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12.01.2016

Spurt Flight A space opera novel of 3 volumes by Henry Lion Oldie "Spurt Flight" got the title of "Best Russian SF Book of 2015" by the "Fantastic World" magazine (Moscow, Russia).
 

8.11.2015

Spurt Flight. Book 3: The Angels of Oikoumene A final book of H. L. Oldie's space opera trilogy-novel "Spurt Flight. Book 3: The Angels of Oikoumene" is out of print in Russian in hard cover! ("Azbooka" Publisher ("Azbooka-Atticus" Publishing Group), Russia, St. Petersburg, 2015.)
 
Book trailer to this book (in Russian):

25.09.2015

Legends of Ancient Hening H. L. Oldie's book "Legends of Ancient Hening" is out of print in Russian in "Azbooka" Publisher ("Azbooka-Atticus" Publishing Group), Russia, St. Petersburg. The book "Legends of Ancient Hening" contains two H. L. Oldie's novels: “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” and "The Almshouse" (adventure historical fantasy, alternate history, Medieval Europe). 800 pages! Cover painting by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine), inside black-white illustrations by Yuri Platov (Ukraine).
 

3.08.2015

THE SONGS OF PETER SLIADEK THE SONGS OF PETER SLIADEK: a COMPLETE e-book of the fantasy novel-cycle by Henry Lion Oldie that contains all 12 novelettes. The complete novel is now available for purchase on Amazon and Smashwords.
Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe; 177,890 words. Price: or. $0.99 per novelette if you buy them separately or $6.99 for the entire illustrated edition - Save $4.89 when you purchase them together!

Traveling over many roads is Peter Sliadek, the wandering minstrel. Peter’s greatest gift? The ability to listen to people. It’s his unique talent and his fateful journey; the heavy cross he bears. Time after time, he listens to the confessions of the people he meets.
A highway robber, a magician’s apprentice, and a naive young girl play a literal game with fate - and try to win. A monk and a judge whirl about as opposite poles of a single duality. A genie appoints himself as the angelic conscience of a duplicitous merchant. The son of a fencing master fights swords with words and words with swords. The gauntlet of a wizard knight crawls through the palace chapel at night. The elusive Anika the Warrior fills mercenaries with terror. And finally, Death himself offers Peter a chance to play in the Last Game.

The plot of each novelette relates to a country to which Peter travels: Poland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, and the Asian world with its florid tales and customs. Cassandra, Khoma Brut, the Borgia, Vlad Tepes, and Michelangelo are characters of alternative history Peter meets during his travels from one country to another one. Together with Peter, you can visit the radiance of Venice, the evil Black Wallachia, the cursed island Montecristo, and the free town of Guldenberg. Each place has its stories and miracles... And skeletons hidden in the closet.

The novel, THE SONGS OF PETER SLIADEK by Henry Lion Oldie, consists of 12 novelettes (177,890 words). From 2004 to 2011 the book was published six times (Moscow, Russia).
In 2012, the novel was translated from Russian into English by Irina and Michael Pevzner (Israel) and proofread in 2013 by volunteers from Canada: Ekaterina Kimaeva, Anna Kimaeva and interns from DePaul University in Chicago, USA: Avery Cunningham, Kevin Sterne, Jessica Olson, Katrina Haritos, Maureen Monahan, Hannah Bender, Lily Felsenthal, Sarah Lovinggood, with Melissa Bikichky as an associate editor. The cover illustration was done by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine). The cover design and book trailer were developed by Bronya Gromova (Ukraine). The edition includes 45 inside black-white illustrations by Alexander Semiakin (Ukraine).
The novel "The Songs of Peter Sliadek" received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference", Moscow, Russia, 2005. The novelette "I will Repay" from the cycle of The Songs of Peter Sliadek received the "Portal" award at the "2nd International SF & Fantasy Assembly of Portal"; Kiev, Ukraine, 2005.
 

15.07.2015

Magioso The latest reprint of H. L. Oldie's novel "Magioso" (alternate history, urban fantasy, Russia in the beginning of XX century; 2 volumes in one book) is out of print in Russian in hard cover! ("Azbooka" - "Azbooka-Atticus" publishing group, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2015.) Cover painting by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine), inside black-white illustrations by Yuri Platov (Ukraine).
 
Let's watch a book trailer to this book (sorry, in Russian only):



Let's also watch a book trailer in French to French 2-volumes edition of H. L. Oldie's novel "Magioso" ("La Loi des Mages"):

17.06.2015

Spurt Flight. Book 2: The Ghosts of Oikoumene "Spurt Flight. Book 2: The Ghosts of Oikoumene", the second book of new space opera trilogy-novel by Henry Lion Oldie is out of print in Russian in hard cover (Azbooka-Atticus Publishing Group, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2015)!
 
