Hotly Anticipated Re-Release Hits Fantasy Fiction World

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Richard A Valicek' epic dark fantasy novel to be released in early 2013.

Alamptria Bloodstone Crypt

Richard A. Valicek’s dark fantasy epic Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt in an expanded, newly titled version will be released by Double Dragon Publishing in early 2013. Not since JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy has such a book shaken the world of fantasy fiction. Fast-paced action, high-flying adventure, love and loss all play out in the vibrantly detailed mythological landscape of the kingdom of Elysium and foreboding vampire-ridden Plaphorius.

In ‘Bloodstone Crypt’, In the fifteenth century, good is in a desperate battle with evil. The Seaton brothers, knights imbued with extraordinary powers, attempt to vanquish the dark lord Makoor’s vampire minions and his legion of doom. It is only through solidarity among men and the magic of Grongone the wizard that the knights are able to restore their people’s faith and strive for freedom from such fiendish persecution. But when a vampire seed is planted in the city of Koriston, and the princess Melina Hampshire is fooled by evil Tyrus Clore and taken to the far off land of Plaphorius to marry into the vampire cult, the Seatons’ faith in overcoming the dark forces is shaken. It is up to Caprius Seaton and his brothers, Andromin and Dragus, along with the Elysian army to save their kingdom and the entire human race from extinction.

Originally released under the title Alamptria: Red Moon Rising, the book won the 2011 Buzzillions Reviewers Choice Award and generated a cult following. Comments about Alamptria: Red Moon Rising detail the author’s ability to bring together intelligent themes with exciting action and characters:

“In a time of vampire-mania, readers and viewers alike are bombarded with overly simplistic tales for teenagers, denigrating the vampire and fantasy genre; however, Richard A. Valicek restores the genre's glory with his intricate plot, enthralling language, and powerful themes. While we search to find a sense of meaning in today's tales of vampires, often left without a deeper theme, Valicek's compelling tale is simultaneously dynamic and leaves a resounding sense of the importance of both solidarity and inevitable triumph of the good and free over seemingly insurmountable forces of evil.” (Bwbatlarge,
“Valicek's book intrigues and entertains. The plot really moves with action and sensual interludes. "Alamptria" has characters of all kinds, including requisite heroes and heroines. Hot themes of the day such as vampires, religion, fantasy, action-war, and mythic creatures are interwoven. I couldn't put it down!” (Karen, Dallas, Texas.

“This feels like a Tolkien book with 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,
Richard A. Valicek is originally from Toronto, Canada. He graduated with a certificate in the Liberal Studies Program from George Brown College, where he also received a diploma in Graphic Design.

Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt is distributed by Double Dragon Publishing and is set to release in early 2013. The book will be available at thousands of retailers nationwide both in stores as a trade paperback and online for the Ibook, Nook, Kindle, Epub and paperback print.
For more information about Alamptria 1: Bloodstone Crypt, please visit or contact the author by phone at 416-570-5655.

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