Princeton, NJ, April 01, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Soulstealer War: The First Mother’s Fire, an epic fantasy and sci-fi novel of magic and metaphysics by new author W.L. Hoffman, continues to receive rave reviews from the critics.
“This is one of the best fantasy books I've read within the past couple of years.” - Roundtable Reviews
“Indeed, it is the mark of good genre fiction that it is able to transcend it's foundations and shake the very rafters of existence. Douglas Adams did it with his Hitchhiker's Guide series, Tolkein did it with his Middle Earth, and now W. L. Hoffman has done it with the beginning of The Soulstealer War series.” - Front Street Reviews
“W.L. Hoffman is a great writer and this, his first book, is evidence to that effect. Fantasy fans of the world will enjoy this story.” - Front Street Reviews
About the Book:
Unemployed after graduation, Kenneth McNary seeks inspiration on the Appalachian Trail. He never suspected that it would find him first. Ken is transported to a fairytale world by a god-like sentience and is tasked with uniting the world’s denizens for a coming war—a war with eternal consequences for every soul consumed by the Enemy. While grappling with metaphysics and the dangers of his strange surroundings, Ken learns that the few humans inhabiting the realm are meek slaves to near-immortal beings who have lost their magic. Complicating this situation is a mysterious new race of magic wielders and the reappearance of subterranean, flesh-eating creatures long thought extinct. To survive the perils and embrace his destiny in a land hostile to humanity, Ken must discover the Fire within. But he faces two problems: he is a novice pitted against masters, and the magic may kill him before the masters do.
About the Author:
W.L. Hoffman was born in the 1960’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hoffman’s interest in reading fantasy and science fiction was voracious from an early age. He took advanced English curricula through high school, received his BA in English from Duke University and attended English literature classes at New College at Oxford University in England. Following his introduction to legislative drafting while serving in the Duke University student government, Hoffman obtained his JD from Cornell Law School. While there, he edited and wrote as an associate on the Cornell International Law Journal and, between legal treatises, continued devouring fantasy and science fiction stories. With his creativity under daily siege from the law professors, his dreams wandered into strange realms as he quested for life’s higher meaning. Thus was born the foundation for his first fantasy novel series, The Soulstealer War. Hoffman currently resides in central New Jersey with his wife and daughters. He enjoys spending time with his girls, digging in their organic vegetable garden, exploring the wilds of the nearby Sourland Mountains, and telling tales on the front porch to what he knows will be the next generation of dreamers and writers.
The Soulstealer War: The First Mother’s Fire
By W.L. Hoffman, www.SoulstealerWar.com
Publication Date: December 28, 2007, Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN-13 (Paperback): 978-1598-585-391
ISBN-10 (Paperback): 1598-585-398
Price: $15.95 – 280 Pages