AISFP 165 – Ari Marmell

ESCAPE! The government lied. A UFO did, in fact, crash land in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1947. Quickly intercepted by the US military, the unidentified flying object and its occupants were whisked away to secret installations. In 1985, after almost forty years of research, a successful splice of alien and human DNA is achieved. Raised as a lab experiment that the military hoped to be a “super-soldier,” Omega, trained in combat, educated strenuously, becomes the main component in General “Anvil” Hendricks’ elite military unit. After a perilous first mission, the program is suspended, the plug pulled . . .if it were only that easy. After all, who said heroes had to be human?

DARK VICTORY! Magda Lazarus was a reluctant witch until the dire threat of Nazi Germany convinced her to assume the mantle of her family’s ancient powers. But though this young, beautiful Jewish woman has fought off Hitler’s SS werewolves and the demon who would rule through the Führer, she has been unable to prevent the outbreak of World War II. As long as Magda can summon spirits, there is still a chance to save people from the dire threat of the Holocaust. Her family’s guardian angel, Raziel, stands beside her in the battle against the human and supernatural forces of evil arrayed against her people and all of Europe. In Michele Lang’s Dark Victory, as the Nazis prepare to invade Poland, Magda and her beloved Raziel marshal their own army, a supernatural force that will battle Hitler’s minions to the death…or beyond.

Buy ESCAPE by Keith Latch and DARK VICTORY by Michele Lang today, and tell them AISFP sent you!

Show Notes:

Ari Marmell joins us to discuss THIEF’S COVENANT and other recent novels. Topics cover:

  • how Ari incorporated a god into TC without making it too powerful;
  • setting a fantasy novel in an environment similar to Renaissance France;
  • popular fantasy tropes, including the orphan who rises to new heights;
  • the link between violence and humor;
  • being devoted to outlines;
  • how he approaches themes of good VS. evil;
  • and SO much more.

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