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The Roadblock
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
The Roadblock
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The ninth story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Someone Else’s Memory
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
Someone Else’s Memory
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The eighth story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Golden verlib
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Golden verlib
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written in the fall and winter of 2023-2024.

Ebook, written in Russian.

The Road
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
The Road
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The seventh story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The Starway
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
The Starway
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The sixth story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The ballad of fatigue
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
The ballad of fatigue
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written between April and June 2023.

Ebook, written in Russian.

The Arsonist
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
The Arsonist
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The fifth story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Juliette
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
Juliette
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The fourth story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

A ten-by-thirteen
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
A ten-by-thirteen
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The third story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The Lodger
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
The Lodger
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The second story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Rise and go
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Short stories, The black drifting snow
Rise and go
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023. The first story from the series "The Black Drifting Snow"

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Kali-Yuga
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Kali-Yuga
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2024
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Modern mythology, based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2024.

Modern mythology, based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Harlequin and Columbine
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Harlequin and Columbine
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written during April-June 2023.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Emergency backpack
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Emergency backpack
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written in years  2022 and 2023, after the Russia’s invasion to Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Future
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Future
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Futuristic story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Futuristic story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The Christmas Tree
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
The Christmas Tree
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Power of words
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Ancient Greece, Books, Short stories
Power of words
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : A parable based on the myths of ancient Greece.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

A parable based on the myths of ancient Greece.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The Unknown Painter
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
The Unknown Painter
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Pet
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Pet
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Wolf Moon
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Wolf Moon
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written during January-March 2023.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Mermaid
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Mermaid
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and horror fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The ballad of a soldiers
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
The ballad of a soldiers
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written in years  2022 and 2023, after the Russia’s invasion to Ukraine.

Ebook and print-on-demand. Writtetn in Russian, translated to Ukrainian. Publisher “Freedom Letters” (“Words of Ukraine” series).

The Door into Winter
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
The Door into Winter
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The door into winter (collection)
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
The door into winter (collection)
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction stories based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Collection of short stories written in 2022-2023

Mystical and realistic fiction stories based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Content:

Ebook and print-on-demand. Writtetn in Russian, translated to Ukrainian. Publisher “Freedom Letters” (“Words of Ukraine” series).

Exhausted God
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Exhausted God
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works written during October-December 2022.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Kindergarten
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Kindergarten
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Cornerer
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Cornerer
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2023.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Wreath of qasids
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Poetry
Wreath of qasids
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2023
Language : Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

UA. Poetry collection, 2023.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Ukranian.

Invasion
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Essay, Translations
Invasion
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2023
Publisher : Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye
Language : French, Ukrainian, Russian
Reader's Review : Diary of the first months of a large-scale war that Russia unleashed against Ukraine.
Description :

FR, UA, RU. Documentary prose, 2023.

Diary of the first months of a large-scale war that Russia unleashed against Ukraine.

Publishing house "Les Belles Lettres". Translation into French and preface to the book by Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye.

I will wait
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
I will wait
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2022.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Knot for memory
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Knot for memory
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2022.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Cassandras
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Cassandras
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2022.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Reinforcement
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Reinforcement
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2022.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

They Who Following Me
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
They Who Following Me
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Novelette, 2022.

Science fiction novelette based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine and on possible nearest future.


It's not "Hard SF", but it's definitely a kind of Science Fiction. 10 years in the future. A strange impenetrable wall of mist separates Russia from all other world. But what is the nature of this wall? Who (or what) and how created it, and on what physical principles it based? How long it will exist? And what happens behind it?

The novelette has two plot lines and two main characters. One plot line seems a fantasy, but "It's not a "bug", it's a feature". (c) At whole it's SF based on physics, psychology and some brain researches.


Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

Small circle
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories
Small circle
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA. Short story, 2022.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian.

The Angel named Hunch
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Short stories, Translations
The Angel named Hunch
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Urkanian, English
Reader's Review : Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Description :

RU, UA, EN. Short story, 2022.

Mystical and realistic fiction story based on a material of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Levchenko noticed his hunch at the first shelling their company had come under. Something had pushed him from inside: Fall down! He fell where he stood, in the middle of the street, as if on cue. Then he rolled back against the fence and yelled: "Get down!" And already under the fence, with his nose pressed in last year's stunted grass, his hands covering his head, he felt sick because of the ridiculous fear if the guys might laugh at him: "What are you afraid of, you fool? Nothing is flying…"

It came. Two were dead, and four wounded. Everyone who, without thinking, had fallen after Levchenko, remained unharmed.

Then there was more. "You've got a hunch," Senior Lieutenant Rednichenko had said. He looked at Levchenko with a look of respect mixed with a slight daze; he smoothed his lopsided mustache, which he had let go with the start of the war, and repeated:

"I'm telling you, telling you. Come on, take care of yourself. You're a living warning system now. So stay alive. We all need your hunch."

Ebook, written in Russian, translated to Ukrainian and English.

Marginal notes
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Essay
Marginal notes
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.
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RU. Collection of essays, 2022.

Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.

Ebook, written in Russian. Partially published in SF&F magazine "World of Fiction" ("Мир Фантастики").

The Island of Sirens
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
The Island of Sirens
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Urkanian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2022.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Phantom pain
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
Phantom pain
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Urkanian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2022.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

I walked on broken glass
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2021-Now, Books, Days of war, Poetry
I walked on broken glass
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian, Urkanian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
Description :

RU, UA. Poetry collection, 2022.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Dragon & Carp. Vol. 2: One Hundred Scary Tales
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Pure Land
Dragon & Carp. Vol. 2: One Hundred Scary Tales
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2022
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Alternate history, mystical detective, historical fantasy; medieval Japan.
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RU. Novel of 3 novellas, 2022.

Alternate history, mystical detective, historical fantasy; medieval Japan.

Published 2022 (Russia).

Dragon & Carp. Vol. 1: The Talisman Doll
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Pure Land
Dragon & Carp. Vol. 1: The Talisman Doll
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2021
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Alternate history, mystical detective, historical fantasy; medieval Japan.
Description :

RU. Novel of 3 novellas, 2021.

Alternate history, mystical detective, historical fantasy; medieval Japan.

Published 2021 (Russia).

The courage of praise
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Books, Essay
The courage of praise
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2021
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.
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RU. Collection of essays, 2021.

Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.

Published several times from 2021 (Russia).

The Golden Bow. Vol. 2: Anything Happen
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Ancient Greece, Books
The Golden Bow. Vol. 2: Anything Happen
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2021
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.
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RU. Novel, 2021.

Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.


Not everyone is given to visit the Ether. But it is here that the wanderings of the young Hipponus, nicknamed Bellerophon, the Thrower-Killer, will begin. Where do his roads lead? To the fortified Argos and overseas Lycia, to the Red Island, the abode of Gorgons and giants, to the skies where the fire-breathing Chimera rules. Roads lead to a future hidden behind thunderclouds and a past that is reluctant to reveal its secrets.

Is everything in this world decided by lightning?

Bellerophon, hero and wanderer. Winged horse Pegasus, overtaking the wind. Giant Chrysaor Golden Bow. The lives of these three are more connected than they think. Even stronger than it seems to the mighty gods of Olympus.


