Tuesday, April 6, 2010
New Hunting the Moon Tribe Blurb
My short story collection Screams from a Dying world is available right now!
Were starting the design work and the final edits with Afterbirth for my debut novel Hunting the Moon Tribe. A wuxia pan (martial arts fantasy) horror crossover monster mash. I just received the second blurb for the novel from One of my favorite authors Lisa Morton. She is a triple Bram Stoker award winning author who just released an amazing horror novel I reviewed last month on this blog called "the Castle of Los Angeles."
More importantly for this project is the fact that Lisa is a a blogger who writes about the kind of Asian cinema that inspired this novel. She also wrote a fantastic book on the films of Hong Kong director/producer Tusi Hark whose films were a inspiration for this project.
"David Agranoff's HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE mashes up Chinese mythology, some seriously unnerving horror, Maoist politics, a sweet coming-of-age story, dark magic, and high-kicking martial arts into a compelling and unusual page-turner. I've never read (or seen) anything like it, and HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE should mark Mr. Agranoff as one of the most original and exciting new voices to emerge in genre fiction in a dragon's age." - Lisa Morton
And for good measure here is what Bizarro author Jordan Krall author of Fistful of Feet said about it: “Remember that old Shaw Brothers / Hammer Studios flick The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires? HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE is what that movie should have been. It is an extremely entertaining epic of kick-ass martial arts and bloody horror. Agranoff not only dazzles us with breathtaking action scenes and vampire violence but also tugs at our heartstrings with realistic family drama and romance. It’s a scary martial arts fantasy that will please just about everyone. David Agranoff is a gifted storyteller.” - Jordan Krall Author of Fistful of Feet and Squid pulp Blues
I'm sorry the book is not out today, but if you can't wait check out the online serial prequel the Fallen Guardian's Mandate Published in the January issue of the the Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.