In Dark Rock Chronicles, author Marco Guadalupi introduces us to a mind-bending alternate reality in which dark magic and heavy metal constantly clash. Dark Rock Chronicles, the band around which the book is based, has grown tired of dealing with Antony, their evil nemesis. His oily face, as well as the oppression of the Prison for Out-of-Line Rockers, who run the country with an authoritarian rule, leads the band to desperate measures. Through many twists and turns, they find themselves in the supernatural madness of the Rock Warrior Tournament. Forced to enter by their reluctant deal with a powerful demon, protagonist Matt and his band members must use of their heavy rock abilities to defeat their enemies and escape unscathed. Guadalupi provides an enthralling mixture of musical satire and dark fantasy adventure, one that fans of fantasy and rock music alike will love. – See more at:
Targeted Age Group:: Young Adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The simple need to tell stories. I have always done it. I think it’s a common need for everybody, someone does by singing, others by drawing, I like to write.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
When I wrote DRC I did it more instinctively, leaving me to carry while writing. The design phase is important, both to better delineate the details and to facilitate the process of writing itself. I do not feel bound, however; at any time I am free to change anything.
I am very fond of the DRC, for as well as being my first novel, the story combines several passions of mine. I have received many compliments from Italian readers, which has impressed me. I did not think I could manage to amuse readers, so that was a great satisfaction. From the comments of internet readers, and those I had the fortune of meeting in person, it was found that DRC is a book for everyone. My writing has satisfied people of all ages, from high school student to parents. One doesn’t need to share my passions and interests to appreciate the book. In DRC there is music, and there are quotations more or less veiled, but these are sub-narratives that do not affect the main storyline. – See more at: https://www.diegopublishing.co.uk/marco-guadalupi-interview#sthash.xnelS1lv.dpuf
About the Author:
Always fond of the fantastic in all its forms, Marco has worked since 2006 with Fantasy Magazine, an Italian online magazine, of which Marco is currently active editor. Moreover Marco is responsible of the department for writing and communication of the Italian Lunatica, fantasy fair. He has published numerous articles, reviews, short stories, interviews and insights in magazines both online and printing ones. He is also interested in design, music, cinema and video games and has worked as a blogger and social media manager for Fanucci Editore. He is currently attending the Lupiae Comix, Cartoon and Comic school in Lecce. In October 2012 Marco published his first novel, ‘Dark Rock Chronicles,’ with the Italian publisher Plesio. DRC will be published by DieGo Comics Publishing for first time in English in November 2013.
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