Published 2021 (Russia).

The Golden Bow. Vol. 1: If a Hero Comes
Henry Lion Oldie
2021-Now, Ancient Greece, Books
The Golden Bow. Vol. 1: If a Hero Comes
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2021
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.
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RU. Novel, 2021.

Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.


Not everyone is given to visit the Ether. So say, languishing with envy, the inhabitants of Athens and Sparta, Thebes and Argos. Here, in the rich Ether, the mistress of trade routes, where the famous horseman Glaucus rules, Glaucus’ father, the great cunning Sisyphus, returns from the kingdom of the dead. The terrible Chimera also flies here to set fire to the temples. The winged horse Pegasus also visits these parts to drink from a sacred spring in the city square. Here the interests of the gods will converge: the crafty Hermias, the wise Athena and the quick-tempered Poseidon.

And in Ether lives a little Hipponus, the son of Glaucus and the grandson of Sisyphus. The one who is later recognized under the name of Bellerophon – Thrower-Killer. Here his bright, violent, tragic fate will begin, and where its completion is listed only on the knees of the gods.


Published 2021 (Russia).

Today and now
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2016-2020, Books, Poetry
Today and now
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2020
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
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RU. Poetry collection, 2020.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Salt on the wound
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2016-2020, Books, Poetry
Salt on the wound
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2020
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
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RU. Poetry collection, 2020.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Back Door
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Modern
Back Door
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2020
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Fantasy and Western.
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RU. Novel, 2020.

Fantasy and Western.


Ruth Shimmer carries two revolvers: one fires lead, the other fires curses and accidents. Joshua Redman’s revolvers are the most ordinary, but he has a guardian angel, or maybe not an angel at all. When Ruth and Josh first met, a heavy chandelier fell on the guy. Wild West, sir, what can not happen here! Here traveling agents buy sparks from Indians and Chinese emigrants – tiny useless miracles, and financiers and industrialists turn luck like a ferris wheel.

The Old World is on fire. He has long gone mad, becoming unsuitable for life. But the New World is still holding on! Like wormholes, all pitted with backdoors, from where all sorts of dirty tricks climb, the Wild West shifts its hat to the back of its head and is ready to shoot at everything that moves.

What’s that moving there, sir?


Published 2020 (Russia).

Carp & Dragon. Vol. 2: Tales of Nightwatch
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Pure Land
Carp & Dragon. Vol. 2: Tales of Nightwatch
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2020
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Alternate history, mystics, historical detective, medieval Japan.
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RU. Novel of 3 novellas, 2020.

Alternate history, mystics, historical detective, medieval Japan.

Published 2020 (Russia).

Carp & Dragon. Vol. 1: Tales of Karma
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Pure Land
Carp & Dragon. Vol. 1: Tales of Karma
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2019
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Alternate history, mystics, historical detective, medieval Japan.
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RU. Novel of 3 novellas, 2019.

Alternate history, mystics, historical detective, medieval Japan.

Published 2019 (Russia).

Tequila: the juice of life
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Essay
Tequila: the juice of life
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2019
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Story about tequila
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RU. Essay, 2019-2021.

A story about what tequila is, how it is made, how it should be drunk and what sorts you could find to taste.

Ebook with a lot of pictures, written in Russian.

Nuancers
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Modern
Nuancers
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2019
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Historical mystics.
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RU. Novel, 2019.

Historical mystics.


A well-known industrialist and amateur actor Konstantin Alekseev comes to the city of X. The old fortune-teller Zaikina recently died here, who for no reason bequeathed her apartment to Konstantin. On the day of arrival, a mysterious bank robbery takes place: a cashier is killed, the killer fled the scene of the crime. And in the apartment bequeathed by the fortune teller, they are already waiting for Alekseev, and from that moment on, not a single trifle, not a single nuance will turn out to be an accident, an empty coincidence for him.

Oh yes, one more addition: the 19th century is coming to an end in the yard.

The new novel by H. L. Oldie is historical and fantastic at the same time, permeated through and through with the realities of time and eternal problems. Masks grow on faces, people, events, things – everything lines up in a single mise-en-scene, and if you give a good applause after the curtain closes the stage, the actors may come out to bow to the reader.


Published 2019 (Russia).

Prodigal Son. Vol. 3: The Son of the Wind
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Oikoumene
Prodigal Son. Vol. 3: The Son of the Wind
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2019
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Space opera.
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RU. Novel, 2019.

Space opera.

Published 2019 (Russia).

Prodigal Son. Vol. 2: The Fugitive
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Oikoumene
Prodigal Son. Vol. 2: The Fugitive
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2018
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Space opera.
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RU. Novel, 2018.

Space opera.

Published 2018 (Russia).

Prodigal Son. Vol. 1: The Renegade
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Oikoumene
Prodigal Son. Vol. 1: The Renegade
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2018
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Space opera.
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RU. Novel, 2018.

Space opera.

Published 2018 (Russia).

Pathway-road
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2016-2020, Books, Poetry
Pathway-road
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2017
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
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RU. Poetry collection, 2017.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

Bull from a Machine
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Modern
Bull from a Machine
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2017
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Noir cyberpunk detective.
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RU. Novel, 2017.

Noir cyberpunk detective.

Published 2017 (Russia).

Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Modern
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2017
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mystical thriller, horror, urban fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2017.

Mystical thriller, horror, urban fantasy.

Published 2017 (Russia).

Literary cuisine by H.L.Oldie
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Essay
Literary cuisine by H.L.Oldie
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2016
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Recipes from various books written by H.L.Oldie with comments by the authors.
Description :

RU. Essay, 2016-2021.

Recipes from various books written by H.L.Oldie with comments by the authors.

Content:

Ebook, written in Russian.

 

Beyond the river
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2016-2020, Books, Poetry
Beyond the river
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2016
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
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RU. Poetry collection, 2016.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Ebook, written in Russian.

The Powerful Ones. Vol. 2: The Black Heart
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Myths
The Powerful Ones. Vol. 2: The Black Heart
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2016
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Science Fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2016.

Science Fantasy.


Your nickname is the White Youth. You were born a bogatyr, a powerful one. So what? The usual thing. You are not the first, you are not the last. At ten, you hit a crow right in the eye, and punch a bear in the ear. It remains only to visit the Forge and acquire heroic armor. Life is beautiful, ahead are battles and feats. And it was necessary for one of the envious to mention aloud the name of your brother, whom you don’t know about, and the family doesn’t even want to talk about! From this moment on, your life is shattered, and the pieces fly into the Abyss of Death, to the three iron cradles. Your fiancée is kidnapped by a giant from the Underworld, your sister is kidnapped by the giant’s younger brother, and you are offered the sister of the kidnappers as a wife – more of a monster than a woman. After all, the family saga, as the wise, sighted blind man Saryn-toyon says, is much more dangerous and meaner than any legends about exploits.

The novel “The Powerful One” invites the reader to the fantastic Three Worlds, where behind the revived legends of antiquity stands the ghost of the “theory of time” of academician Kozyrev – a living legend of our century.


