Andy Peloquin: Lover of All Things Dark and Mysterious
Andy Peloquin--a third culture kid to the core--has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.
When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn't looked back since.
Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.
His website (http://www.andypeloquin.com) is a second home for him, a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings--along with reviews of books he finds laying around the internet.
Welcome to Einan…
The world of Einan is home to familiar terrain: arid deserts, rolling hills, towering mountains, plunging canyons, and grasslands that spread as far as the eye can see. The south of Einan is temperate, with the land becoming harsher the farther north you travel. From the Advanat Desert to the Yathi mountain range to the Whispering Wastes to the Empty Mountains, northern Einan is inhospitable.
Yet the cities of the south prosper. Malandria, the City of a Thousand Spires, is the hub through which all commerce flows. Crops from Voramis and Praamis travel north, while spices, wine, and jewelery from Nysl and Drash travel south. The arable land is welcoming to all who would make it their home.
Book 1 finds the Hunter in Voramis, the city he has called home for 50 years. His legend as an immortal, ruthless, relentless assassin is well-known in the city, and he is feared by all. Yet he kills not because he wants to, but because it is the only way to find peace from the voices in his head.
He finds himself at odds with the Bloody Hand, the criminal organization that rules the city in all but name, and the Dark Heresy, the shadowy arm of the law. Saved from death by an unlikely ally, he finds the truth of his heritage: he is a Bucelarii, a half-demon. When faced with the choice to join the demons or fight for humanity, he chooses the side of life. He is forced to kill the demons he faces, and bring down the organizations hunting him.
Voramis had been cleansed. The Bloody Hand was no more, the Dark Heresy a thing of the past.
So now what? What does my future hold?
He stared out over the city where he had lived for so many years, but saw only an unfamiliar jungle of buildings and streets. Something beyond the horizon beckoned to him, a pull he could not resist.
Voramis is no longer my home; of that much I am certain.
It had ceased being his home the moment Farida died. He needed to find answers, but something told him he would not find them in Voramis.
He needed to know more about who he was—what he was. He needed answers about the creature within him.
Book 2 finds the Hunter journeying north in search of answers into his forgotten past. He remembers the mystery woman who has plagued his dreams for years, and he is driven to search for her. Yet on the road, he finds himself drawn into a conflict between bandits and the last people on Einan he would wish to defend!
Read the book to find out what happens next…
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Book Blurb:The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen
The Hunter of Voramis is no more.
Alone with the bloodthirsty voices in his head, fleeing the pain of loss, he has one objective: travel north to find Her, the mystery woman who plagues his dreams and haunts his memories.
When he stumbles upon a bandit attack, something within urges him to help. His actions set him at odds with the warrior priests commanded to hunt down the Bucelarii.
Left for dead, the Hunter must travel to Malandria to recover his stolen birthright. There, he is inexorably drawn into direct conflict with the Order of Midas, the faceless, nameless group of magicians that holds the city in a grip of terror. All while struggling to silence the ever-louder voice in his mind that drives him to kill.
From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter's journey leads him to truths about his forgotten past and the Abiarazi he has pledged to hunt. His discoveries will shed light on who he really is…what he really is.
Fans of Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks will love the Hunter…
"Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark...fantasy addicts will love it!" -- Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates -- http://peterjstory.com/
"The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you." - Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut
"From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished…his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!" -- Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine
"Oh the carnage! Fantastic bloodthirsty carnage! The fight scenes in this book were fast-paced, detailed and thrilling. I love a good sword fight and there is plenty of that here." -- Ami L. Hart
"One could get lost in this novel for its twisting plots, seemingly endless imagination, dark yet irresistible characters, or the mind-numbing paradox of its simultaneously dark and romantic world. One could follow the long and winding road of the dusky, fierce protagonist and fight tooth and nail not to sympathize with him. One could dance in the dizzying, intricate circles of Peloquin's neo-mythology, or even basque in the black sunlight of a well-crafted gothic novel that both entertains and enlightens." -- Jesse G. Christiansen
Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen-ebook/dp/B01JJ5CKOU/
Amazon Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen/dp/1535388668/
Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Last-Bucelarii-Book-Lament-Fallen-ebook/dp/B01JJ5CKOU/