Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Raven, Romda and Ravai: Malketh and the Undead by Dave Maruszewski Virtual Book Tour


Raven, Romda and Ravai: Malketh and the Undead

Vol. 2

by Dave Maruszewski


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Middle Grade, Fantasy


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Raven, Romda and Ravai are settling into their new knightly duties well. With the Dark Beast defeated, their normal tasks almost seem mundane.


Amidst the boredom, Ravai asks, “Why does no one talk about villains from the past?”


Romda reasons, “What would be the point?”


There is a point. Even though villains may have been defeated in the past, they may still be around, waiting in the background ready to resurface once again.


Malketh has returned to the kingdom, but something is different about him this time. He is back with an entire army … an entire army of undead soldiers!


“Whether you want to read this aloud to your little one or let them explore this magical world on their own, parents can rest assured that this second installment in the Raven, Romda, and Ravai series will be a playful, whimsical addition to their bookshelves.” –The Book Review Directory


“… the squires are appealing characters, as is their comical banter.” - Blue Ink Review


A great story for the fantasy loving youth, this adventure will appeal to those who like action and humor in an easy reading environment.



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EXCERPT:


They keep going until they hear a large rumble.  A small mass of rocks fall to the ground.  The three look up and see a gigantic figurine of a man holding a giant emerald.  Romda puts her lantern up to the emerald, and the light refracts and bounces off the many faces such that the whole room is lit.  This brings relief to the three.


Unfortunately, they notice something else.  When the room comes up from the dark, Raven, Romda and Ravai notice all these eyes staring at them.  The undead are here.  The three are surrounded.


Perplexed, Raven, Romda and Ravai freeze.  They are scared.  However, the entire horde of undead does not approach them.  What is wrong with them?  What do they want?


At last, the undead begin to slowly stir.  They begin to walk slowly.  At first they seem to move in random directions.  Then, a pattern to their motion becomes apparent.  They move about, revealing an opening in their numbers in the shape of a small circle.  That opening reveals a hooded figure.  The hooded figure says…


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Dave Maruszewski is blessed with a great family.  He was originally inspired to write stories by his wife and son.  


He strives to develop stories with sound moral values that will be enlightening as well as entertaining to youths and adults.  The Raven, Romda and Ravai books are targeted especially for children who shy away from reading.  His stories are created from an accumulation of experience from careers/backgrounds as a physicist, engineer, teacher, artist, video game designer and software developer.  


In between writing stories and running his own company, Digital Tumult (DigitalTumult.com), Dave enjoys video games, watching internet videos and hanging out with his family.


Book: www.ravenromdaandravai.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dave-Maruszewski-Books-100693982454237/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21946064.Dave_Maruszewski

NetGalley: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/publisher/84200

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Maruszewski/e/B09KQLN57W



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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me!! -Dave

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  2. The cover art is awesome and the synopsis and excerpt have intrigued me, Malketh and the Undead sounds like a must read for my teen-aged grandchildren and I. If given the choice, would you rather see your book made into a movie or an animated film and if the former, who would you like to see in the starring roles?

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  3. Thank you so much!! The question is so hard! I loved comic books growing up, so I think an animated film. However, what author wouldn't love a film adaptation? I think Tom Holland would make a good Raven :-)

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    1. Awesome choice! I remember watching the animated version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy back in the 70's and then the film versions in the early 2000's (which I loved), maybe both versions would be great? lol

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    2. Wow, I love Lord of the Rings and the movies. Although, I barely remember the animated version. Hopefully, I can put my characters on a journey on par with that story. I haven't raised the stakes on them to that height yet. However, I will start to put more in each book.

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    3. That would be awesome! I read the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books when I was a kid (I was reading on college level when I was in the sixth grade, not to toot my own horn, lol) and I think that the movie adaptations did an excellent job of staying true to the books.

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    4. I agree. They did a good job. Did you ever read the the Silmarillion? I hate to say it, but I didn't get through the whole thing when I tried it back in the day. I don't think that I was on the same level as you :-)

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  4. This sounds like a great read. Excellent cover.

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  5. I really like the book cover!! The bright, vibrant, beautiful colors are very eye-catching!!

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    1. Thank you! There are actually 2 versions. I liked this one better. The books have a slightly muted version. They did a great job, though.

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