Published 2016 (Russia).

The Powerful Ones. Vol. 1: A Prisoner of the Iron Mountain
Henry Lion Oldie
2016-2020, Books, Myths
The Powerful Ones. Vol. 1: A Prisoner of the Iron Mountain
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2016
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Science Fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2016.

Science Fantasy.


Your nickname is the White Youth. You were born a bogatyr, a powerful one. So what? The usual thing. You are not the first, you are not the last. At ten, you hit a crow right in the eye, and punch a bear in the ear. It remains only to visit the Forge and acquire heroic armor. Life is beautiful, ahead are battles and feats. And it was necessary for one of the envious to mention aloud the name of your brother, whom you don’t know about, and the family doesn’t even want to talk about! From this moment on, your life is shattered, and the pieces fly into the Abyss of Death, to the three iron cradles. Your fiancée is kidnapped by a giant from the Underworld, your sister is kidnapped by the giant’s younger brother, and you are offered the sister of the kidnappers as a wife – more of a monster than a woman. After all, the family saga, as the wise, sighted blind man Saryn-toyon says, is much more dangerous and meaner than any legends about exploits.

The novel “The Powerful One” invites the reader to the fantastic Three Worlds, where behind the revived legends of antiquity stands the ghost of the “theory of time” of academician Kozyrev – a living legend of our century.


Published 2016 (Russia).

Spurt Flight. Vol. 3: The Angels of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
Spurt Flight. Vol. 3: The Angels of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2015
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2015.

Space Opera.

Published in 2015 (Russia).

Spurt Flight. Vol. 2: The Ghosts of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
Spurt Flight. Vol. 2: The Ghosts of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2015
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2015.

Space Opera.

Published in 2015 (Russia).

Spurt Flight. Vol. 1: The Blades of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
Spurt Flight. Vol. 1: The Blades of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2014.

Space Opera.

Published in 2014 (Russia).

Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Et cetera
Sherlock Holmes vs. Martians
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mashup, steampunk, science fiction, time travels, detective, alternate history, literary fiction and some irony.
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RU. Novel, 2014.

Mashup, steampunk, science fiction, time travels, detective, alternate history, literary fiction and some irony.

Published 2014 (Russia).

The ghost of a Japanese policeman
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Essay
The ghost of a Japanese policeman
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.
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RU. Collection of essays, 2014.

Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.

Published several times from 2014 (Russia).

The Savages of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
The Savages of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2014.

Space Opera.

Published 2014 (Russia).

The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 3: Leader
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 3: Leader
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2014.

Space Opera.

Published 2014 (Russia).

The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 2: Wolf
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 2: Wolf
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2014
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
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RU, UA. Novel, 2014.

Space Opera.

Published 2014 (Russia).

The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 1: Wolf-cub
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Oikoumene
The Savages of Oikoumene. Vol. 1: Wolf-cub
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2013
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2013.

Space Opera.

Published 2013 (Russia).

Ten temptations
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Essay
Ten temptations
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2013
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.
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RU. Collection of essays, 2013.

Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.

Published several times from 2013 (Russia).

The Fortress of My Soul
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
2011-2015, Books, Collaboration
The Fortress of My Soul
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
Publish : 2013
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, Old Testament vs. modern world.
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RU. Novel of 3 novellas, 2013. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, Old Testament vs. modern world.

Published 2013 (Russia).

Pivot Point
Dmitry Gromov
2011-2015, Books, Short stories
Pivot Point
Author : Dmitry Gromov
Publish : 2012
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Stories in different genres (science fiction, fantasy, mystiс) written by Dmitry Gromov.
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RU. Collection of short stories, 1988-2005.

Stories in different genres (science fiction, fantasy, mystiс) written by Dmitry Gromov.

Content:

  • "Guardian angel"
  • "Limitation"
  • "Paradise destroyed"
  • "Warrior"
  • "Werewolf"
  • "Pivot point"
  • "Broken circle"
  • "Сoordinates of death"
  • "Exam"
  • "Cold"
  • "He will not return"
  • "Eden-2300"
  • "Monster"
  • "No one's house"
  • "The Eighth Circle of Subway"
  • "Duel"
  • "Commissar Fuhe's new friend"
  • "Wave"
  • "I keep calm"
  • "Stage"
  • "Slippery turn"
  • "Unconsciousness"

Published several times from 1991 to 2020 (Ukraine, Russia)

The Cyclops. Vol. 2: The King of Stones
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Legends
The Cyclops. Vol. 2: The King of Stones
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2012
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Dark fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2012.

Dark fantasy.


Once in the dungeons of Shannuran, where the monstrous Black Widow rules, three came together: the boy Crush, the adopted son of the Widow, the great magician Simon the Flame and the adventurer Vulm from Segentarra. Twenty years later, fate brings them together again. The boy has grown up, responds to the nickname Cyclops and wears a leather band that covers his forehead. The magician after the battle with the demon is seriously ill – and is forced to seek help from the Cyclops. As for the adventurer, he learned well that only dragons have the last laugh. In winter, in the snows that have filled up the gloomy city of Ter-Teset, this trinity will be hot. The amulet tuner Ines di Salvare dies, turned into a monster by her illness, and Cyclops, Ines’s faithful servant, decides to continue his mistress’ studies, which has been laughed at by the area’s strongest wizards…

The authors dedicated the novel “Cyclops” to Robert Howard, one of the fathers of modern fantasy. However, the scenery of “sword and magic” only emphasizes the realism of the story.


Published 2012 (Russia).

The Cyclops. Vol. 1: Monsters Were Kind to Me
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Legends
The Cyclops. Vol. 1: Monsters Were Kind to Me
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2012
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Dark fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2012.

Dark fantasy.


Once in the dungeons of Shannuran, where the monstrous Black Widow rules, three came together: the boy Crush, the adopted son of the Widow, the great magician Simon the Flame and the adventurer Vulm from Segentarra. Twenty years later, fate brings them together again. The boy has grown up, responds to the nickname Cyclops and wears a leather band that covers his forehead. The magician after the battle with the demon is seriously ill – and is forced to seek help from the Cyclops. As for the adventurer, he learned well that only dragons have the last laugh. In winter, in the snows that have filled up the gloomy city of Ter-Teset, this trinity will be hot. The amulet tuner Ines di Salvare dies, turned into a monster by her illness, and Cyclops, Ines’s faithful servant, decides to continue his mistress’ studies, which has been laughed at by the area’s strongest wizards…

The authors dedicated the novel “Cyclops” to Robert Howard, one of the fathers of modern fantasy. However, the scenery of “sword and magic” only emphasizes the realism of the story.


Published 2012 (Russia).

The Grandson of Perseus
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Ancient Greece, Books
The Grandson of Perseus
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2011
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2011.

Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.


It is a heroic epic fantasy novel based on Ancient Greece mythology. The first book is completely translated into English and edited. The second book is also completely translated into English, but it’s editing is in progress.

The novel is based on true Ancient Greece mythology, not on modern literary or cinema interpretations. The main character of both books of the novel is Amphitryon, the grandson of legendary Ancient Greece hero Perseus, and a future father of another great Ancient Greece hero Hercules.

