Centuries ago, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, was imprisoned for trying to make himself a god. Now, he’s been released and he’s out for revenge on the beings responsible for his long exile-the Dragon Kings of the Orient! Standing in his way is Elisa Hill, the myth hunter. Not only is she armed with ancient weaponry and an incredible set of skills, but Elisa does not fight alone. By her side are Asami, a Japanese changeling; Max Finch, retired myth hunter and Elisa’s mentor; and Jason Shroud, a member of a secret society. And she’ll need the help, for the stakes have never been higher! Because if the Dragon Kings are destroyed, the oceans of the Orient will fall into chaos! The fate of the entire Asian continent hangs in the balance! From Pulp Ark Award-nominated author Percival Constantine comes the action-packed sequel to The Myth Hunter!
Targeted Age Group:
Teen to adult
Percival Constantine was born and raised in the Chicago area and graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, Cosmic Times and FYI Comics. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008.
In 2010, he made his debut as one of the authors at Pulpwork Press with the release of his third novel, Love & Bullets. He’s an active figure in the New Pulp movement, having been nominated for several Pulp Ark Awards. Percival currently resides in southern Japan.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This was the sequel to The Myth Hunter. I had always hoped that The Myth Hunter could be the beginning of a series of books about Elisa Hill, a globe-trotting adventurer in the vein of Indiana Jones who seeks out the supernatural myths and legends of the world. While doing research on legends for The Myth Hunter, I came across one about the four Dragon Kings of China, and the title “Dragon Kings of the Orient” popped into my head. That seemed like such a great title and as I did more research, I learned about Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, and he seemed like such a fun character and an excellent addition. The book sort of grew from there.