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We now know about this lost continent thanks to the Mayan Don Ixmatá, whom Mr. Nixon met during his Peace Corps service in Guatemala.
We now know about this lost continent thanks to the Mayan Don Ixmatá, whom Mr. Nixon met during his Peace Corps service in Guatemala.
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What and where is Apassionéa?” (Uh-pah-she-oh-NAY-ya)

The Rise and Fall of Apassionéa is the next big fantasy novel. Authored by Alexander Nixon, it will be published in spring of 2014, pending the success of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The novel itself, approximately 150 pages long, transports the reader to a magical world in its twilight.

Now lying underneath the thick frozen sheets of ice in Antarctica, Apassionéa’s heyday preceded the dinosaurs. We  know about the lost continent thanks to the Mayan Don Ixmatá, whom Mr. Nixon met during his Peace Corps service in Guatemala, and who shared with Mr. Nixon the bedtime stories of “a thousand generations of Mayan fathers and sons.”

Synopsis

A boy, named Mondragen, discovers a pack of forest trespassers trapped inside giant orchids and releases them. The leader of the prisoners, named Lor, tells the frightened, yet fascinated boy, how he and his band of outcasts ended up where they did.

Lor’s story gives Mondragen a glimpse into the dangerous world outside of Etzalini, or the green forest, taking Mondragen, and the reader, on an unforgettable voyage across the continent of Apassionéa.

“There is a magical realism aspect to his multiple, (unreliable) narrators and non-linear storytelling. His narrative moves like a gyroscope... There are so many interconnected moments that blur the boundary between reality and fantasy that the reader finds no sound footing in either realm… It’s “The Alchemist” meets “The Little Prince” meets “Don Juan,” says Justine Vanderbilt, who is reviewing the book for Amazon.com

Risks and challenges

The book has been written, copy-edited, and illustrated, but there could always be unforeseen delays with publishing due to overwhelming demand for multiple copies of the book, author interview requests, inundation by the press, and time required for receiving rewards from international literary agencies. No matter what the delay, your order is guaranteed to be delivered as soon as humanly possible.

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