In the first book Amphitryon tries to help his grandfather Perseus in his cruel war against Perseus’s brother, a junior god Dionysus. Many people of Ancient Greece, women especially, become mad and dangerous because of Dionysus cult. Dionysus tries to enlarge his own cult to become an Olympic God. Perseus and his little army fights against Dionysus’s followers: satyrs, centaurs, maenads and some priests. A reader together Perseus’s grandson gets to know many secrets of Perseus family: about Perseus childhood, youth, fighting against Medusa Gorgon and etc.; about Perseus wife Andromeda, about grandfather’s madness...

Young Amphitryon recognized about conspiracy against his grandfather Perseus. Amphitryon and two his friends try to warn Perseus, but after many dangerous adventures all of them including Perseus and his warriors fall into Dionysus’s magic time-trap. The reality was changed, and now the cult of Dionysus became official in all Greece. So, Perseus changes his tactics, now he ignores Dionysus and his followers. But Dionysus needs Perseus as his greatest enemy to finish his way to Olympus. He needs a great final battle to become an Olympic God. Dionysus meets Perseus and provokes him to fight. Perseus kills Dionysus. But it was a part of Dionysus cunning plan. He needs to die for resurrection as a new powerful god. Dionysus resurrects and became an Olympic God.

In the end of the first book of the novel Perseus dies together his wife Andromeda, and both of them ascend to the sky to become a Constellation of Perseus and Andromeda.


Published 2011 (Russia).

The novel “Perseus’s Grandson” by H. L. Oldie received the National Award of Ukraine in the field of fantastic literature as The Best Novel of 2012; Kiev, Ukraine, 2013. The novel also received the "Ursa Major" Great Prize at the "Aju-Dag Constellation Convention"; Crimea, Ukraine, 2012.

The Grandson of Perseus. Vol. 2: The Son of Limping Alceus
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Ancient Greece, Books
The Grandson of Perseus. Vol. 2: The Son of Limping Alceus
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2011
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2011.

Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.


It is a heroic epic fantasy novel based on Ancient Greece mythology. The first book is completely translated into English and edited. The second book is also completely translated into English, but it’s editing is in progress.

The novel is based on true Ancient Greece mythology, not on modern literary or cinema interpretations. The main character of both books of the novel is Amphitryon, the grandson of legendary Ancient Greece hero Perseus, and a future father of another great Ancient Greece hero Hercules.

The second book. More than 10 years passed. Amphitryon became a warrior and a leader in war. He returns to his native town Tiryns as a winner in the war against pirates. Than he comes to Argos where his uncle Electryon governs. Amphitryon is rich and well-known war leader, he goes to merry Electryon’s daughter Alcmene. All in his life is good.

But Electryon’s sons die in the battle against sons of pirate leader Pterelaus. Electryon takes the oath from Amphitryon: he’ll revenge for the Electryon’s sons death, he’ll kill Pterelaus. Than Amphitryon’s friend Triton kills Electryon in an occasional quarrel. Amphitryon takes Triton’s fault to himself to save his friend. So, Amphitryon becomes an exile, he leaves Argos with Triton, Alcmene and his little nephew, Electryon’s bastard.

Amphitryon tries to find someone who’ll purify him from murder’s pollution. He wanders from town to town, but nobody wants to purify him. Also he must to execute his oath and to kill Pterelaus. According Electryon’s words, Alcmene will never give birth to Amphitryon’s child until the oath will be executed. But Pterelaus leads a large army of pirates. Amphitryon can’t fight against him alone. Also Pterelaus is invulnerable in battle. His father is Olympic God Poseidon, and he gives to his son such magic ability.

Finally Amphitryon comes to Thebes. The ruler of Thebes agrees to purify Amphitryon if he’ll kill a monstrous Teumessian Fox, the creature of Dionysus and the curse of Thebes. Amphitryon kills Teumessian Fox with the help of his father Alceus, his old friend Cephalus and Cephalus’s magic dog. The ruler of Thebes purifies him from murder’s pollution, and Amphitryon becomes a new war leader of Thebes army.

Amphitryon musters a large army to fight against Pterelaus and his pirates. Some battles happened. In one battle Pterelaus kills Amphitryon’s friend Triton. After all Amphitryon meets Pterelaus face-to-face and kills him after hard fighting. Pterelaus’s daughter steals father’s artifact of invulnerability before the final duel. She loves Amphitryon and wants to become his wife. But Amphitryon rejects her love and kills her for father’s betrayal.

Now Amphitryon goes home, to Thebes where Alcmene waits for him.


Published 2012 (Russia).

The novel “Perseus’s Grandson” by H. L. Oldie received the National Award of Ukraine in the field of fantastic literature as The Best Novel of 2012; Kiev, Ukraine, 2013. The novel also received the "Ursa Major" Great Prize at the "Aju-Dag Constellation Convention"; Crimea, Ukraine, 2012.

The Grandson of Perseus. Vol. 1: My Grandfather is a Exterminator
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Ancient Greece, Books
The Grandson of Perseus. Vol. 1: My Grandfather is a Exterminator
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2011
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2011.

Heroic mythological fantasy; Ancient Greece.


It is a heroic epic fantasy novel based on Ancient Greece mythology. The first book is completely translated into English and edited. The second book is also completely translated into English, but it’s editing is in progress.

The novel is based on true Ancient Greece mythology, not on modern literary or cinema interpretations. The main character of both books of the novel is Amphitryon, the grandson of legendary Ancient Greece hero Perseus, and a future father of another great Ancient Greece hero Hercules.

In the first book Amphitryon tries to help his grandfather Perseus in his cruel war against Perseus’s brother, a junior god Dionysus. Many people of Ancient Greece, women especially, become mad and dangerous because of Dionysus cult. Dionysus tries to enlarge his own cult to become an Olympic God. Perseus and his little army fights against Dionysus’s followers: satyrs, centaurs, maenads and some priests. A reader together Perseus’s grandson gets to know many secrets of Perseus family: about Perseus childhood, youth, fighting against Medusa Gorgon and etc.; about Perseus wife Andromeda, about grandfather’s madness...

Young Amphitryon recognized about conspiracy against his grandfather Perseus. Amphitryon and two his friends try to warn Perseus, but after many dangerous adventures all of them including Perseus and his warriors fall into Dionysus’s magic time-trap. The reality was changed, and now the cult of Dionysus became official in all Greece. So, Perseus changes his tactics, now he ignores Dionysus and his followers. But Dionysus needs Perseus as his greatest enemy to finish his way to Olympus. He needs a great final battle to become an Olympic God. Dionysus meets Perseus and provokes him to fight. Perseus kills Dionysus. But it was a part of Dionysus cunning plan. He needs to die for resurrection as a new powerful god. Dionysus resurrects and became an Olympic God.

In the end of the first book of the novel Perseus dies together his wife Andromeda, and both of them ascend to the sky to become a Constellation of Perseus and Andromeda.


Published 2011 (Russia).

