Fid’s Crusade Book Tour
Synopsis: Rage, grief and guilt have fueled Doctor Fid’s endless quest to punish the unworthy and he has left a long trail of blood and misery in his wake. For more than two decades, the sight of the villain’s powered armor has struck fear into the hearts of hero and civilian alike! But when a personal tragedy motivates Doctor Fid to investigate a crime, he uncovers a plot so heinous that even he is taken aback.
Haunted by painful memories and profound guilt, the veteran supervillain must race against time if he is to have any hope of confronting the approaching threat. Every battle takes its toll…but the stakes are too high for retreat to be an option.
In the end, it may take a villain to save the world from those entrusted with the world’s protection.
Publisher Info: Atian Press
Page Count: 367
Genre: Sci-Fi / Contemporary Fantasy
Blurb about David:
While growing up, David was that weird kid with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He was the table-top role-playing game geek, the comic-book nerd, the story-teller and dreamer.
Fortunately, he hasn’t changed much.
David is a software engineer by trade and a long-time sci-fi and fantasy devotee by passion, and he lives in Silicon Valley with his partner of twenty-seven years. Until recently, he also shared his life with a disturbingly spoiled cat named Freya.
(Farewell, little huntress. You were loved. You are missed.)
David’s first trilogy, The Chronicles of Fid, has just recently been completed; these were his first novel-length projects but they certainly won’t be his last—he’s having far too much fun!
A little back story of the Author himself.
By David H. Reiss
From a very young age, I yearned to become an author.
I was a voracious reader who spent every moment possible immersed within other authors’ imaginary worlds. Books were my escape, my motivation, my passion! Every story was a treasure and the people who penned those stories were my heroes. My dream was to become part of that cycle…to share my visions with other readers and perhaps inspire them to do the same.
And yet, I dreaded every day of my grade-school English composition classes. I wanted to pen epic adventures about dragons on spaceships, but my teachers didn’t want to talk about stories..they wanted to talk about technique. About grammar and punctuation and sentence structure and other boring stuff. I had vision! I had ideas! Surely that was all that really mattered?
I struggled with that misconception for a while, but fortunately I had a teacher who rolled his eyes and explained that even the most extraordinary ideas can be ruined by a poor storyteller, whereas a talented storyteller can squeeze entertainment from the most mundane of circumstances.
Grudgingly, I was eventually forced to admit that my teacher was right.
So…to aspiring authors, I say this: Don’t stress yourself out worrying if your idea is ‘good enough’. Instead, study the basics! Learn grammar and punctuation and sentence structure and all the other boring stuff. Those skills will form the foundation for every story you want to tell. Eventually, you’ll make that idea shine.
Some worry that focusing too heavily upon ‘proper’ grammar can make a work dry. That it can smooth away the author’s voice. Instead, I would argue that only once you know the rules can you make rational choices about how and when to break them. Studying the craft will improve your art.
And then-once you’ve developed a reasonable mastery of the basics-write your epic adventures about space-faring dragons. I wanna read them!
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