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Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The Crimson and the Frost A fantasy novel by John Williams and James Colletti - Reblogged from Tattle Tale
The Crimson and the Frost
A fantasy novel by John Williams and James Colletti
cover artwork by Kip Ayers click on the pic to go to B&N to purchase a copy
click on the above pic to see the book trailer.
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Cousins and co-authors John Williams and James Colletti are close in age and
have been a creative team for as long as they can remember. The pair shares a common
drive and tenacity that has transformed all of their creative aspirations into realities.
From early childhood John and James would dream of being famous musicians,
air-guitaring to their favorite bands. In their teen years they decided to leave the world of
pretend and with the determination that came naturally to them, they taught themselves
how to play guitar. Forming the rock band Soulvyne with a handful of other talented
musicians, they recorded an album and performed all around New York State.
As movie and television buffs the pair, once again, was determined to be a part of
another industry they loved. Through the years both have had successful careers
producing and editing for such companies as MTV, VH-1, Miramax, FOX, The Speed
Channel and TruTv as well as directing nationally broadcasted music videos and an
internationally released independent film.
Outside of their hectic careers they would find the time for a more personal
creative outlet away from all of the stress and deadlines of the entertainment
industry…writing. They collaborated on a handful of screenplays and used their industry
contacts to shop them around. There was one co-written script they both were particularly
proud of. One film producer in England read it and said, "I love this! It would make a
great movie but we’ll never be able to raise the 150 – 200 million it would take to make a
film this epic and grand-scale. It is too new and unknown by the masses. There is a
reason the Harry Potter movies got made, that series had a huge built in fan base from
the books. Maybe scale your story down.” Never ones to compromise, John and James
decided to tell their tale another way. So they re-worked it into what has become their
first novel "The Crimson and the Frost." During the novel writing process the story
became so much more than the screenplay ever was and we are even more proud of it.
Click on pick to read more about the book from a reviewer point of view!
Take a journey to a world full of wonder and mystery, where magic rules and a war
between two legends looms on the icy horizon…
Late one night, young Billy Hampton investigates a strange presence in the woods behind
his house, where he discovers a curious transport. He makes the hasty decision to climb
aboard, and suddenly he is whisked away to the remote winter wastelands of the far north.
Billy finds himself in a town full of mystery and wonder, built by the legendary Crimson
Wizard and his devoted followers. The residents had lived here in peace for centuries,
protected by a powerful magic jewel known as the Heart of Polaris. It is their only
defense against the wicked and covetous King of Winter who wants them cast out of the
lands he claims are his alone.
Now, Billy accidentally loses the Heart of Polaris and without its protection, his
newfound friends become vulnerable to the power and fury of the King of Winter and his
army of savage grimghouls.
Its desperate race against time as Billy and his friends search for the Heart of Polaris
before they fall victim to the impending onslaught.