The novel “Perseus’s Grandson” by H. L. Oldie received the National Award of Ukraine in the field of fantastic literature as The Best Novel of 2012; Kiev, Ukraine, 2013. The novel also received the "Ursa Major" Great Prize at the "Aju-Dag Constellation Convention"; Crimea, Ukraine, 2012.

Something about…
Henry Lion Oldie
2011-2015, Books, Short stories
Something about…
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2010
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Description :

RU, UA. Cycle of  small stories, 2010-2015.

Humorous small stories about fantastic heroes and creatures.

Content:

  • "Something About Seers"
  • "Something About Women"
  • "Something About Vampires"
  • "Something About Dragons"
  • "Something About the Gods" (family life in ancient Greece)

Published 6 times from 2010 to 2022 (Ukraine, Russia)

The shadows of my Сity
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Short stories
The shadows of my Сity
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2010
Language : Russian, English, Ukrainian, French
Reader's Review : Mystical stories in the modern world.
Description :

RU, UA, EN, FR. Cycle of short stories, 1998-2010.

Mystical stories in the modern world.

Content:

Published more than 10 times from 1999 to 2020 (Ukraine, Russia, France)

She and her men
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Ancient Greece, Books
She and her men
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2009
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mythological ironical fantasy - history of Helen of Troy; Ancient Greece.
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RU, UA. Story, 2009.

Mythological ironical fantasy - history of Helen of Troy; Ancient Greece.

Published 8 times from 2009 to 2014 (Russia).

Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2010
Language : Russian, Urkanian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2010.

Space Opera.

Published 2 times from 2010 to 2012 (Russia).

Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 3: The Exile of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 3: The Exile of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2010
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
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RU, UA. Novel, 2010.

Space Opera.

Published 2 times from 2011 to 2012 (Russia).

Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 2: The Queen of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 2: The Queen of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2009
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
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Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2010.

Space Opera.

Published 2 times from 2010 to 2012 (Russia).

Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 1: The Child of Oikoumene
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Urbi et Orbi or To the City and To the World. Vol. 1: The Child of Oikoumene
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2009
Language : Russian, Urkanian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2009.

Space Opera.

Published 2 times from 2010 to 2012 (Russia).

Ask, and It Will Be Given to You
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Modern
Ask, and It Will Be Given to You
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2009
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Cyber-thriller.
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RU. Novel, 2009.

Cyber-thriller.

Published 2009 (Russia).

Fants for fans
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Essay
Fants for fans
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2008
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.
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Description :

RU. Collection of essays, 2008

Essays, articles, notes, interviews, transcripts of master classes dedicated to literary skill and fantasy novels.

Published several times from 2008 (Russia).

Trubute
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Short stories
Trubute
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2008
Language : Russian, English, French, Ukrainian
Reader's Review : Tributes to Master of Fantasy and Fiction stories.
Description :

RU, EN, FR, UK. Cycle of  short stories, 2006-2008.

Tributes to Master of Fantasy and Fiction stories.

Content:

Published more than 10 times from 2007 to 2012 (Ukraine, Russia, France)

Alumen. Vol. 3: The Mechanism of Life
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Collaboration
Alumen. Vol. 3: The Mechanism of Life
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2009
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.
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RU. Novel, 2008-2009. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.

Published 2 times from 2009 to 2011 (Russia).

Alumen. Vol. 2: The Mechanism of Space
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Collaboration
Alumen. Vol. 2: The Mechanism of Space
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2008
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.
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RU. Novel, 2008. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.

Published 2 times from 2009 to 2011 (Russia).

Alumen. Vol. 1: The Mechanism of Time
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
2006-2010, Books, Collaboration
Alumen. Vol. 1: The Mechanism of Time
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
Publish : 2008
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.
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RU. Novel, 2008. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Steam-punk, conspiracy, adventure historical novel, XIX century.

Published 2 times from 2009 to 2011 (Russia).

Harpy
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Absolut fantasy, Books
Harpy
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2008
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure ironic fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 2007-2008.

Adventure ironic fantasy.


The poet Thomas Binnory, the king’s favorite, dies of mental illness. All the efforts of healers and medical magicians are in vain. Only a harpy, a bird woman, an inhabitant of a reservation on the Strofadsky Islands, can save the unfortunate. But will she agree, remembering how people fought with her tribe, forcing them out of their ancestral lands? And if she agrees, what will Kelena the Grimly do with the poet, knowing that the most experienced sorcerers of Rettii are not able to notice the impact of the harpy? Everyone is watching the winged guest – Nexus, the private demonologist Kruchek, the captain of the life guards Sternblad, the thief Chris-Fidget, Professor Isidora Gorgauz, in the past – abusive magician…


Published 2 times from 2008 to 2011 (Russia).

Three tales of miracles
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Absolut fantasy, Books
Three tales of miracles
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2007
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Adventure ironic fantasy.
Description :

RU, UA. Three novelettes in world of "Absolute fantasy", 2007.

Adventure ironic fantasy.


Are miracles possible in a world permeated through with magic? In a world where certified sorcerers live, where magic is called High Science and is used everywhere? Do not rush to draw conclusions – the sorcerers also may face a miracle that goes beyond his power. A mental backbone parasite clings to the young blademaster. Dreamulle, an octopus-like dream bearer, torments a vampire sleeping in a coffin at night. The grandson of the Sorrento hysteria and the Blind Cyclops is born a madman, the owner of a destructive third eye. But the H. L. Oldie would not be true to themselves if eternal human problems did not stand behind this feast of fantasy. How much is a moment of mercy worth? How much is honor and courage now? By what measure shall we measure victory over ourselves?


Content:

  • "The Dreamulle of Reginald the Vampire"
  • "Parasite"
  • "Sheller"

Published more than 10 times from 2007 to 2021 (Ukraine, Russia)

Watch of the Seven Archives
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Absolut fantasy, Books, Short stories
Watch of the Seven Archives
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2007
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Adventure ironic fantasy.
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RU, UA. Short stories in world of "Absolute fantasy", 2003-2007.

Adventure ironic fantasy.

Content:

  • "Good old evil"
  • "Duel"
  • "Princess without dragon"
  • "Tournament in Blesois"
  • "Curse"

Published more than 10 times from 2007 to 2021 (Ukraine, Russia)

Oikoumene. Vol. 3: The Puppet Master
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Oikoumene. Vol. 3: The Puppet Master
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2007
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2007.

Space Opera.


The galley arrives on a civilized planet. Luchano participates in Pompilian TV shows and shares with the viewers the truth about himself and his life. Luchano, as part of his new status, also has to look after an athletic-looking imbecile who is a prisoner in the basement of the house where Luchano lives. Later on, the prisoner turns out to be a mutilated Antis.

A Pompilian noble woman named Julia is interested in using Luchano Borgotta’s unusual gifts for some secret psycho-research. She offers Luchano a contract and promises to help him become a free man. But a group of Vekhden’s terrorists kidnap Luchano, Julia, and two children, known as the twins-Gematers. After fascinating and dangerous adventures, Luchano learns the secret of the twins-Gematers: they were born as result of a genetic experiment and have specific "energetic" abilities.

