Publication date: October 2019
Format: 6 by 9, hardback with dust jacket
In his newest novel, DeAnnuntis offers an epic coming-of-age tale set in the 17th century. Filled with marvels and horrors, it tells the story of Pierre, a young man who has left his home in Philadelphia to find his lost father. Soon after Pierre embarks on a sea voyage he hopes will unite them, his ship is destroyed by a gigantic sea monster, and our hero’s adventure truly begins.
Against a backdrop of piracy on the high seas and harrowing encounters with the supernatural, Pierre embarks on an odyssey across the Caribbean and the South Atlantic to the Mediterranean. There, a mysterious character lures Pierre to a climactic confrontation with the creature.
Wildly imagined, TERROR ISLAND weaves together early scientific experiments, ghosts and an unlikely romance—all overshadowed by a raging beast—into a spellbinding tale with a remarkable, elusive and sinister antagonist lurking at the story’s heart.
A. W. DeAnnuntis lives in Philadelphia and has published short fiction in more than twenty journals as well as the novels Master Siger’s Dream and The Mermaid at the Americana Arms Motel and the short story collections, The Final Death of Rock and Roll and Other Stories and The Mysterious Islands and Other Stories with What Books Press.
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