Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest

Epic Road Quest

By A. Lee Martinez

Witness the epic battle of the cyclops!

Visit the endangered dragon preserve! Please, no slaying.

Solve the mystery of The Mystery Cottage, if you dare!

Buy some knickknacks from The Fates! They might come in handy later.

On a road trip across an enchanted America, Helen and Troy will discover all this and more. If the curse placed upon them by an ancient god doesn’t kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins don’t catch up to them, Helen and Troy might reach the end their journey in one piece, where they might just end up destroying the world. Or at least a state or two.

A minotaur girl, an all-American boy, a three-legged dog, and a classic car are on the road to adventure, where every exit leads to adventure. Whether they like it or not.

 About the Author

A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he’s in the car by himself.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE

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Why I Write Fantasy: A Discussion with A. Lee Martinez

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
Main Library – 111 Library St NE

A. Lee Martinez will lead an open discussion about why he is drawn to the genre of fantasy and why it has such a great growing appeal across the board. He will also examine the hazards and pitfalls of the growing appeal. Come with your questions and ideas. A book signing will follow.

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