The terrorists' starship also comes across the hydras. Now the kidnappers and their hostages have to work together to survive. Their group lands on a planet and gets trapped by a local and maniacal sheriff. Luchano and the terrorists work together to escape from the planet.

Strange and complicated events happen with the mutilated Antis, who makes an unexpected appearance during the adventures. It is discovered that the Antis used to be the Leader of Antises in the Vekhden Empire. The Antis and the twins-Gematers grow close to Luchano due to his extraordinary gifts. Finally, Luchano helps the Antis return to his normal form and regain his abilities; the Gematers-twins find their father, the professor who experimented with interracial sexual liaisons. Then Luchano, Julia, and several of their new friends find a method to create Antises from ordinary people of different races. At the end, their discoveries make all of the people in the Galaxy potential Antises with the ability to live and travel as wavelike forms throughout the Universe.


The main races mentioned in the novel (all of them are humans).

Energetic Races (Energets):

– Bramainies: people who can accumulate and use the energy that they get from their personal sufferings.

– Gematers: genius-mathematicians who can make the "gematrixes," which accumulate the energy of the Universe.

– Pompilians: slaveholders that use slaves and their energy for all their needs. The Pompilians with their specific psycho-abilities can turn any person into a slave. They mark their slaves, and through those marks, they command them.

– Vekhdens: Masters of Fire who can reach, manage, and accumulate their "internal energy" by limiting themselves with specific restrictions.

– Voodoons: people who use the energy of spirits known as "Loa." Voodoons believe that each person, creature, and thing in the world has its own Loa. Voodoons are the best doctors in Oikoumene.

Non-Energetic Races:

– Barbarians: ordinary people living on planets with underdeveloped technologies.

– Technologists: ordinary people living on planets with well-developed technologies.

People with super abilities:

– Antises: about several hundred of the people-Energets in the Galaxy (anyone is a potential Antis, with the exception of Pompilians). Antises can transform their material body into wavelike form and travel in space and hyper-space without spaceships or spacesuits. Antises have a very powerful energetic potential and can protect a planet from an armada of attacking enemies.

Some events in the novel are connected to dangerous continuum fluctuations - the “hydras”; these creatures live and operate in space. Some of them destroy spacecraft, kill people, or drive them mad. Special patrol spaceships of the “Sorcerer” class and the Antises in their wavelike form destroy the hydras and clean the routes for spaceships. Few people in the Galaxy know that the most developed “hydras” are actually intelligent life forms and can contact humans.


Published 5 times from 2007 to 2019 (Russia).

In 2007, Oikoumene got the title of "The Best Russian Science Fiction Novel of 2007" as reported by "Fantastic World" magazine (Moscow, Russia), and the main character of this novel, Luchano Borgotta, got the title of "The Best Fantastic Hero of the Year."

In 2008 at the 5th International SF & Fantasy Assembly "Portal" in Kiev (Ukraine), H. L. Oldie got a "Great Portal" award for this novel.

 

Oikoumene. Vol. 2: Pupa
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Oikoumene. Vol. 2: Pupa
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2007
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Space Opera
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2006-2007.

Space Opera.


The galley arrives on a civilized planet. Luchano participates in Pompilian TV shows and shares with the viewers the truth about himself and his life. Luchano, as part of his new status, also has to look after an athletic-looking imbecile who is a prisoner in the basement of the house where Luchano lives. Later on, the prisoner turns out to be a mutilated Antis.

A Pompilian noble woman named Julia is interested in using Luchano Borgotta’s unusual gifts for some secret psycho-research. She offers Luchano a contract and promises to help him become a free man. But a group of Vekhden’s terrorists kidnap Luchano, Julia, and two children, known as the twins-Gematers. After fascinating and dangerous adventures, Luchano learns the secret of the twins-Gematers: they were born as result of a genetic experiment and have specific "energetic" abilities.

The terrorists' starship also comes across the hydras. Now the kidnappers and their hostages have to work together to survive. Their group lands on a planet and gets trapped by a local and maniacal sheriff. Luchano and the terrorists work together to escape from the planet.

Strange and complicated events happen with the mutilated Antis, who makes an unexpected appearance during the adventures. It is discovered that the Antis used to be the Leader of Antises in the Vekhden Empire. The Antis and the twins-Gematers grow close to Luchano due to his extraordinary gifts. Finally, Luchano helps the Antis return to his normal form and regain his abilities; the Gematers-twins find their father, the professor who experimented with interracial sexual liaisons. Then Luchano, Julia, and several of their new friends find a method to create Antises from ordinary people of different races. At the end, their discoveries make all of the people in the Galaxy potential Antises with the ability to live and travel as wavelike forms throughout the Universe.


The main races mentioned in the novel (all of them are humans).

Energetic Races (Energets):

– Bramainies: people who can accumulate and use the energy that they get from their personal sufferings.

– Gematers: genius-mathematicians who can make the "gematrixes," which accumulate the energy of the Universe.

– Pompilians: slaveholders that use slaves and their energy for all their needs. The Pompilians with their specific psycho-abilities can turn any person into a slave. They mark their slaves, and through those marks, they command them.

– Vekhdens: Masters of Fire who can reach, manage, and accumulate their "internal energy" by limiting themselves with specific restrictions.

– Voodoons: people who use the energy of spirits known as "Loa." Voodoons believe that each person, creature, and thing in the world has its own Loa. Voodoons are the best doctors in Oikoumene.

Non-Energetic Races:

– Barbarians: ordinary people living on planets with underdeveloped technologies.

– Technologists: ordinary people living on planets with well-developed technologies.

People with super abilities:

– Antises: about several hundred of the people-Energets in the Galaxy (anyone is a potential Antis, with the exception of Pompilians). Antises can transform their material body into wavelike form and travel in space and hyper-space without spaceships or spacesuits. Antises have a very powerful energetic potential and can protect a planet from an armada of attacking enemies.

Some events in the novel are connected to dangerous continuum fluctuations - the “hydras”; these creatures live and operate in space. Some of them destroy spacecraft, kill people, or drive them mad. Special patrol spaceships of the “Sorcerer” class and the Antises in their wavelike form destroy the hydras and clean the routes for spaceships. Few people in the Galaxy know that the most developed “hydras” are actually intelligent life forms and can contact humans.


Published 5 times from 2007 to 2019 (Russia).

In 2007, Oikoumene got the title of "The Best Russian Science Fiction Novel of 2007" as reported by "Fantastic World" magazine (Moscow, Russia), and the main character of this novel, Luchano Borgotta, got the title of "The Best Fantastic Hero of the Year."

In 2008 at the 5th International SF & Fantasy Assembly "Portal" in Kiev (Ukraine), H. L. Oldie got a "Great Portal" award for this novel.

Oikoumene. Vol. 1: Puppeteer
Henry Lion Oldie
2006-2010, Books, Oikoumene
Oikoumene. Vol. 1: Puppeteer
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2006
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Novel; Vol. 1: "Puppeteer", 2006) Space Opera About 113.000 words Published 6 times from 2006 to 2012 (Russia)
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2006.

Space Opera.


