Cincinnati, OH, October 03, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Cup of Death: Cronicles of the Dragons of the Magi by Frank A. Herda, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5 x 8 Paperback in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $9.95. The Cup of Death is also available in its 5.5 x 8.5 Casebound edition for $16.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/TheCupofDeath was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Mortals, elves, magicians, and dragons represent both the world's future and its evil past. Who of them, in this battle of life and death, will ultimately triumph?
Book One of the Chronicles of the Dragons of the Magi begins millennia after the Great War, after those who had been placed in stasis are awakened. Through the labor of the First Seer and the Five Great Elemental Dragons, a simpler way of life has been created. The technology that led to worldwide destruction has been replaced by magic, while the old knowledge remains within the lost Shelter Cities.
Into this world of the ten island continents, a division between those who follow the path of life and those who follow death reemerges. Into this troubling time is born a young Magi, blessed with powers beyond his eighteen years. As an apprentice necromancer, he submits to training and tests, and quickly advances through the Guild's many degrees. But even as his powers grow, who knows if the young man's magic will prove great enough to defeat the Evil Alliance.
Deftly constructed at 212 pages, The Cup of Death: Cronicles of the Dragons of the Magi is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Cup of Death meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $9.95 and $16.95, respectively.
Additionally, The Cup of Death can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432714123 Format: 5 x 8 Paperback SRP: $9.95
ISBN: 9781432709228 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Casebound SRP: $16.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/TheCupofDeath
About the Author
Author Frank A. Herda, an avid reader of Science Fiction/Fantasy, became enthralled by the genre at a very early age. He retired from the Department of Defense after thirty-three years of service as an employee of the Federal Government. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Viet Nam as a combat infantryman. His medals for valor include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Start, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Herda is currently working on Book Two of the Chronicles of the Dragons of the Magi. In addition to writing, his current passions include playing massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), including the World of Warcraft, and EverQuest.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press offers turn-key, custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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