Thursday, September 9, 2010
David Wisehart- Devil's Lair
David Wisehart is the author of an historical fantasy novel, Devil's Lair. He was the writer-director-producer of Valentino: a play in verse at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He also wrote the libretto for an original opera, The Other Wise Man, that he will direct for the 2010 holiday season. For Fox Interactive he produced James Cameron’s Titanic Explorer and three video games based on The Simpsons. For Virgin he produced educational software based on Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters. David wrote art history documentaries for Philips Media. He received his B.A. in Film and Television from UCLA, and was the Review Editor for the Daily Bruin. He served as a research assistant for The Aerospace Corporation. During high school he programmed computers for NASA.
Devil's Lair is a thrilling adventure through Dante's Inferno. It is the year of our Lord 1349. The world is dying as the Black Death sweeps through Europe. One hope survives: a vision of the Holy Grail. Stolen by Lucifer, the Grail now lies in the lowest circle of Hell. To save the human race, someone must steal the Grail from the Devil and return it to the world above. Four pilgrims—a knight, a friar, a poet, and a prophetess—journey down into Hell to confront their deepest fears...and the Devil himself.
Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
It's an epic historical fantasy with strong characters, a tense plot, and a satisfying conclusion.
Q: Why did you go indie?
To control my own destiny.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
My historical fantasy novel is heavily influenced by my love of J.R.R. Tolkien, Umberto Eco, Gene Wolfe, Jorge Luis Borges, George R.R. Martin, Homer, Virgil, and Dante.
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