Puppeteer is the first book of the trilogy Oikoumene. The author calls the novel an adventure “Space-Opera” or “Space Symphony.” As of today, the first and second books have been completely translated from Russian into English. The translation of the third book is in progress.

The dynamic plot, remarkable characters, breathtaking adventures, and humanistic and philosophical ideas make this novel popular among its readers.

The novel presents a vision of the distant future. Human races with unusual "energetic abilities" live in the Oikoumene on different planets revolving around different suns. There are spaceships, bio-computers and bio-technologies, newly invented materials, nanotechnologies, virtual reality, travels in hyper-space, plasma- and- ray-guns, powerful "inter-phase" weapons, people with psycho-abilities, etc.

The main character of the novel is Luchano Borgotta. He was born on Borgo, a planet that belongs to Technologists. Luchano is the director of “The Den,” a traveling theatre troupe specializing in contact impersonation. He and his artists are neurodrivers – people who can mentally influence and completely take over the vocal and motor functions of others. The Den performs for clients who pay for this experience as a form of entertainment or as a way to improve certain abilities. Neurodrivers can help a professional orator make an important speech. They can make someone play a role like a professional actor. They can even help someone with a disability move properly.

As a result of a mistake Luchano makes while controlling a powerful client, he is arrested, tried, and convicted of a crime. His punishment is exile on a Pompilian spaceship – the galley of Guy Octavian Tumidus – as a slave. Tumidus controls many slaves who are all "living batteries" and whose energy drives the galley services. Tumidus’s ship raids barbarian planets in order to abduct their inhabitants as slaves. On that planet, Luchano saves Tumidus’s life and helps him return to the galley.

On their way back to the civilized part of the Galaxy, a group of hydras (continuum fluctuations) attacks the spaceship. During the battle with hydras, a fragment of a continuum fluctuation penetrates Luchano's body and mind. As a result, Luchano is endowed with some unusual gifts. He starts receiving visual and auditory information about past and future events.

Because Luchano saved his life, Tumidus changes Luchano’s slave status to "semilibertus" – a half slave and half free-man…


Published 6 times from 2006 to 2019 (Russia).

Shooter
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
2001-2005, Books, Collaboration
Shooter
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
Publish : 2005
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Urban fantasy, mystical thriller.
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RU. Novel, 2004-2005. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Urban fantasy, mystical thriller.

Published 7 times from 2006 to 2010 (Russia).

Bridge over the Ocean
Oleg Ladyzhensky
2001-2005, Books, Poetry
Bridge over the Ocean
Author : Oleg Ladyzhensky
Publish : 2005
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky.
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RU. Poetry collection, 2005.

Author's collection of poems by Oleg Ladyzhensky, which included works both previously published in the context of Oldie's novels and stories, and new ones published for the first time.

Published several times from 2005 (Russia).

The Asylum for Heroes
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Absolut fantasy, Books
The Asylum for Heroes
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2005
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Adventure ironic fantasy-detective.
Description :

RU, UA. Novel, 2005.

Adventure ironic fantasy-detective.


Six guests of the “The Asylum of Heroes” hotel have disappeared as a result of a night raid by mysterious intruders. The investigation of the crime is entrusted to two competing services, but Baron von Schmutz, chief quisitor of the Vigilant Order, and the highest-qualified magician Henrietta Kukol, Vigilla of the Quiet Tribunal, do not yet know where their paths of investigation will lead. Perhaps it will be the sinister Churih, a nest of necromancers, or the citadel of the Black and White Mayorat, where in ancient times the master of the most ridiculous of knightly orders stepped from the balcony into eternity…


Published 7 times from 2006 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia).

ShMagic
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Absolut fantasy, Books, Translations
ShMagic
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2004
Translator : Ekaterina Kimaeva
Language : Russian, English, Ukrainian
Reader's Review : Adventure ironic fantasy.
Description :

RU, UA, EN. Novel, 2003-2004.

Adventure ironic fantasy.


Shmagic is a whimsical fantasy novel that follows the brooding hero Andrea Musculus, a wizard-malefic from Rettia Kingdom, who is pushed to investigate the disappearance of some children from the small town of Yatritsa. Andrea questions the brash locals, flirty witches, and resolute demon hunters who inhabit the town and surrounding forest, and he comes across local people with a weak power called “shmagic.” When a missing child returns all alone and talks of a strange place where a little girl was playing, Andrea’s investigation extends into another world, where supernatural powers threaten Yatritsa locals and Rettia alike. But just as the mystery of the missing children deepens, Andrea becomes obsessed with the “shmagic” of the local people, uncertain what it might mean for wizards like him. Before he can focus on battling the forces that are responsible for the missing children, he must overcome an internal struggle — a wizard’s existential dilemma.

“Shmagic” is an adventure fantasy novel mixed with irony. Andrea Musculus, a wizard-malefic, comes to Yatritsa – a small provincial town. He is on an important mission: to bring three virgins into town so he can have covers made from their skins for his magical manuscripts. Strange events happen in Yatritsa, and Musculus is forced to take part in investigation of the events.

Little children, kidnapped from the town, suddenly came back again. Upon their return, they talk of a weird place, where a strange little girl played with them. Young lad Janosh and old dyer Leonard Shveller, who look like true magicians, turn out to be shmagicians, people with a magic “break”! Malice, a local witch, keeps big secrets about the attempt on the King’s life that happened near Yatritsa five years ago...

After participating in many strange events in the town Andrea Musculus tries to solve the puzzle. He learns about the syndrome of “fake mana” or “break”, derogatorily called “magic-shmagic” by the common folk. Andrea Musculus meets Fortunate Nail – a qualified magician and a demon hunter; and Lilliputian Zizi – a girl-acrobat who also has a magic “break”. Andrea collects a lot of new interesting information about the nature of demons and events that had happened in Yatritsa five years ago...


“Shmagic” is the first and absolutely independent novel from “Pure Fantasy” cycle by Henry Lion Oldie, The Best European SF & Fantasy Writer of 2006 by EuroCon (ESFS) version. The novel “Shmagic” was published 7 times in Russia and Ukraine during 7 years.

Published 7 times from 2004 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia, English)

The Pentacle
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
2001-2005, Books, Collaboration
The Pentacle
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Publish : 2004
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Urban fantasy, mystics.
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RU, UA. The novel-cycle of 30 short stories, 2004. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov and Marina & Sergey Dyachenko.

Urban fantasy, mystics.

Published 6 times from 2004 to 2010 (Ukraine, Russia).

Songs of Peter Sliadek
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Legends, Translations
Songs of Peter Sliadek
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2003
Translator : Irina and Michael Pevzner
Language : Russian, English
Reader's Review : Historic adventure poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe.
Description :

RU, EN. The novel-cycle of 12 novelettes, 2001-2003

Historic adventure poetic fantasy; Medieval Europe.


Traveling over many roads is Peter Sliadek, the wandering minstrel. Peter’s greatest gift? The ability to listen to people.
It’s his unique talent and his fateful journey; the heavy cross he bears. Time after time, he listens to the confessions of the people he meets.
A highway robber, a magician’s apprentice, and a naïve young girl play a literal game with fate -and try to win. A monk and a judge whirl about as opposite poles of a single duality. A genie appoints himself as the angelic conscience of a duplicitous merchant. The son of a fencing master fights swords with words and words with swords. The gauntlet of a wizard knight crawls through the palace chapel at night. The elusive Anika the Warrior fills mercenaries with terror. And finally, Death himself offers Peter a chance to play in the Last Game.

