Can You Spot the Indie?

E’ difficile per gli autori Indie* venire pubblicati dalle grandi case editrici ? Molti dicono di sì, ma a quanto pare non è cosa impossibile ! Una fantastica dimostrazione viene dalla recente decisione della Barnes &Noble di mettere nei suoi scaffali una serie di cui vi avevo parlato in una precedente recensione, THE MOON REALM, di Richard Due. I primi due volumi, The Moon Coin e Dragondain sono disponibili adesso anche nella versione cartacea ! Sono molto entusiasta di questo, perché è stata una delle mie scoperte più belle tra gli Ebook letti lo scorso anno.


It is difficult for Indie authors* to be published by the big publishing companies ? A lot of people say yes, but apparently it is not an impossible thing ! An amazing proof comes from the recent decision of Barnes & Noble to put on its shelves a series of books which I told you about in a previous rewiev, THE MOON REALM, by Richard Due.  The firsts two books, The Moon Coin and The Dragondain are now avalaible also in paper version ! I am very excited about this, because it was one of my best discoveries among Ebook read last year.


**Indipendent authors – autori indipendenti

"Tales, unlike stories, never lie."

Barnes and Noble, Sandy, Utah.

Like two little hobbits starting off on their first big adventure.


Hint: Second row, third and fourth from the left.

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ImmagineLa Società degli Animali Estinti di Jeffrey Moore  

(titolo originale The Extinction Club)

Plot in English :

Nile Nightingale is on the run—from what he’s not exactly sure. For he suffers from a pharmaceutical backlog, after-sensations from the drugs and alcohol of his youth and anti-depressants of adulthood. Put simply, he sees things that aren’t there. Including extinct animals.

Enter fourteen-year-old Céleste Jonquères, a near-genius ‘spitfire’ who sees things all too clearly, things she wished she’d never seen. Including some atrocious acts of cruelty to animals in Quebec’s Laurentian forests. When Nile finds her bleeding body in a sack dumped in a half-frozen churchyard swamp, bound with red Christmas ribbon, he naturally tries to save her. After all, he did go to med school, and his father was a famous doctor… But what does he do about the local hunters who want her dead? And the images and voices he’s starting to see and hear inside his head?

The Extinction Club is a magic spell of a book—phantasmagoric, multilayered, full of singular characters, plot twists and neon dialogue. It is also a darkly comic tale, a compassionate ‘new noir’ in which a middle-aged American stamp collector and a teenaged Canadian brainiac share their views on life and death, love and loss.

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The Moon Coin by Richard Due

The plot :

“Tales, unlike stories, never lie. You see, a tale is an account of things in their due order, often divulged secretly, or as gossip. Would you like to hear one?”

—Lord Autumn


Uncle Ebb was so good at telling his tales of the Moon Realm that sometimes it sounded like he’d been there himself.

As children, Lily and Jasper listened raptly to his bedtime tales of a place where nine moons swirled around one another, each inhabited by strange and wondrous beings: magical lunamancers; undersea merfolk; wise birds; winged dragons; and Lily’s favorite, the heroic, leonine Rinn.

There was only one rule: don’t tell a soul.

But now, years later, Uncle Ebb is missing. Lily has learned the secret behind the tales, and soon Jasper will too. But there’s one big problem. You see, something terrible has happened in the Moon Realm. . . .

Featuring twenty-two stunning full-color illustrations by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the fantasy adventure series The Moon Realm.