The Quest for the Demon’s Portal is the latest fantasy novel by Robert A. Valle. This is the second book in the Mage’s Quest series which began with 2020’s The Quest for the Wizard’s Ring. The series follows the continuing adventures of Chaant and Anjelica, gifted young mages, in the world of Altor. Here’s what audiobookreviewer.com had to say about the first book: “Filled with magic, mystery, and adventure, this is one of those rare audiobooks that will capture the listeners’ imagination. Just when you think the end is near, the author, Robert A. Valle, throws in a twist. The plot flows smoothly, and the plot twists are well done. This is a creative book filled with suspenseful moments and well-written. I look forward to the next book!”
And we’re happy to report the next book is now here! The Quest for the Demon’s Portal picks up where the first book left off. After a climactic battle, life in Almarra was slowly returning to normal. But all that changed when a group of refugees from the nearby city of Elharra arrived to report another demon army had appeared. Worse, the Demon Lord at the head of this army was much more powerful than the last one that Chaant and his companions had faced, and he seems to have a deep insight into their methods and pasts. As they prepare for battle, the Wizard Eldrid suggests an alternate course of action; one that could end the threat of demons forever. But to succeed, they might have to sacrifice the people of Elharra.
The Quest for the Wizard’s Ring tells the story of two brothers who are caught in an attack on their home by a Demon Lord and his vast army. Chaant, the younger brother, is a mage while Ky’el is a skilled warrior. As the citizens of Almarra shelter from the onslaught behind the great wall that encircles their home, Chaant ventures out on a quest to find and serve a wizard so he can earn a powerful enchantment with which to help his people. He is joined by the mysterious Anjelica, a young woman with hidden powers that even she doesn’t fully understand.
Midwest Book Review: "An inherently absorbing and fully entertaining action/adventure fantasy novel by an author with a genuine flair for the kind of entertaining and narrative driven storytelling that keeps and holds the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end, The Quest for the Wizard's Ring by Robert A. Valle will prove to be an immediately welcome and enduringly popular addition to community library Science Fiction & Fantasy collections."
In this homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs, a WWII American B-24 bomber is badly damaged over North Africa and forced to crash into a large cavern in the desolate Tibesti region. Captain David Ardell and his men discover a vast underground grotto that is home to a prehistoric jungle. There they find the remnants of a University expedition that had been attacked by the savage inhabitants of the strange world. Although its declared mission is to find fossils, the expedition leader, Professor Natalie Morgan, is secretly searching for traces of Egyptians that had traveled to Tibesti Massif long ago. Ardell and his men, along with the survivors of the expedition, must use their wits to escape the dangerous grotto while unraveling the mystery of the Egyptians that had traveled there thousands of years ago.
I've scored for multiple genres including horror, science fiction, action and comedy and written songs of all styles including pop, rock and country. Most recently, I completed the score for the soon to be released feature film ZombieCON. In theater, I wrote the book, lyrics and music for Class Act the Musical.
The process starts with picking the right sonic palette for your project. With an arsenal of tools, sound libraries, instruments and musicians available, I will design a unique musical landscape that brings your film to life. Above, I am working with Nashville producer Gary Carter on a new mix for my original theme song for Redneck Weddings.
Many projects call for original songs, whether to reinforce an emotion in a montage, to serve as a theme song for a series, or to drive up excitement in the credits. The above photo is from the web series Class Act which features several original songs, including a theme song. Songs are available on iTunes.
Click the link to the right to hear a podcast episode from Web Series on Fire! Here I am interviewed by podcast host Peter Papageorgiou on the creation of the Class Act web series (you can find episodes on the MewNow TV YouTube channel). The series features some amazing talent.
In addition to writing the theme song and creating the score, I also developed and wrote the series. This s a wonderful series of podcasts for anyone interested in the creation of a web series.
Class Act features a cast of aspiring young actors in an acting class taught by the caring Jamie. She is supported by her friends including an Indie Film Maker, a fellow actress and a talented musician. They are pitted against the evil casting director Zelda!