Book trailer to this book (in Russian):

10.06.2015

7th of June 2015, on the 35th annual Karate examination Dmitry Gromov (1/2 of H. L. Oldie co-authors duet) got the Black Belt 1st degree in Goju Ryu style.

 

4.05.2015

Peter and Death"Peter and Death", the FINAL, 12th novelette from fantasy novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 10,010 words, $0,99 only!

The lutenist Peter Sliadek meets Death (or the Player in Gray). Death offers Peter a new lute and new life. In exchange, the lutenist has to forget his current lute and himself. What is the end of this lethal game?

"Peter and Death" is the last, 12th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

31.03.2015

I Will Repay"I Will Repay", the 11th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy & horror; Medieval Europe. 16,110 words, $0,99 only!

There are always three Storetzes that live in the village of Yablonez. If a fourth one is born, one of the original three has to die. If a Storetz likes someone, this person will be lucky and happy. If a Storez doesn’t like someone, misfortune, illnesses, and lethal accident will follow such a person until he dies.

"I Will Repay" is the 11th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. Also the novelette "I Will Repay" received the "Portal" award at the 2nd International SF & Fantasy Assembly of Portal (Kiev, Ukraine, 2005). 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

29.03.2015

Global & Local Diversity in Books by Henry Lion Oldie (from Ailsa (Bookworm4life) book / literary blog)

1.03.2015

The Hand and The Mirror"An Island that Is Always with You", the 10th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy, horror, demons, Hell, some irony; Medieval Europe. 17,360 words, $0,99 only!

Hans Erzner was a servant of the cruel sorcerer, Baron von Hornberg. After his master’s death, Hans takes the baron’s iron hand and finds himself in hell.

"The Hand and The Mirror" is the novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

2.02.2015

Messiah Clears the DiskThe latest reprint of H. L. Oldie's novel "Messiah Clears the Disk" (adventure historical fantasy-detective, China, 1425 a. d.) is out of print in Russian in hard cover! ("Azbooka" - "Azbooka-Atticus" publishing group, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2015). It's the 10th paper edition of this H. L. Oldie's novel (including editions in Russian, Polish and Lithuanian). Cover painting by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine), inside black-white illustrations by Yuri Platov (Ukraine).
 
Let's watch a book-trailer to this book (sorry, in Russian only):

27.01.2015

An Island that Is Always with You"An Island that Is Always with You", the 9th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy, horror, vampires; Medieval Europe. 18,640 words, $0,99 only!

Andrea Sforza, a healer, lived in the beautiful city of Naples. Andrea was known by his ability to cure mental diseases. No one knew how Andrea did it. People who were unlucky to reveal the truth about Andrea Sforza lived in fear until the day they died.

"An Island that Is Always with You" is the 9th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

23.12.2014

The Cruel Choice of Anika the WarriorThis is a special Christmas and New Year’s gift from Henry Lion Oldie to all readers and book lovers! This fantasy novelette "The Cruel Choice of Anika the Warrior" is FREE to load during 5 days from December 22nd, 2014 to December 26th, 2014! You could get it on Amazon and Smashwords! (The code for free download on Smashwords: ND94K from December 21st, 2014 to January 5th, 2015!) Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 8,900 words.

A legend, known among mercenaries, says that Anika the Warrior walks around, killing the best fighters and warriors. A lot of warriors dream to defeat Anika; they look for him and sometimes, if they unlucky, they find him. Anika the Warrior always says the same to them, "If you seek strength -- you have found it."

"The Cruel Choice of Anika the Warrior" is the 8th novelette from the book "The Songs of Peter Sliadek" by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel-cycle "Songs of Peter Sliadek" consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at Sigma-F Conference in Moscow, Russia, 2005; There have been 8 hard cover editions in Russian; this is the first publishing in English!

Welcome to the World of Oldie’s books!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!
 

21.12.2014

Lower My Eyelids: The Day of All the Outcasts"Lower My Eyelids: The Day of All the Outcasts", the 7th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy, horror; Medieval Europe. 19,270 words, $0,99 only!

One day, Peter Sliadek, a drunken lutenist, came to a graveyard. Peter decided to please a recently buried fellow with the music. Suddenly, a dirty hand crawled out of the grave… Peter Sliadek learned a story about Viy, an ancient monster with a lethal stare.

"Lower My Eyelids: The Day of All the Outcasts" is the 7th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

19.12.2014

The Blind Hear Well"The Blind Hear Well", the 6th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 8,210 words, $0,99 only!

