a novel that entertains with its gamesmanship: The central conceit of playing chess requires careful attention, but attention that doesn’t require the reader to burn brain cells."
- Dick Friedrich, professor, editor, author


Take a peek at The Lies That Bind on Goodreads or Amazon.


Appearances/Coverage

Above: Ed discusses The Lies That Bind and the historical context at Left Bank Books and Subterranean Books in St. Louis. 

Watch Ed talking Faulkner, fiction and writing with Left Bank Books staff.

Direct from Scotland: Q&A with Ed Protzel at AuthorsInterviews.

Watch Ed's interview on LA Talk Radio's "The Writer's Block"


Read West End Word feature, "The Lies That Bind: U. City's Ed Protzel embarks on first book of his Dark Horse trilogy." 

Photo courtesy: photographer Ursula Ruhl, West End Word.

Photo courtesy: photographer Ursula Ruhl, West End Word.


The Mississippi Link Black History Month coverage, Feb. 4, 2016

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