Party of Five - Book II

Party of Five - Book II

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Ned, Winceham, Lernea and Parcifal, along with Theo and Bo the bunny finally reach Tallyflop atop a giant oak floating in space in search of Theo's people.They'll have a touch of bad luck with what passes as law in a truly neutral pirate haven and before they know it, Theo goes missing, the crystal has been stolen and Bo abducted.Ned, Winceham, Lernea and Parcifal, along with Theo and Bo the bunny finally reach Tallyflop atop a giant oak floating in space in search of Theo's people.They'll have a touch of bad luck with what passes as law in a truly neutral pirate haven and before they know it, Theo goes missing, the crystal has been stolen and Bo abducted.Someone wants them dead, and tries more than just once. Searching for clues about Theo, his crystal, Bo and the woodkin elves, the party splits up as time is running low and the danger keeps growing.Theo discovers the power of Rho and a dear friend while the alien horrors from their earlier adventure have a name: the Ygg. They also have a plan, and two mysterious people with an agenda want to stop them.This is Book II of the "Party of Five" series of fantasy novellas.
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Forge of Stones

Forge of Stones

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

In a world dominated by a theocratic regime, a revolution is about to erupt. A rebel seeks out a curator's apprentice on the run. They will soon be carried away in a mysterious place, entangled in an adventure that will reveal an earth-shattering truth. In the meantime, a strange sort of pilgrim from afar will meet with a man seeking knowledge and power, changing their world for ever.Rob Hamilton, a disaffected insurance lawyer, and Toni Haast, a quietly ambitious claims clerk, are sent to Exmouth, a small town on New Zealand's West Coast, to investigate the suspicious death of Artemis Washburn. On family holidays in Exmouth, Rob's father had filled his young son's mind with ideas of the fifth season - the time when things don't quite fit, like rain when it's sunny. As they delve into the truth behind Artemis's death and their relationship develops, Rob and Toni glimpse life in the fifth season. Meanwhile, back in Wellington, the gilded life of Andy Wu, the Dependable Insurance Company’s stellar CEO, starts to tarnish. Can his marriage to Samantha survive his jealousy of Owen Huntly, top salesman and Lothario? Against a background of modern corporate culture and a tragic death, this bitter-sweet comedy weaves stories of love and relationships, ambition and folly.
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On The Riverside Of Promise

On The Riverside Of Promise

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Lagos, Nigeria. Summer of 1968. The war in Biafra is in full swing. Ethan Whittmore is a Captain of the Royal Marines, training government troops in support of the Nigerians.When he learns of his brother's disappearance, a doctor with the Red Cross, he takes it upon himself to find his brother, dead or alive.Lagos, Nigeria. Summer of 1968. The war in Biafra is in full swing. Ethan Whittmore is a Captain of the Royal Marines, training government troops in support of the Nigerians.When he learns of his brother's disappearance, a doctor with the Red Cross, he takes it upon himself to find his brother, dead or alive.His efforts will lead him through the Nigerian jungles and rainforests amidst a bloody civil war. What lays at the end of the road though will be more than just an unexpected surprise and lots of broken promises..
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Party of Five - Book III

Party of Five - Book III

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Lernea, Theo and Bo have gone missing falling through a void vortex after destroying the Ygg infestation in Tallyflop.Ned, Winceham and Parcifal are brought to Rampatur City, a Human League sovereign state, where they must navigate through a political maze armed with nothing than good will.Lernea, Theo and Bo have gone missing falling through a void vortex after destroying the Ygg infestation in Tallyflop.Ned, Winceham and Parcifal are brought to Rampatur City, a Human League sovereign state, where they must navigate through a political maze armed with nothing than good will.Back in the Kingdom of Nomos, trouble is brewing and the Ygg must be dealt with decisively.It's all a game, but the winner is yet to be determined.
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Party of Five - A game of Po

Party of Five - A game of Po

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Two exiled princesses, Lernea and Parcifal, happen upon the roguish Winceham. After a quick chase, they witness the murder of a local innkeeper, Ned's father.Pledging their sword, shield and bow to cleansing the local lands of the tyrannical pirate lord Hobb and avenging the death of Ned's father.But that will only be the beginning..---Books I to III of "Party of Five" novella series---Two exiled princesses, Lernea and Parcifal, happen upon the roguish Winceham. After a quick chase, they witness the murder of a local innkeeper, Ned's father.Pledging their sword, shield and bow to cleansing the local lands of the tyrannical pirate lord Hobb and avenging the death of Ned's father.They meet with a strange elven sorcerer by the name of Hanultheofodor, Theo for short, and his pet magical bunny. When they reach his village, the villagers are all gone and the village has turned into a heap of smouldering ruins.The quest for vengeance has turned into a rescue mission that will take them across space, have them face abyssal alien terrors and learn so much more about themselves and everything they have taken for granted.In the grand chessboard of life, they slowly turn from unwitting pawns into grandmasters themselves.And they manage a good laugh in the process as well.******This book contains Parts I to III of the Party of Five fantasy novella series.******
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Of Man, Sun and Stars

Of Man, Sun and Stars

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Five short science fiction stories.The Exchange - some strange buyers prove to be more than meets the eyeRaging Star - a genocidal killer reveals the hopeless fight for mankind's survivalEden - survival in the first extrasolar human colonyThe Suit - a ground-breaking experiment goes beyond scienceYar's Plume - a unique man retells his story of communicating with an alien entityA collection of five short science fiction stories.The Exchange - a strange gang of buyers prove to be much more than meets the eyeRaging Star - a genocidal killer is interrogated, revealing a hopeless fight for mankind's survivalEden - the daily fight for survival in the first extrasolar human colony, EdenThe Suit - a ground-breaking experiment goes as planned, even though no-one knows its real purpose until the very endYar's Plume - a man uniquely gifted to communicate with an alien entity across vast distances in real-time, retells his personal tale
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Party of Five

Party of Five

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

Pirates, a fiery magical bunny, rastafari elves and two princesses in exile, plus a retired thief, an aspiring bard, and an awkward sorcerer alongside flying ships, off-worlders and dimensional portals.How do all these mix together? They usually don't but when they do, they tend to explode."Party of Five" is the first book in a series of fantasy novellas by the same name.This short story addresses the flight and hopes of a family facing great changes. Live safely and die free.
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Bobby on a stick

Bobby on a stick

Vasileios Kalampakas

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Short Stories / Humor

A professional thief, Bobby Barhoe, has a problem with the Mafia: They want him to do a job which he can't possibly pull off, because one of his most valuable associates, John Staikos, had just had a terrible accident involving an oxygen tank and a blowtorch.In his efforts, he will team up with a shaman, almost die a number of times, fight evil spirits, demons, and the forces of Hell itself.A professional thief, Bobby Barhoe, has a problem with the Mafia: They want him to do a job which he can't possibly pull off, because one of his most valuable associates, John Staikos, had just had a terrible accident involving an oxygen tank and a blowtorch.Desperately seeking to vanish as swiftly as possible, Bobby seeks the help of an old flame of his, Eileen Novorski. On his way there though, he runs over a horse, and the owner is an Alabama tribe shaman with a purpose: Help Bobby to bring John back from the dead, save his life, and perhaps have a couple of drinks while they're at it.Will Bobby be able to really bring John back to life? Will they do the job in time? Or will they end up in the Parking Lot of Eternity, forever trying to find a free spot?In his efforts, he will team up with a shaman, and almost die a number of times, fighting evil spirits, and demons, as well as get involved in a war against the forces of Hell itself.
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