Cassandra, a prophetess, foretold only bitter events. Her prophecies always came true, but everyone hated them. Why did Troy fall—because of insidious Achaeans or Cassandra’s gloomy prophecies?

"The Blind Hear Well" is the 6th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

18.12.2014

Spurt Flight. Book 1: The Blades of Oikoumene"Spurt Flight. Book 1: The Blades of Oikoumene", the first book of new space opera trilogy-novel by Henry Lion Oldie is out of print in Russian in hard cover (Azbooka-Atticus Publishing Group, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014)!
 
Book trailer to this book (in Russian):

25.11.2014

New (alternate) book trailer (half in English, half in Russian) by Ajdar Ulduz to H. L. Oldie's new book "Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians".

3.11.2014

A Hero Must Be AloneThe new edition (re-print) of Henry Lion Oldie's mythological fantasy novel (Ancient Greece) "A Hero Must Be Alone" is out of print in Russian. "Azbooka" Publisher ("Azbooka-Atticus" Publishing Group), St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014. Book cover by Sergey Shikin (Russia).
 
See the book trailer (in Russian) by Bronya Gromova to "A Hero Must Be Alone" novel:

10.10.2014

The Price of Money"The Price of Money", the 5th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 19340 words, $0,99 only!

One winter night, Oswald van der Groot got lost in the forest and came to an unknown city. Local residents were hospitable and generous; they never required a coin for food, services, or dwelling. Later, Oswald found out what price he paid. The citizens of the town knew the real price of money.

"The Price of Money" is the 5th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

15.09.2014

The Way of the 
SwordMeet the new edition of Henry Lion Oldie's fantasy novel "The Way of the Sword"! The book is out of print in Russian. ("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014) Book cover by Sergey Shikin (Russia), inside black-white illustrations by Vladimir Bondar (Ukraine).

This is the 15th edition (re-print) of "The Way of the Sword" novel! This novel has been published in 5 languages: Russian, Ukrainian, French, Polish and Czech. This year is 20th anniversary of "The Way of the Sword": the novel has been written in 1994.
 
See the jubilee book trailer (in Russian) by Sergey Gromov (son of Dmitry Gromov, 1/2 of H. L. Oldie) to "The Way of the Sword" novel:

1.09.2014

So Much Ado about Paleness, Maestro"So Much Ado about Paleness, Maestro!", the 4th novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 14890 words, $0,99 only!

Achille Morazzi, Maestro of fencing, was treacherously murdered. His son, Morazzi Junior, had to escape from Venice to save his life. On his way to Verona, Morazzi Junior spent the night in a cave and shared his meal with a statue of an ancient god. The god honestly paid the young man for his generosity.

"SO MUCH ADO ABOUT PALENESS, MAESTRO!" is the 4th novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 

28.08.2014

The new book "Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians" by Henry Lion Oldie is out of print in Russian!
("Azbooka" – "Azbooka-Atticus" Publisher, Russia, St. Petersburg, 2014)!
 

19.08.2014

New book trailer (sorry, in Russian only - but video is an international language!) to Henry Lion Oldie's new book “Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians”:



The book is coming soon, at the end of August 2014, in Russian, in "Azbooka" Publisher (“Azbooka-Atticus” Publishing Group), Russia, St. Petersburg. It’s a kind of our tribute and great respect to Arthur Conan Doyle and Herbert George Wells and their books. Mashup, steampunk, science fiction, time travels, detective, alternate history, literary fiction and some irony.

Some illustrations from the previous illustrators' competition, some inside black-white illustrations by Yuri Platov, the cover of “Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians” by Sergey Shikin and some real black-white 1900's photos of British town Maldon (Essex) have been used in book trailer by Bronya Gromova.

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5.08.2014

A Djinni Named Conscience"A Djinni Named Conscience", the 3rd novelette from novel-cycle “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie is now available on Amazon and Smashwords! Historical adventure and poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe. 12100 words, $0,99 only!

Jammal, a merchant, bought a gold plate for one of his wives, but the wife did something wrong. In anger, Jammal threw the plate into the burning hearth. The plate was a magical object imprisoning Abd-al-Rashid, a djinni. The djinni broke free. He repaid the merchant for releasing him by becoming Jammal’s conscience. From that day on, whatever the merchant did, the incorruptible Conscience stood behind his left shoulder.

A DJINNI NAMED CONSCIENCE is the 3rd novelette from the book “The Songs of Peter Sliadek” by Henry Lion Oldie. The entire novel consists of 12 novelettes. The book received the "Sigma-F" Grand Prize at "Sigma-F Conference" in Moscow, Russia, in 2005. 8 hard cover editions are in Russian! Now for the first time in English!
 
Book trailer to this book:



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