The first ever Elephant and Macaw Banner press release went out today in Brazil.
Douglas Cohen gave me this amazing quote for the release:
“Truly memorable characters within sword & sorcery literature are rare. As numerous authors have learned over the years, it is a Herculean task to step out of the shadows of Robert E. Howard’s Conan, Michael Moorcock’s Elric, and Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and Gray Mouser. Perhaps a handful of others can be added to this list, no more. With Gerard van Oost and Oludara, Christopher Kastensmidt has given me reason to hope this exclusive club has just admitted its two latest members. This duo is fresh and different–as is the setting of a magical colonial Brazil–yet at same time their adventures hearken back to everything that makes me love this field. It is a merger of old and new, and I look forward to the next installment in this universe.”
It’s a quote that is impossible to live up to–but Douglas has read multiple stories from the series and I’m extremely appreciative of his continued support. Thanks, Doug!
For those who speak Portuguese, you can read the release in its entirety here: