Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Corvus by Eduardo Luengo #Highlight #KnightsoftheOrder #Dark #Survival #Friendship

by Eduardo Luengo

Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Clink Street Publishing

A company of knights must do all they can to stop mysterious killings in action-packed novel which tests the limits of friendship and loyalty as the battle for survival starts to spread through 14th century France. 

“The foundations of men shall cease to exist. Mountains shall crumble and kingdoms shall topple in thy wake.” 

Paris, 1337, is a dangerous and terrifying place to live. Every night, countless citizens are found dead,
either killed by blade or by beast. When the King and the nobles flee the city with no concern for those
they are leaving behind, the townspeople begin their march toward exile. The only hope for their
salvation lies with the Order of the Knights, a group of young elite soldiers assembled to defend the land,
who go to Notre Dame to investigate the mysterious happenings. Only one knight returns and what he
has uncovered is chilling: what is terrorizing the streets of Paris is not human at all, but are called
“Harbingers”, mysterious creatures who seem to exist only to kill. 

Brave and fiercely independent, Alice Houdin is one of the few female Knights of the Order. During the
catastrophic events that occur in Notre Dame, Alice becomes separated from her company and finds
herself in the Underworld. She is forced to atone for her sins and must face a series of tests to save her
soul. It is in the Underworld that Alice makes new friends and enemies and must do anything she can to
return to her world. Meanwhile, her best friend fellow Knight, Arthur, has survived the attacks but is
determined to hunt down every last Harbinger in his quest to rid the land of their kin, even if it means
sacrificing his own life. 

Eduardo Luengo was only fourteen-years-old when he was given a writing assignment in school to write a
short story. Although the teacher required the story to be a mere two pages long, Luengo took it upon
himself to write forty pages. Instead of being impressed by his initiative, he was accused of stealing the
story from the internet. Over the past four years, Corvus was completed. 

This enthralling debut novel from Eduardo Luengo takes readers on a dark journey through Renaissanceera
France and questions the true meanings of friendship, loyalty and bravery. Corvus is truly a tale for
the ages and an unforgettable story of friendship and survival in a world where nothing is black and
white and everything is gray. 

Tell us about your new book.
Corvus is a fast-paced, action-packed, dark fantasy epic with elements drawn from the young adult genre. With strong female and male leads, Corvus follows into the footsteps of two knights embroiled in a conflict that threatens to destroy all life as they fight the forces of the Underworld.

What genre is it?
A: I would classify it as a mix of Young Adult /Dark Fantasy.

What kind of readers will it appeal to?

A: I think this book will appeal to people looking for fantasy elements and a fast-paced, tight plot. Definitely for people looking for a mix of fantasy and young adult genres.

Complete this sentence. If you like Lord of the Rings / Elder Scrolls / Dark Souls / Young adult books, you’ll like my book.

Tell us a bit more about your main characters.
A: The main character, Alice Houdin, takes the role of a strong female lead in a time when women were considered inferior to men. She is an independent and brave young woman who became a knight and swore to protect the kingdom of France with her life. Because of her troubled past, she is timid and has difficulty making friends, but when it comes to defending those she loves, she becomes a fierce warrior to be reckoned with.

How much of you—or the person you wish you were—is in your main character?

A: I might have projected myself in Alice quite a bit. I was never the social type and liked to spend time alone or with a few friends. Like Alice, I don't like having my voice and free will suppressed by a larger entity.

Have you written any other books that we should read next?
A: No, this is my first book, but I am already working on the sequel.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

A: I was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 19th, 1994. I moved to Houston, TX, to finish high school. I moved to Redmond, WA, for my senior year. I began writing, first in Spanish, at the age of fourteen. I started working on Corvus in October 2010 for an English assignment. I finished writing it in May 2012, and spent the next two years editing and rewriting. I am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree on Creative Writing at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. My favorite books are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Hunger Games. My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings trilogy. My favorite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And my favorite video games are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Resident Evil 4.

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Where can we buy your books?
A: My book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and several other bookstores.

About the author: Nineteen-year-old Eduardo Luengo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to
Houston, Texas as teenager. Corvus is Luengo’s first novel, having started out as a high school English
assignment. He is currently attending college in Orlando, Florida. Corvus by Eduardo Luengo (published
by Clink Street Publishing, RRP $11.99, ebook RRP $4.99) is available online at retailers including and can be ordered from all good bookstores. 

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