New Bedford, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/26/2014 -- According to most, Witches and Werewolves don’t exist. However, a wholly unique new fantasy series by author D. Manuel Mendonca throws readers into a world where legend fuses with reality to bring such creatures to vivid life.
The action takes place in the ‘Ignottia Saga’. The series’ first volume, ‘The Siege of Ignottia’, gets the adventure off to a perfectly heart-pounding start.
Ever wonder where Vampires, Witches and Werewolves come from? In a world called Ignottia, a world that mirrors our own, those legendary creatures and more are proven to exist. Owen and his friend Raven find this out the hard way.
They enter this fantastic world and begin to interact with all the creatures that they were told their whole lives never existed. Now they, along with their friend Clara must travel throughout Ignottia to find a way to stop the corrupt and tainted ruler Vera.
Will they succeed in their task, or will all of Ignottia be left to suffer at her hand?
As the author explains, his fantastical narrative also boasts a very serious undertone.
“The story is ultimately about strength and its origins. Most people think that they possess all of the strength they need to meet life’s challenges head-on. However, as readers will quickly agree, it isn’t that simple,” says Mendonca – an avid ghost hunter.
Continuing, “True power and strength comes from those around us. My two protagonists rely on each other and are not able to complete their quest alone. This theme of reliance is extremely thought-provoking and will leave all readers re-examining their own lives.”
To date, the book has averaged four-stars on Goodreads, with one reader commenting, “Wow, what a title. The ending caught me off guard. Can't wait until book 2!”
Ricky M. Hansen Jr adds, “The Siege of Ignottia is an imaginative read that has hints of Jules Verne. Mendonca takes us on a great adventure here. The world that the author creates - full of vampires, werewolves, and witches - is highly engaging. The plot is amazing with an almost Wizard of Oz like appeal. You will be taken down a road of frills, thrills, and amazing characters. You will love Owen and Raven.”
‘The Siege of Ignottia’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1feGzsj.
For more information, visit: http://siegeofignottia.com.
About Ricky M. Hansen Jr
The author is known to his family and friends as David. When not writing, he enjoys pursuing his passions for ghost hunting, reading and exploring his ever-vivid imagination.