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 and one thriller. 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 initial book in Mike’s new Sword & Planet series, World After Death, has just been published. Titled Warlord of Maldrinium, the book is actually a compilation of the first two books that he ever published in 1978: The Prisoner of Reglathium and The Conquerors of Reglathium. The second book in the series, Caves of Maldrinium, will be released later this year. Warlord of Maldrinium is available from Amazon in paperback and eBook.
A SWORD & PLANET NOVEL IN THE STYLE OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. At the moment before death, Eric Wayne will see a passage of light, where long-deceased loved ones await him for an eternity of peace. But a second passage will also appear. In his own words: A feeling of dark, foreboding mystery emanated from the depths of this frightening tunnel. I should have averted my eyes from the almost hypnotic beckoning of the aura, but at first I could not. Finally I did, and only then did I realize the power of the hold it had on me. Beyond this passage he will be reborn as Dannus Erekwane upon the strange and deadly world of Maldrinium, a land where great danger at every turn threatens to destroy him—once again.