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Andy Peloquin

Andy Peloquin

Blade of the Destroyer
(The Last Bucelarii: Book 1)

The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin: ruthless, unrelenting, immortal. Haunted by lost memories, he is bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power but denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death.
When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?



Blade of the Destroyer is the first book in the The Last Bucelarii series.

Blade of the Destroyer (The Last Bucelarii Book 1) by Andy Peloquin The Last Bucelarii Book 2 Lament of the Fallen by Andy Peloquin


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and an artist--words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I'm also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of fantasy novels.

Fantasy provides us with an escape, a way to forget about our mundane problems and step into worlds where anything is possible. It transcends age, gender, religion, race, or lifestyle--it is our way of believing what cannot be, delving into the unknowable, and discovering hidden truths about ourselves and our world in a brand new way. Fiction at its very best!


Website: http://www.andypeloquin.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndyPeloquin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andyqpeloquin

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYAK...
https://www.amazon.com/author/andypel...
http://andypeloquin.com/join-the-club/


message 3: by Andy (last edited Apr 03, 2017 04:03PM) (new)

Andy Peloquin | 18 comments STEP INTO MY WORLD!!!

All of my stories are set in Einan, the name of the main continent of the world. The Einari are so self-centered that they believe they are the only thing that exists, and thus they call the world Einan as well.

The city of Voramis was the first I ever created. It was introduced in the pages of The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer.


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Think of 14th to 16th Century London or Paris, with a very clear division between the nobles of Upper Voramis and the poor and working class of Lower Voramis.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments In Book 2, the Hunter journeys north to find answers into his past, his identity, and his reason for existence. His travels lead to Malandria, a city similar to Voramis, but with one significant difference: only ONE temple remains standing, the temple to the Beggar God.


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments The Last Bucelarii Book 2: Lament of the Fallen

The Hunter of Voramis is no more.

Alone with the bloodthirsty voices in his head, fleeing the pain of loss, he has one objective; travel North to find her, the mystery woman who plagues his dreams and haunts his memories.

When he stumbles upon a bandit attack, something within urges him to help. His actions set him at odds with the warrior priests commanded to hunt down the Bucelarii.

Left for dead, the Hunter must travel to Malandria to recover his stolen birthright. There, he is inexorably drawn into direct conflict with the Order of Midas, the faceless, nameless group of magicians that holds the city in a grip of terror. All while struggling to silence the ever-louder voice in his mind that drives him to kill.

From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter's journey leads him to truths about his forgotten past and the Abiarazi he has pledged to hunt. His discoveries will shed light on who he really is...what he really is.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Book 3 finds the Hunter in a Saharan Africa-esque desert, a mountain not quite as tall as Kilimanjaro, and a kingdom reminiscent of Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments The Last Bucelarii Book 3: Gateway to the Past

The Hunter, legendary assassin of Voramis, has a purpose: protect Hailen, the boy he rescued from a demon in Malandria.

He joins a caravan in the hope of safe passage across the Advanat Desert. Yet he cannot outrun his enemies: the Illusionist Cleric on a holy mission to capture him, the bloodthirsty raiders out for blood and gold, and the Abiarazi, demons who masquerade as humans.

Every step north reveals who he was before becoming the Hunter, unlocking the truth about the woman who haunts his memories.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments But that's not all!

The city of Praamis (where Queen of Thieves is set) is a sister-city to Voramis, with similar architecture, culture, and religion.


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves Book 1)

"They killed my parents. They took my name. They imprisoned me in darkness. I would not be broken."

Viola, a child sold to pay her father's debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves' trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts.

The cutthroat streets of Praamis will test her mettle, and she must learn to dodge the City Guards or swing from a hangman's rope. But a more dangerous foe lurks within the guild walls. A sadistic rival apprentice, threatened by her strength, is out for blood.

What hope does one girl have in a world of ruthless men?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


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Maddy | 162 comments Wow your covers are really amazing. The plot sounds so intriguing as well. Now I really want to read this!


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Why thank you! The books are so much more than just great action stories--each also deals with different psychological disorders or concepts.

For example, the Hunter of Voramis (half-demon assassin) has schizoaffective disorder: periods of depression, disembodied voices in his head that drive him to kill, etc. He's become an assassin as a coping mechanism. Yet the voices (as will be discovered later in the series) are a biological and psychological imperative that are there for a very real reason.

I'm a huge fan of psychology, so it's fascinating for me to include it into my writing.


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Maddy | 162 comments Andy wrote: "Why thank you! The books are so much more than just great action stories--each also deals with different psychological disorders or concepts.

For example, the Hunter of Voramis (half-demon assassi..."


Wow that is really interesting. I do find psychology to be interesting as well but I have never thought of how it is used in writing.


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Ooh, you'll love reading my work then (shameless self-promo, heh)! ALL of my stories involve that. I do extensive research into the psychology of the villains and anti-heroes I put in my books.


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Maddy | 162 comments Andy wrote: "Ooh, you'll love reading my work then (shameless self-promo, heh)! ALL of my stories involve that. I do extensive research into the psychology of the villains and anti-heroes I put in my books."

Haha well the whole point of this convention is self-promos so it's fine. And thanks for the tip I will look into it.


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Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Of course! Have a wonderful day.

Oh, PS: If you like psychology used in stories, I send out short stories to my newsletter subscribers on this precise topic. I've done Autism, PTSD, and fibromyalgia so far, all in a fantasy story set in the same world as the books above. I think you might really enjoy them! I'll be sending out a new short story next weekend, and I'll include the link to all the shorts I've done in the past.

You might want to check it out: http://andypeloquin.com/join-the-club/


message 20: by Wordwizard (last edited Apr 07, 2017 03:31PM) (new)

Wordwizard (wordwizardw) | 29 comments Wow! I'm even signing up for a newsletter on the basis of this!


message 21: by Andy (new)

Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Wordwizard wrote: "Wow! I'm even signing up for a news,letter on the basis of this!"

Hooray! You will not be disappointed. (Fingers crossed, right? Heh)


message 22: by Jack (new)

Jack Massa | 9 comments Hi, Andy,
I am a fan. Child of the Night Guild is highly recommendable!


message 23: by Andy (new)

Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Thanks, Jack! I'm hard at work on Thief of the Night Guild and am excited to have it ready for the July 18th launch!


message 24: by Andy (new)

Andy Peloquin | 18 comments Thanks, Joshua! It was made my by younger brother--artistic bastard, he is. Was kind of hoping he'd make maps for my other cities, but he's too busy these days.


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