Greetings fans!!! It’s that time again … where I bring you ALL the exciting news from the world of Aenya.
Book Signing in Pasco
First things first, this Saturday, September 28th, I will be making an appearance at the Paperback Exchange Bookstore in Pasco, FL, where I will be handing out some nifty bookmarks, and selling autographed copies of Ages of Aenya, at a special discounted rate of $10.00. I’ll also be taking your queries and maybe, depending on crowd size, be reading an excerpt. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by and say HELLO! And if you can’t make it, you can watch me LIVE from the Paperback Exchange Bookstore Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaperbackExchangeBookstore/
Tales from Aenya
Speaking of readings, I’ve begun my fictional foray into YouTube, in the first of a new video online series, Tales from Aenya, which will feature various Aenya related short stories, poems, articles, and artwork! Click the video link below to start watching.
On a totally unrelated note, as I was reading through Christopher Hitchen’s master work, God is Not Great, I discovered a new way to share quotes in meme form. The function is built right into the Kindle app, and works automatically. You have only to pick a layout and BAM! you’ve got meme, which you can share via Facebook and Twitter. And in this age of nuance-poor soundbites, I think this is a great way to direct people to more substantive content.
Coming Soon: Princess of Aenya
It has been a LOOONG time in coming, but the second in the Aenya series is nearly upon us, and should be available to order before the end of 2019, from either www.nickalimonos.com or Amazon. Princess of Aenya is not a direct sequel, but a spinoff to Ages of Aenya. It was originally conceived as part of a 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons campaign back in 2008, with my wife playing the titular heroine, and which included the tetra claw beast, a monster I drew up back in 1987, again, for D&D. The final piece of the puzzle was written last week, in what I am calling a “pickup chapter.” Similar to a movie production’s “pickup shot,” a pickup chapter adds a scene or scenes to the original book, to better flesh out its story. This is all done “in post,” and in the case of PoA, was something my editor and I decided was best after the book was finished three years ago.
In Princess of Aenya, sharp-eyed readers will remember Demacharon, the war-torn Hedonian commander, who may or may not have met his end in the second part of AoA, and who takes center stage in this new story, along with the princess herself, Radia Noora. Geographically speaking, Princess explores the northeastern most quadrant of Aenya, which includes the fabled, mountain-hemmed city of Tyrnael, also known as Mythradanaiil, and the hilly, windswept town of Yefira. If you loved Ende’s The Never Ending Story, Beagle’s The Last Unicorn, or even, dare I say, T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, you should really enjoy Princess of Aenya.
The cover is undergoing its final stages, and includes elements by Alexey Lipatov (the tower and airship) and Selene Regener (Radia), with typography (title and author) by Hampton Lamoureux. If you have an opinion about the cover (love it? hate it?) let me know in the comments below!