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Malafarina Maleficarum Volume Two completes the two book set of early Tom Malafarina works of horror

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released horror author Thomas M. Malafarina’s compilation “Malafarina Maleficarum – Volume Two”, combining his second novel “Eye Contact” and short story compilation “Gallery of Horror,” inspired by the surreal collages of Nunzio Barbera.

About the book:
malmal2_pubIn Germany, in 1487 Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger published what was to be considered one of the most famous medieval exposés on witches, called the Malleus Maleficarum. The purpose for the book was two fold. Firstly, it was meant to challenge all arguments against the existence of witchcraft and secondly to instruct magistrates on how to identify, interrogate and convict witches.

Sunbury Press presents this second volume of some of horror author, Thomas M. Malafarina’s early works and in homage to the Malleus Maleficarum have entitled it Malafarina Maleficarum. It contains Thomas’s novel Eye Contact as well as stories from his second short story collection Gallery of Horror.

In the tradition of “Night Gallery”, horror author Thomas M. Malafarina and contemporary artist Nunzio Barbera have collaborated to present a collection of strange and bizarre stories, combining both art and fiction, which they call Gallery of Horror. The goal of the work was to produce stories with the same surrealistic atmosphere of the old television show along with short stories containing similar ironic twists. In addition, many of the stories have Malafarina’s own special brand of descriptive gore. Each story was inspired by, and features one of, Nunzio Barbera’s works of art and was created with the hopes of taking the reader on a very special journey into the unknown and frightening world that is the mind of Thomas M. Malafarina.

There is a thin line between reality and illusion, between sanity and insanity, between life and death. Through no fault of his own, David Matson, the protagonist in Eye Contact, is thrust into a world of darkness, of illusion, of hallucinations and never-ending nightmares; a world from which he longs to awaken but cannot. Join him in his interminable struggle to return to reality and see what horrors fate has in store for him.

So sit back in your favorite reading chair, dim the lights and prepare to read a great collection of some of the earliest published works of Thomas M. Malafarina and become familiar with his special writing style. We are certain you will not only love what you read but will be left hungry for more.

Malafarina Maleficarum: Volume 2
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
378 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060520
ISBN-10: 1620060523
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

 


Malafarina Maleficarum Volume One combines early Tom Malafarina horror favorites and two new stories

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released horror author Thomas M. Malafarina’s compilation “Malafarina Maleficarum – Volume One”, combining his first novel “99 Souls”, short story compilation “13 Nasty Endings” and two new never-before-published stories “From Below” and “The Shutter.” The company also released revised versions of “99 Souls” and “13 Nasty Endings.”

About the book:
malmal_pubIn Germany, in 1487 Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger published what was to be considered one of the most famous medieval exposés on witches, called the Malleus Maleficarum. The purpose for the book was two-fold. Firstly, it was meant to challenge all arguments against the existence of witchcraft and secondly to instruct magistrates on how to identify, interrogate and convict witches.

Sunbury Press presents this collective volume of some of horror author, Thomas M. Malafarina’s early works and in homage to the “Malleus Maleficarum” have entitled it “Malafarina Maleficarum”. It contains Thomas’s debut novel “99 Souls” as well as stories from his first horror short story collection “13 Nasty Endings” and two new stories “From Below” and “The Shutter”.

“99 Souls” is a novel of demonic horror, which takes place in Schuylkill County, PA during three different periods, starting in 1965, then flashing back to 1895 and eventually ending in 1985. The story revolves around a legend of a soul-sucking demon that dwells in an abandoned coalmine. As a young man, the creature was trapped in a mine during a cave in and was tricked into selling his soul for a chance to survive. However, before he can gain his freedom, he must collect the souls of 99 humans as payment to his dark master. The novel is suspenseful, awash in local coal region color, is sometimes quite gory and descriptive; but never ceases to be a page-turner.

“13 Nasty Endings” is a collection of 13 short stories, each of which is truly nasty and eventually ends badly for someone. It was Thomas’s first foray into short story writing and since its original publication these and many other of his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, online horror magazines and have been featured on audio podcasts as well. Each of the stories is unique, terrifying and often disturbing.

So sit back in your favorite reading chair, dim the lights and prepare to read a great collection of some of the earliest published works of Thomas M. Malafarina and become familiar with his special writing style. We are certain you will not only love what you read but will be left hungry for more.

Malafarina Maleficarum: Volume 1
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
300 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060278
ISBN-10: 1620060272
BISAC: Fiction / Horror