Toronto- November 6, 2012- Double Dragon Publishing is releasing Richard A. Valicek's horror fantasy novel Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt in May 2013 with an expanded story and new title. Surprise and suspense amid intense action, fast-paced adventure, and vivid characters play out in the mythical land of Elysium.
The kingdom of Elysium is at war, and good must go to battle against evil. In the 18th century, the grim shadow of vampires looms over the people of Alamptria. The brothers Seaton, who have been gifted with powerful claymores, strive to protect their people from possible extinction. They believe with the help of allies and their army they will triumph, but the dark Lord Makoor has elaborate plans to destroy the human race. When the eldest Seaton's fiancée is kidnapped and brought to the underworld, it becomes a race against time.
The original version of the book, Alamptria: Red Moon Rising won the 2011 Buzzillions Reviewers Choice Award and gained an enthusiastic following. Reviews have been glowing:
This vibrant and exotic tale is just what the doctor ordered for those in need of a literary fantasy-world treatment. The author doesn't skimp on character development or action details; so, wimps beware. You will mentally duck, sway, jump and soar your way through this 15th century epic tale of good versus evil. It's a story you can really get into with both feet. Be sure to guard your neck with a spiked collar.
Prosaic (Dallas) Amazon.com.
"This feels like a Tolkien book with [sic] many creatures a mind could not fathom their existence. Valicek is great with imagery and setting and I look forward to more in books in this series." Rebecca Gal, Amazon.com
Once you're acquainted with The Players, locales and races in this intriguing book, you'll feel right at home as a fantasy fan. It is accessible to fans of other genres as well, as the author does a fine job of pulling you into his world. Political intrigue between factions, interesting characters and magical weapons. All of these are standard fantasy fair, but the approach and life that is breathed into the world by Valicek is equal to any of the current favored authors of Fantasy fiction.
To write this book off just because it happens to have supernatural characters like vampires would be a great dis-service to a well rounded and exciting foray into an unforgettable realm.
Richard Davis (Dallas) Amazon.com.
Richard A. Valicek lives in Toronto, Canada.
Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt will be released in early 2013 Double Dragon Publishing. The book will be available at thousands of retailers nationwide both in stores as a trade paperback and online for the Ibook, Nook, Kindle, and Epub.
For more information about Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt, please visit http://www.alamptria.com or contact the author by phone at 416-570-5655.