Old Heroes And Villains Return To Do Battle Again!
Award-winning author Mike Sirota published many Horror, Sword & Sorcery, Sword & Planet, and Adventure Fantasy novels through the 1980s and ’90s. These stories have long been out of print. But Mike is now bringing his stories back to life in newly revised, rewritten editions, both eBook and paper, under his own imprint, Atoris Press. Prince Dulok of Shadzea, Tyron the Kalkh, Ro-lan of Boranga, and others confront monsters, magic, and evil in ancient lands and upon distant worlds. Closer to home, bestselling novelist Paul Fleming does battle with demons both real and imagined at a writers’ colony in the High Sierras (Demon Shadows), while Greg Lowell’s return to the California town in which he was born unleashes an unspeakable evil from beneath his ancestral land (The Modoc Well).
New books are also forthcoming. Since his return to writing in 2010, Mike has published two horror/ghost stories, one thriller, and a historical novel. In Fire Dance, set in the bleak Anza-Borrego Desert of Southern California, the malignant spirit of a deranged mass murderer who perished more than a century earlier wreaks havoc upon a quiet retirement community. The Burning Ground, which takes place in the foothills of the Sierras, tells the story of a small village of Maidu Indians, all of whom are murdered during the Gold Rush. When their graves are desecrated over 150 years later, the tormented spirits decide that they’ve had enough. Mike’s thriller, Freedom’s Hand, was honored by the San Diego Book Awards Association as “Best Action/Thriller, 2013”. A white supremacist group, seeking to destroy all minorities, erects a concentration camp on American soil—half a century after the liberation of Auschwitz. Mike’s historical novel, Stone Woman: Winema and the Modocs, was honored by the San Diego Book Awards Association as “Best Historical Novel, 2014.”
Stone Woman: Winema and the Modocs, was chosen as Best Historical Novel for 2014 by the San Diego Book Awards Association. This is the second year in a row that one of Mike’s novels has been selected as the best in its category.
The second book in Mike’s new Sword & Planet series, World After Death, has just been published. Titled Caves of Maldrinium, the book is a heavily edited and revised version of a novel that Mike published in 1979: The Caves of Reglathium. The third and fourth books in the series will be released next year. Caves of Maldrinium is available from Amazon in paperback and eBook.
A SWORD & PLANET NOVEL IN THE STYLE OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. Dannus Erekwane of Maldrinium, once known as Eric Wayne of Earth prior to his death, thought he’d encountered enough adventure for a second lifetime on the deadly Tuelian Continent. But before he could barely settle in with his beloved Marana on the benevolent Jennithusian Continent, an accident in a mine plunges him many miles beneath its surface into a vast cave world. The countless dangers to his own life are nothing compared to what Dannus soon discovers: the evil Vatrogs, rulers of this underworld, have developed the means to destroy all life on the surface, and they intend to carry out their plan. What can one man do to prevent this unspeakable act?