Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Crow Cycle by Dem Mikhailov

The Crow Cycle
by Dem Mikhailov
Book 1

Release - August 11, 2021

Chapter One


            The bright virtual sun hung directly over the great city of Algora, generously pouring light over the roofs of houses, reflecting off of colorful stained-glass windows, and drying out puddles left from yesterday's rain. The rain had evidently been quite heavy. It cleansed the city from dirt and garbage, sending them into the gutters, and thus straight into the deep catacombs of Algora.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Demonic Games by Dan Sugralinov

Disgardium-7: The Demonic Games

by Dan Sugralinov

Release - May 18, 2021
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Prologue: Malik

Malik always was a joker. He grew up in a large family of immigrants from Marrakesh. His relatives occupied a small living complex in an outer district belonging to a rich countryman of theirs, who gave a discount to his own and didn’t punish them when they needed an extension on the rent.

Malik had so many cousins that they could have easily started their own basketball league.

The head of the family was Grandpa Yusuf, a retired general and decorated veteran whose citizenship privileges provided sustenance for his many descendants. The one-child limit came along only after the citizenship categories were introduced. This meant that Yusuf not only had many children, but also an army of brothers and sisters and the Creator only knew how many cousins. They all followed Malik’s grandpa to the American continent and put down roots. But even once they all had citizenship, the family was always looking for ways to earn money.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Guardian of the Dead by Pavel Kornev

Guardian of the Dead
An NPC's Path, book 4 by Pavel Kornev


Release - May 20, 2021

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If you want to take a look down into a chasm, just look down the barrel of a gun. No, not when you’re busy cleaning it, in breach of all safety regulations, but when it’s clenched firmly in a stranger’s hand, pointing at your... let’s say, at the bridge of your nose.

This was where it was more or less pointing at me.

Inside it was pure darkness; behind it was the blurred silhouette of a man. My gaze failed to focus on the villain himself, so mortally fixated it was on the wrong end of the silencer. Yes, “mortally” was the right word, I assure you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Nullform-1 by Dem Mikhailov

Nullform, book #1
by Dem Mikhailov

Release - April 5, 2021

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Chapter 1


Operation log:

Hydration – complete.

Assembly – complete.

Resuscitation – complete.


Did green letters just flash before my eyes? But my eyes are closed. How am I seeing letters? Words, even...

Assembly? Hydration? What's that supposed to mean? Damn, my head hurts. And my left elbow... and my lower back. It hurts so bad I want to puke. Constant, exhausting pain. Horrible pain. Not like I got hit or something. It's more serious, something chronic... I know it for sure... or do I just feel it?

Monday, February 8, 2021

Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones-6 by Dem Mikhailov

Clan Dominance: The Sleepless Ones-6 
by Dem Mikhailov

Release - May 25, 2021

The Land Beyond Is not the End

Chapter 1

Arriving, Falling, and Getting In

We never managed to found out whether our bald imp had managed to set the wooly mammoth Callowan on fire.

Obviously, a living creature would not have blown up, but the mammoth could have gone off his rocker, making lots of noise and causing us a lot of trouble. On second thought, that might have been for the better. The Land Beyond wasn’t all too welcoming a place; our troubles began as soon as we arrived.

Friday, February 5, 2021

An interview with Alex Bobl - founder of MDB

Alexey Bobl is the man behind Magic Dome Books: a literary agency and publishing house created five years ago. Since then, they’ve released hundreds of books in Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Czech and Korean languages. Today, I’m talking to Alex about books, authors and literary agents, about the differences in markets all over the world, about net literature braving the pandemic this year and its survival strategies for the coming year.

 Can you tell me how MDB came about?

In actual fact, it all started when I became literary producer at EKSMO, Russia’s biggest publishing house. It was my job to compile and produce new science fiction and fantasy series. At some point, I read a new novel by Andrei Livadny. I remember telling him, “This book just begs to be translated!” And he said, “Okay, go ahead, then.” And I remember telling the same thing to Vasily Mahanenko. At the time, I didn’t have a clear-cut idea of a future publishing business yet. Still, I decided to give it a go. I was curious and enthusiastic, and that seemed to motivate me a lot. Everything happened so fast. Before I got involved with EKSMO, I used to be a writer. So being a writer, I knew what a writer needed, and being a producer, I knew a publisher’s needs. And finally, when I was ready to combine these two things, MDB was born.

Unfrozen: Cooldown by Anton Tekshin

Unfrozen, book 1
by Anton Tekshin

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Release - May 17, 2021

In Place of a Prologue


It may sound trite, but every bad story has to start someplace: a point of origin or a zero hour — call it what you like — but after it everything goes up in flames and plummets to the coldest climes of hell for a smoke break with the devil.

So if I’m going to tell this story in an orderly manner, then I had better start with my death…

“Listen to me, you’ve got to surrender peacefully!” Goha’s voice again hissed over the radio. “Why cause a shootout? You’ll just terrorize the townspeople.”

“Come off it,” I responded lazily, tinkering with the settings of an old laptop, its screen displaying a low-res feed from the exterior cameras. “Why don’t you just go ahead and offer to whack me for free, like, for ‘resisting arrest’ or something? Nah. I’m not about to make your life that much simpler.”

“Nobody is going to knock you off…”