In New Dis, Purgatory, there is no rest for the dead. Sprouting from the rim of Hell's depths, not even this bohemian city of the afterlife—full of mercantile enterprises, engineering innovations, and political intrigue—is immune to the tragedies filtering down into it as war and endless suffering rage on Earth above.
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2021 – Best Religious Fiction
"...a superb work of religious fantasy fiction with plenty of interesting twists, steampunk stylings, and high-octane action moments to offer its readers. ...well planned, well plotted, and cinematically written...." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)
Hephaestion, general, confidant, and lover of Alexander the Great, has one goal: rescue Alexander from the torment of Hell. Yet far more souls bar his way than he'd ever anticipated, and Hephaestion, with the help of new friends and comrades, will have to use both brains and brawn against some of the underworld's most unsavory opponents.
"The tension and action are exceptionally well done, weaving a fast pace into these intellectual and religious inspections... Fantasy readers looking for something different—say, Dante on steroids—will find everything they are looking for right up to the unexpected conclusion..." ~ Midwest Book Reviews, Diane Donavan (Sr. Reviewer)
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a tale set in an industrialized Dante's Inferno with steampunk trappings, in the first book of the "Hellbound" series of religious sci-fi/fantasy adventures. [DRM-Free]
"Fast-paced, action-packed, and weirdly entertaining... a cannon blast of a start to a series with a highly unique premise." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Pikasho Deka (5 STARS)
"The descriptions of hell and Hephaestion's journey to get to Alexander are incredible. Galaini pushes the senses of readers, gives them points of interest, and makes sure they stay with Hephaestion until the end." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Rabia Tanveer (5 STARS)
BOOKS BY WILLIAM LJ GALAINI:
- "Trampling in the Land of Woe" (Hellbound – 1)
- "Sparks from a Cruel Grindstone" (Hellbound – 2)
- "Patron Saint of Wrong" (Hellbound – 3)
- "An End to Ice and Sorrow" (Hellbound – 4)
- "Beneath the Titan's Stride" (Hellbound – 5)
MORE GREAT RELIGIOUS SCI-FI & FANTASY FROM EVOLVED PUBLISHING:
- The "A Nephilim Thriller" Series by Jeff Altabef
- "The Wayward Sons of the Empyrean" Series by Adam Miller
- The "Eloah" Series by Lex Allen
- The "Matthew Bishop" Series by Burt Clinchandhill
- "The Tormenting Beauty of Empathy" by Richard Robbins
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About the Author
Having lived up and down the East Coast, William Galaini finally settled outside of DC after a charming stream of career failures that ranged from the hospitality business to the military. After marrying his college sweetheart, writing became his vehicle to pull his life together. Six novels, four cats, forty pounds, and one son later, you now can find him here at Evolved Publishing.
His work focuses on character revelation and multifaceted conflicts nestled within science fiction and fantasy settings. The influences that echo in his writing include role-playing games, classic literature, world history, and his personal experience. To recharge, he naps on the couch under his mother’s afghan, surrounded by his cats.