Book 3 (2017) Korina goes to Aburkia to fight; she schemes and meddles in Uruk, causing the demise of the Kassarov’s rule. Princess Jana is still waiting for Alexis to notice her, while her sister Marika, on a whim steals his heart with a reckless kiss. The Calaisian armies are on the brink of total defeat when the ‘girl with hair the color of the sun’ joins up with the ‘death warrior,’ and together they bring the war to a favorable conclusion. Marika is deposed and thrown into an Urukian dungeon, forcing Alexis to mount a rescue attempt. Jana, spurned by Alexis, marries Daghbi, the new Sultan, and moves to Arabia.
More on the Adventures of the Danube Sisters
Book 1 (2016) Princess Jana finds the restraints placed upon her gender unacceptable. She enters a race that is for men only and wins it. Her success causes a ruckus, and she’s insulted. Alexis, a young man Jana has fallen in love with comes to her rescue and kills the Crown Prince of Astoria, starting a war. Marika is engaged to Alexis. Jana rebels against family authority, and leaves home in search of adventure. When Beatrice, their mother is kidnapped by Marcus the wizard, and locked in an Urukian tower, Marika joins an effort to free her, and faces the dragon guarding her mother. Samara kills a man in cold blood. Jana crosses the Dorrian desert and enters the forbidden zone.
Book 2 (2016) Queen Samara meets with Mistofeles, the cave devil and collects a set of riddles to do with impending doom. Jana and Alexis decide to conquer the territory of Aburkia, a wild and mystical land inhabited by ghouls, dragons, and Soira, a young sorceress who keeps a man she likes locked in a room. Marika plans to hunt one of Soira’s dragons, but the sorceress is tipped off, and she kidnaps her. The Arabs invade Calais, they defeat the forces under Alexis. He escapes to fight again, and rides towards Aburkia. When the war spills into her territory, she, Alexis, Jana, and Marika, together with an army of ghouls and dragons battle the sandmen.
More books from the Author
The Adventures of Alex Perez
Book 1 (2009) The Misadventures of Alex Perez - This is the story of Alex Perez, a Panamanian immigrant from Texas who travels through Mexico and Guatemala with his fiancé' and his obstinate future mother-in-law. Along the way they encounter a slew of colorful characters, including two young Mexican kids on the lam, a lustful priest, a drunken boat captain and his blind first mate, and a police officer who owns several whorehouses. This is a satirical and humorous take on the clash of cultures between north and south of the U.S border.
Book 2 (2012) The Amorous Antics of Alex Perez - The story of a Panamanian lothario who tries to find high ground. Throughout his surrealistic European journey, Alex is always in the company of men who chastise his immoral behavior, and women who encourage it. While recuperating in a Paris hospital from two gunshot wounds, God invades his dreams, and shows him what heaven and hell are going to be for him. Then he tells Alex that the Grim Reaper has his name. Knowing God is giving him a second chance, he decides to behave and walk the high moral road. Playing it safe, he leaves Paris and goes to Munich. Unable to escape temptation there, he flees to Switzerland. Then while on a train going to Zurich, he meets Helga, a lonely, innocent widow.
Book 3 (2013) Alex Perez’ Mexican Adventures - A hilarious, bawdy, and politically incorrect novel about Alex, a destitute Panamanian scoundrel who tries to better himself by going into business taking American tourists into Mexico on a Mayan archeological tour. What happens to him, his crew, and his customers will make Murphy’s Law look tame.
Book 4 (2016) Alex Perez Goes to Afghanistan - The story of Alex, an immigrant from Panama who is employed by a Texas newspaper. He is invited to interview Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader hiding in the Kondoz Mountains. As he travels to the rendezvous point, his group is taken over by an American army colonel who is obsessed with capturing the Mullah, and collecting the bounty on his head.
About the Author
Alberto Arcia is the Panamanian Humorist from Texas, and he is best known for penning the bawdy, funny, and politically incorrect series about Alex Perez, a man enamored with the female form. Alberto left his native Panama in 1964 and settled in Texas, where he still resides. Arte Publico Press, out of the University of Houston published his first Alex novel, Cut and Run, in 2009 - Arcia is new to the fantasy genre. You may be curious as to why a writer who prefers to write books for adults goes into fantasy for young and new adults. The answer is available in his website: www.albertoarcia.com, in Alberto’s Corner. The Adventures of the Danube Sisters is a series for Young and New Adults. It’s a cradle to grave story about two sisters who defy a male dominated world.
To see Alberto’s books of short stories, please log into his website: www.albertoarcia.com
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1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!