Centered around a short story entitled “The Queen Of Crows,” this unique product was designed by author and game designer Monica Valentinelli. This is the text-based, black-and-white version of one of the first enhanced e-books to hit digital media. The full color edition was published early 2010.

At a retail price of $2.99, readers will receive much more than the short ...
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The Queen of Crows

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Centered around a short story entitled “The Queen Of Crows,” this unique product was designed by author and game designer Monica Valentinelli. This is the text-based, black-and-white version of one of the first enhanced e-books to hit digital media. The full color edition was published early 2010.

At a retail price of $2.99, readers will receive much more than the short story entitled THE QUEEN OF CROWS. They will also receive a professional illustration of a character named “Mahochepi,” the inspiration, a first draft and more!

This product is the first digital release set in the world of the Violet War. The urban fantasy short story entitled “The Queen of Crows” takes place during the 1860s and was inspired by the historical event called “The Long Walk.” The plot focuses on the tough decisions that a Navajo elder named “Tse” must make to save his people. Will he summon Mahochepi, the Queen of Crows, without knowing who–or what–she is? Read the story and find out!

Here’s what readers can expect to receive when they purchase THE QUEEN OF CROWS:

* The Queen of Crows: A Short Story
* Inspiration
* Original Character Portrait: Mahochepi
* Who Is Mahochepi?
* What Is the Violet War?
* Letter to the Reader
* The Queen of Crows: First Draft

Be sure to watch the promotional trailer on YouTube! with original music composed by James Semple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMZ2NFd_YXE James is currently working on the soundtrack for HOUSE OF HELL.

For more information about THE QUEEN OF CROWS, visit www.violetwar.com.
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Editorial Reviews

Bill Bodden
We are living in a new age of publishing. Digital products are on the verge of becoming the norm rather than the exception, which is one of the things that makes Queen of Crows such an exciting project. Written by Monica Valentinelli, Queen of Crows is a story about a Navajo Medicine Man, Tse, who must perform a powerful ritual in an attempt to save his people. The question is, will the ritual work and summon a powerful spirit to help Tse's people, or will it only cause more grief and suffering?
Janette Dalgliesh
Valentinelli gives us a lyrical yet chilling encounter at a crucial point of America’s history. Can medicine man Tse trust the assurances of a corpse-witch in his dealings with the mysterious Mahochepi? And what of the White Men and the stranger who travels with them? Tse’s choices echo with unease, and the horror builds to a grim conclusion, with revelations that add rich detail to flesh out the story.
Jason Thorson
Valentinelli’s writing is well-researched and vividly executed. Her world pulls itself from the pages of history books and comes to life, fully realized and described in concrete detail. Valentinelli populates this landscape and then crafts a slow burning and suspenseful horror that envelops the story as we read our way toward the inevitable encounter with Mahochepi – the Queen of Crows.
Jess Hartley
“I’d recommend The Queen of Crows for anyone who has a soft spot for hard topics, who likes their historic fiction a bit on the dark-and-yet-beautiful side or who is looking for a glimpse into the creation process of a darned-good read.”
Stephen Jarjoura
“This just screams “fearless author” to me, someone who’s not afraid to say “here’s my story, here’s my inspiration, here’s some character notes, and here’s an early draft so you can see how far it’s come.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011872266
  • Publisher: FlamesRising Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 270 KB

Meet the Author

MONICA VALENTINELLI is a professional author and game designer. Described as a “force of nature” by her peers, Monica is best known for her work in the horror, dark fantasy and dark science fiction genres and has been published through Abstract Nova Press, Eden Studios, White Wolf Publishing, Apex Magazine and others. Her credits include: a short story titled “Pie” in the award-winning Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas anthology through 12 to Midnight, an original flash fiction piece entitled “Prey,” which placed an honorable mention in a Mirrormask writing competition and “Twin Designs,” a science fiction novella for the Tales of the Seven Dogs Society collection through Abstract Nova Press. For more information about Monica, be sure to visit www.mlvwrites.com.
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