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Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen
A Dogman Legend

by Frank Holes Jr.

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Year of the Dogman

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THE DOGMAN EPOCH: SHADOW AND FLAME
Frank's latest Dogman novel!

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The Haunting of Sigma
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With a masterís in educational leadership from Central Michigan University, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Michigan State University, Frank Holes, Jr. teaches literature, writing, and mythology at the middle school level and was recently named a regional Teacher of the Year. He lives in Northern Michigan with his wife Michele, son James, and daughter Sarah.  

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Michigan ís legendary Dogman returns in Nagual: Dawn of the Dogmen by Frank Holes, Jr.  The third book in the series is a masterful blend of fantasy and folklore, delving into the pre-dawn history of the mysterious creature and then rushing forward to the present day.  The supernatural beast is seen from two fronts.  The first encounter, part of a 1700s French fur-traderís dream, chronicles the cultural clash between the indigenous, prehistoric civilizations and the Nagual, the half-man, half-canine skin-walkers, a clash where only one side can survive.  We then return to the modern day as the Dogman rampages across the fields and forests, the farms and camps of Grand Traverse and Benzie Counties in northern Michigan .  The supernatural beast is hunting for the remnants of its stolen, ancient treasure that will give it immortality and unlimited power.  Can two young camp counselors put an end to the chaos without losing their lives?

 

In the seventh year of the '70s decade, the Dogman arrived in the  little northern Michigan communities of Interlochen and Lake Ann...


The terrifying, haunting cries in the night had not been heard in that part of Michigan since the land was once covered by glacial ice...
 

Nagual:  Dawn Of The Dogmen
a novel by
Frank Holes Jr.

Terrorizing the North, July 4, 2009!

News: August 2, 2011

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Shadow and Flame
 
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Latest News: April 20, 2011

Yes, there will be a NEW Dogman book coming this summer!  It's an action-packed thriller, part science-fiction, part mystery, and part fantasy as we learn the deeper, darker history of the Dogman and how the creature could change the fate of the world.  Look for it July 4!

 

News: July 4, 2009

It's here!  Get your official copy of 
Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen through the link below to our store:

News: May 29, 2009

The third novel in the Dogman series, Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen, has moved from manuscript to editing!  Look for it this summer!

 

We now have copies of Steve Cook's 'The Legend' Legacy Edition CD set as well as Frank Holes Jr.'s Year of the Dogman available online.  Full payment options are available through PayPal.  Click here to order!

 

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From the back cover of Nagual: Dawn Of The Dogmen:

"Somewhere in the north woods darkness, a four legged creature suddenly stood upright..."

Michigan ís legendary Dogman returns in Nagual: Dawn of the Dogmen by Frank Holes, Jr.  The third book in the series is a masterful blend of fantasy and folklore, delving into the pre-dawn history of the mysterious creature and then rushing forward to the present day. 

A wild dream whisks away a 1700s French fur-trader (who originally released the supernatural beast) back to the time when the glaciers covered the Great Lakes region.  This dream relives the fierce and furious battle for supremacy and the fate of the human race, as the ancient Nagual, the demonic skin-walkers, alongside other fantastically monstrous beasts, threaten to destroy the native civilizations.

The action then picks up in 1977, ten years before The Haunting of Sigma and thirty years before the events in Year of the Dogman.  A pair of star-crossed young lovers finds their budding relationship horribly interrupted as the Dogman rampages across the fields and forests, the farms and camps of Grand Traverse and Benzie Counties in northern Michigan .  The beast, part man and part canine, is hunting for the remnants of its stolen, ancient treasure that will give it immortality and unlimited power.  Dreadful encounters with the local populace highlight this haunting prequel to the first two Dogman novels, and author Frank Holes, Jr. delivers yet another thrilling, suspenseful ride into the world of cryptozoology by establishing the terrifying, historical context for this local legend.

 

Locations around Michigan where you can purchase your own copy:

horizons bookstores: petoskey, traverse city, cadillac

bookworld bookstores: Iron Mountain, Escanaba, Marquette, St. Ignace

bookmark bookstores: Manistee & ludington

logmark bookstore: cheboygan

goldenrod gifts: indian river

kens village market: indian river

great lakes books:  big rapids

Lelanau Books: Leland

True North Books: Mackinaw City

Ducks Landing: Mackinac City

 

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