Nicholas C. Rossis – an update on a new book for children

Nicholas C. Rossis was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in October 2014 and is back now to tell us about a new illustrated children’s book for which he has written the text.


text by Nicholas C. Rossis
illustrations by Demitris Fousekis

Purchase copies here

Let’s Face the Music and . . . Conduct

A group of animals has evolved into musical instruments. Or is it the other way around? Whichever the case, they have now formed their own little village: Musiville. And bands. Lots and lots of bands. When everyone starts playing their own tune, buildings get torn down by an invader. Can Musiville be saved from this unexpected threat?

Here is Musiville, in all its glory. I think you’ll agree that Dimitris Fousekis did a amazing job with the illustrations, and Alexios Saskalidis a great job with DTP. I hope you enjoy it! This is the perfect opportunity to step into the world of Niditales – my award-winning children’s books series.

Musiville is the second children’s book of Nicholas C. Rossis. Until the year’s end, you can read it in its entirety for free on Nicholas’ blog. The first book, Runaway Smile: An unshared smile is a wasted smile is also available. You can check it out on Runaway Smile’s page.

Nicholas C. Rossis Recommends Charles E. Yallowitz

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Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero by Charles E. Yallowitz

Genre: Fantasy/YA

Quick description:
Luke Callindor was born into Windemere’s most decorated family of adventurers. Since his birth, he has been treated with the greatest amount of respect and awe. Now, with a lifetime of training and the reckless cockiness of youth, Luke sets out to prove that he deserves the admiration that comes from being a Callindor.

Soon, he finds himself in over his head and constantly in trouble, until he realizes that the only things he has on his side are some new friends and his unwavering courage.

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Why I recommend this book:
Yallowitz weaves an intricate plot that begins with Beginning of a Hero and already spans half a dozen books. He has plans for publishing a total of 15 books! His world is richly detailed, but it’s the characterization that makes his books an exciting read. More than anything, his characters are three dimensional. They bleed, laugh, suffer and make mistakes. In a sense, the major plot of story is not as important as the subplots that force the characters to mature along their path. These focuses make his books relatively quick reads and help them appeal to a wide audience. For more information about Charles, visit his website, The Legends of Windemere.

Links to purchase Charles’s book:

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Guest reviewer’s latest title or project:
Nicholas Rossis lives in Greece, is the author of an epic fantasy series, Pearseus, has also published The Power of Six, a collection of short sci-fi stories, and was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in Oct. 2014.

Runaway Smile: An unshared smile is a wasted smile is his most recent publication. It’s an illustrated children’s book you may currently read free online.


Nicholas C. Rossis

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest release is Pearseus: Mad Water, the third book in the epic fantasy series Pearseus. Like the other two books in the series, it has reached #1 on Amazon.

Quick description: Described as “Game of Thrones meets Dune,” Pearseus is a dark epic fantasy series with a sci-fi twist that takes ancient Greek history and myths and transports them to space.

It’s New Year’s Eve, the year of 2099, but the distinguished guests aboard the Pearseus won’t get to countdown seconds; soon they’ll be counting bodies and survivors after the spaceship’s crash landing on another planet.

The good news? The planet is seemingly hospitable both in resources and in terms of the natives’ attitude towards earthlings.

The bad news? They might have come on this planet bare of possessions, but what they haven’t been able to shed are the shortcomings of their human nature. Will that be the sole threat to a unified future, or is the new land and its first inhabitants not as innocent as they look?

The third book describes the events following Cyrus’ meteoric rise to the highest position in the Capital. A rise that has seen him betray everything he believed in.

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Brief biography:
Avid reader. Web developer. Architect by training, holder of a PhD in Digital Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. Now, author.

Nicholas loves to write. His first children’s book, Runaway Smile, is currently being illustrated. As well as his epic fantasy series, Pearseus, he has also published The Power of Six, a collection of short sci-fi stories.

He lives in Athens, Greece, in the middle of a forest, with his wife, dog and two very silly cats, one of whom is always sitting on his lap, so please excuse any typos in his blog posts: typing with one hand can be hard. Mercifully, all his books are professionally edited!

Links to buy Nicholas’s book:
I suggest that people start with Rise of the Prince: Amazon – eBook and print

Nicholas’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
The fourth book in the Pearseus series, plus a second collection of short science-fiction stories. Also, my first children’s book.

Nicholas’s reading recommendation:
I’ve read a number of great books lately, especially from Indie authors. I particularly enjoyed Nat Russo’s Necromancer: Awakening, but I could easily list a dozen ones!

Nicholas and Meli