Review Copy Received: Aleksandar Žiljak’s As the Distant Bells Toll

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ARB has a digital (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) review copy of Aleksandar Žiljak‘s new short story collection, translated from Croatian by the author himself, As the Distant Bells Toll from indie SFF publisher Wizard’s Tower Press.

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ARB please reach out to the editors to express your interest.

From the publisher:

As the Distant Bells Toll takes you on a dizzying trip from Ancient China to modern Croatia via the Caribbean and Japan. The collection focuses on Žiljak’s fantasy writing and features a variety of mythological creatures. A werewolf mother fights to save her kidnapped son. Lesbian ninjas are threatened by a vampiric cat demon. A young girl and a mermaid take on airship pirates. These and other stories provide a fresh and unique take on history and legend.

About the author:

Aleksandar Žiljak is an acknowledged giant of the Croatian science fiction and fantasy scene. He has won their SFera Award as a writer, an artist, and an editor. His work has been translated into several European languages. One of his stories was selected by Lavie Tidhar for the first Apex Book of World SF

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