Werewolf and Wizard Warp Readers into Magical Realm in New Book

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Author MP Ashman completes back-to-back fiction-fantasy in “Black Hollow: Part II”

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Fiction-fantasy author MP Ashman, who made his mark in the publishing world with Black Hollow, returns with a stunning sequel to his debut novel in his latest book, Black Hollow: Part II. Set in Atlantancia, a magical realm on the other side of a mystical portal, Ashman’s new work once again takes readers into a world of werewolves and wizards filled with life-changing adventures.

Readers will meet both familiar friends and new nemisis. Ciara, the young girl from the first story, struggling against her evil nature, takes the baton from Jessica Bennerly as the main protagonist in this sequel. Sapphire, also from the first novel, a Unicorn Guardian and Protector of the Children, takes a more prominent role. Justin, a newcomer from their world with a surprising link to the original heroine, adds intrigue to the story.

Jessica Bannerly is dead, taking with her the threat of the Wizard’s freedom from his eternal prison, but leaving behind a deep sense of loss. Mourning the loss of her best friend, as well as that of her brother, neophyte werewolf Ciara struggles against the nightmare growing within her own body.

As Ciara and the unicorn Sapphire attempt to rebuild their world after such devastating losses, a mysterious newcomer arrives from the world beyond the mystical portal, bringing with him a much darker threat than before. However, as everything seems lost all over again, Ciara finds startling evidence that Jessica may have survived after all. This is a tale of inner darkness and struggle, decisions and destinies.

The novel highly appeals to readers because of people’s universal need to escape, to be a hero and save the world, and to get rid of a little darkness inside them. It is also quite relevant to the ever-changing society, as the story bespeaks change. Society is changing. Things once thought as unacceptable are now acceptable, and things that were acceptable have become unwanted. People either change for the better or just give in to darkness.

With its engaging plot, personable characters, and a gripping storyline, Black Hollow: Part II will keep readers captivated from beginning till the end. This classic tale of good versus evil with a unique new twist will surely keep them entertained and eager to find out if Ciara will finally come to terms with her own being and with her best friend Jessica’s death.

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About the Author
Matthew Ashman was born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia in 1985, but was raised for the majority of his life in Toowoomba. Like most children, he went through phases as to what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, but always had a certain pull towards writing. Black Hollow was originally written in 1995, in quite a different form than it is now, but the three primary characters—Jessica, Sapphire, and the Wizard—were always part of the package, as was the eponymous Black Hollow itself. Ashman continues to reside in Toowoomba with his family.

Black Hollow * by MP Ashman
Part II
Publication Date: March 28, 2013
Trade Paperback; AU$19.99; 90 pages; 978-1-4836-1561-5
Trade Hardback; AU$39.99; 90 pages; 978-1-4836-1562-2
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-1563-9

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Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at 1-800-618-969 or on the web at http://www.Xlibris.com.au.

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