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Peters Seventh Pleiade

Book launch for The Seventh Pleiade, by Andrew J. Peters

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Event:
Book launch for The Seventh Pleiade, by Andrew J. Peters
Start:
November 22, 2013 8:30 PM
End:
November 22, 2013 10:30 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
November 10, 2013
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone:
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
Peters Seventh Pleiade

Description of The Seventh Pleiade (Bold Strokes Books, 2013):

Atlantis is besieged by violent storms, tremors, and a barbarian army. For sixteen-year-old Aerander, it’s a calamitous backdrop to his Panegyris, where boys are feted for their passage to manhood.

Amid a secret web of romances among the celebrants, Aerander’s cousin Dam goes missing with two boys. With the kingdom in crisis, no one suspects the High Priest Zazamoukh, though Aerander uncovers a conspiracy to barter boys for dark spiritual power. Aerander’s proof—an underground vault that disappears in the morning—brings shame on his family and charges of lunacy. The only way for Aerander to regain his honor is to prove what really happened to the missing boys.

Tracking Dam leads Aerander on a terrifying and fantastical journey. He spots a star that hasn’t been seen for centuries. He uncovers a legend about an ancient race of men who hid below the earth. And traveling to an underground world, he learns about matters even more urgent than the missing boys. The world aboveground is changing, and he will have to clear a path for the kingdom’s survival.

AJ Peters

Andrew J. Peters likes retold stories with a subversive twist, particularly when that twist turns heteronormativity on its head. The Seventh Pleiade, the story of a gay teen who becomes a hero during the last days of Atlantis, is his first novel. A 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow, Andrew has written short fiction for numerous publications. He lives in New York City with his partner and their cat, Chloë.
Photo Credit: Larry Black

 

 

 

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