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GENRE: Fantasy (Epic)
WORLD WAR OZ from coast to coast.
An adult fantasy that takes one of America’s favorite tales and transforms it into a dark and epic landscape few can escape much less understand. Imagine Potter meets Avengers in Emerald city and you’re getting close.
After a homicidal alien from Orion arrives on Earth intent on annihilating human life, the 21st century’s greatest sorcerers create a network of seven Oz-like city worlds designed to harbor the human race in a newly formed utopia while also protecting it from the alien entity. But the alien is far more magically powerful than anyone suspected. Piper Robbin, ancient daughter of the Earth’s greatest sorcerer inventor, Edison Godfellow, must sacrifice all to defeat the implacable force that calls itself “The Witch Queen of Oz,” and quickly, before Earth becomes only a cold cinder floating among the stars.
Suddenly outside on the street, she stood facing in the direction of the Cambodian take-out, her entire nervous system tingling and parts shaking as if with Parkinson’s due to the abrupt teleportation against her will. The night fell black and splattered with garish light. She looked up to see the Wall Street corpse directly above her, and she swore he was staring down with an oafish mocking expression as if he knew something she did not. Then the ground quaked, and like balloons filled with molten glass, every window in her apartment building exploded. The shrieks of burning people next. How many she did not know, but she knew she must save them.
Before Piper could act, a whip of turbulent energy uncoiled like a sun flare from her living room window eight stories above. She observed the Wall Street corpse nearby disintegrate into a memory of burning sparks. She immediately recognized the nature of the force—a Tao magical wavelength strong as a thunderstorm yet contained, compressed to a small vortex, and potent enough to kidnap half of Brooklyn.
Author Interview with Warwick Gleeson
What are four things you can’t live without?
Jamesons Irish Whiskey, Peking Duck, the Toto Flush bidet, and time to write.
What is your favorite television show?
Gotham or Last Kingdom.
If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Pass on this one.
What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
THE THUNDER CHILD OF OZ
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
H.G. Wells, Gabriel Marquez, Manuel Puig, Octavio Paz, Borges, Emily Bronte, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Jules Verne, Robert E. Howard, Joe Haldeman, Brandon Sanderson, Jayne Anne Phillips, Flannery O’Connor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ken Kesey.
AUTHOR Bio and Links
Warwick Gleeson is a dedicated writer of screenplays, short stories, novels, and poetry. He has lived in both LA and NYC and worked many different jobs in his life, everything from roofer to waiter to small business owner to government analyst. He was the major writer, creator, and senior story editor for another project published by Del Sol Press called “War of the World Makers” that debuted in 2017. The novel has since won four national novel awards (two first place and two place) for SFF. Warwick is a big fan of great SFF television writing, like the kind you find in Emerald City, Gotham, The Expanse, and Umbrella Academy. He now lives in Tuscon, AZ, with a fat lazy cat and his most wonderful wife who is also a writer.
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James RobertJune 11, 2019 at 4:25 am
Thank you for taking the time to share your terrific book with us. I enjoyed reading about it.
Warwick GleesonJune 12, 2019 at 10:28 am
James! I just saw you, man. Your smiling face is a habit. 🙂
Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish)June 11, 2019 at 5:20 am
Thanks for hosting!
Warwick GleesonJune 11, 2019 at 9:28 am
You will enjoy reading it even more.
Rita WrayJune 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Sounds like a great read.
VictoriaJune 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm
I love the cover!
Mya MurphyJune 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm
This sounds like one exciting read!!
TrixJune 12, 2019 at 11:01 pm
I like the interview and excerpt!
Mya MurphyJune 13, 2019 at 10:40 am
Ooooh!! This books sounds amazing!!!