The plot of each novelette relates to a country to which Peter travels: Poland, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, and the Asian world with its florid tales and customs. Cassandra, Khoma Brut, the Borgia, Vlad Tepes, and Michelangelo are characters of alternative history Peter meets during his travels from one country to another one. Together with Peter, you can visit the radiance of Venice, the evil Black Wallachia, the cursed island Montecristo, and the free town of Guldenberg. Each place has its stories and miracles… And skeletons hidden in the closet.


Content:

Published 8 times from 2004 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia, English)

Jesters
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Modern
Jesters
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2002
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Buffoonery, grotesque, phantasmagoria, humor.
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RU. Novel, 2002.

Buffoonery, grotesque, phantasmagoria, humor.

Published 6 times from 2003 to 2011 (Russia).

Second Hand
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Et cetera, Translations
Second Hand
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2002
Translator : Dina Pohl, Falk Steinle
Language : Russian, Urkanian, German
Reader's Review : Tragicomic mysticism.
Description :

RU, DE, UA. Play, 2002.

Tragicomic mysticism.

Published 8 times from 2002 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia).

Order of St. Bestseller
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Modern
Order of St. Bestseller
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2002
Language : Russian
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RU. Novel, 2002.

Adventure ironic urban fantasy.

Published 6 times from 2002 to 2008 (Russia).

Where is Your Father, Adam?
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Modern
Where is Your Father, Adam?
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2001
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Philosophical science fiction.
Description :

RU, UA. Novella, 2001.

Philosophical science fiction.

Published 7 times from 2001 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia).

Your Turn
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Your Turn
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2001
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mystical thriller.
Description :

RU, UA. Novella, 2001.

Mystical thriller.

Published 7 times from 2002 to 2012 (Ukraine, Russia)

The Almshouse
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Legends
The Almshouse
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2001
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure alternate history, Medieval Europe.
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RU. Novel, 2000-2001.

Adventure alternate history, Medieval Europe.

Published 7 times from 2001 to 2009 (Russia).

Alien among Our Own
Henry Lion Oldie
2001-2005, Books, Et cetera
Alien among Our Own
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2001
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Cosmic comedy.
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RU. Novella, 2001.

Cosmic comedy.

Published 10 times from 2001 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia).

Odysseus Son of Laertes. Vol. 2: The Man of Cosmos
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Ancient Greece, Books
Odysseus Son of Laertes. Vol. 2: The Man of Cosmos
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2000
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mythological epic fantasy, Ancient Greece.
Description :

RU. Novel, 2000.

Mythological epic fantasy, Ancient Greece.

Published 7 times from 2001 to 2012 (Russia).

Odysseus Son of Laertes. Vol. 1: The Man of Nomos
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Ancient Greece, Books
Odysseus Son of Laertes. Vol. 1: The Man of Nomos
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 2000
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Mythological epic fantasy; Ancient Greece.
Description :

RU. Novel, 1999-2000.

Mythological epic fantasy; Ancient Greece.

Published 7 times from 2000 to 2012 (Russia).

Path of the Cursed (apologia of necro-romanticism)
Dmitry Gromov
1996-2000, Books, Et cetera
Path of the Cursed (apologia of necro-romanticism)
Author : Dmitry Gromov
Publish : 2000
Language : Російська
Reader's Review : Mystical thriller, action, philosophy, vampires.
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RU. Novella, 1996-1999.

Mystical thriller, action, philosophy, vampires.


This is a story about two vampires (a man and a young girl) in the modern town. The main hero of the novelette, Vlad (but not Dracula-Tsepesh!) exists as a vampire about 20 years. He is bored with his sensless existance and by endless bloody deathes for his feeding - but Vlad meets very young girl Elvira and falls in love with her. Elvira gets to know that Vlad is a vampire, she falls in love too and asks Vlad to make her a vampiress too. Vlad doesn't want to make her a vampiress, course he knows that the vampire's "life" is not so good and romantic, as Elvira thinks. But it was their (or her?) destiny, and finally Vlad makes her a vampiress. They love each other, they are almost happy, but Elvira is a stupid yang girl, and he makes two of her former friends a vampires too. The quantity of vampires in the town increases up to the critical level, and the vampire hunter Immortal Monk arrives to the town with his monks-soldiers. The bloody battle between vampires and Immortal Monk begins.

But during all the plot line it seems to Vlad (and later to Elvira too) that their life is unreal, it's only an illusion. They see the same strange dreams of another place. Maybe, they are a sacrifices of the crazy experiment? Or they are dying, and they escape from the death to this illusionary reality created by their own dying brains? And that is why Vlad gets to recognize some cinema and literary cliches in reality around him?

During the fighting against Immortal Monk, escaping from him, next battles and etc. Vlad found in himself and in Elvira some new extraordinary abilities. He must to trust in himself, that he can to fly, to turn into a mist, to regulate his temperature, to break some technique at the distance and etc. - and he'll realy be able to do such things! But finally Vlad and Elvira fell into the Monk's trap. The sun is rising, and it will burnt the vampires. At the last seconds Vlad and Elvira use auto-suggestion method, and their spirits dislocate to another reality where they meet an astral creature called Curator. Curator tells them, that they came to the next level of existance, they are free from their fears, hopes, attachments... and bodies. But Vlad and Elvira don't want to exist in this astral world, and they return to their bodies - but with new extra-abilities. They don't need no more blood for feeding, a sun can't burnt them, and etc... But their vampiric essence haven't changed!.. And is the realiry around a true reality? Or it's a next level of illusion?..

It's a very primitive plot line of the novelette. Really the novelette is much more complex, the necro-romantic mood and some philosophical and psychological elements and nuances are very important too.


Published 12 times from 2000 to 2020 (Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia).

Magiosi. Vol. 2: My Sin is Always with Me
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Legends, Translations
Magiosi. Vol. 2: My Sin is Always with Me
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1999
Reader's Review : Alternate history, urban fantasy; Russia at the beginning of XX century.
Description :

RU, FR. "Magiosi" (novel, vol. 2: "My Sin is Always with Me", 1999)

Alternate history, urban fantasy; Russia at the beginning of XX century.


The alternative history with magic. Alternative Russia, the end of XIX – the early beginning of XX century. The magic exists in this alternative variant of our world, but all magic actions are un-lawful. And all magicians are considered to be criminal. The special police service called "The Raiding Corps “Barbarian”" traces the magicians (mages) in Russia to put them into jail. The "Barbarians" are unreceptive to magic influences.

The system of magic in this world is unusual. Every mage must have a pupil to be able to cast spell. A mage is powerless without a pupil. A mage signs a special mystical contract with their future pupil. And then when the mage casts some spells, their pupil learns these spells automatically, without an individual process of teaching and learning. The energy needed in the case of "ordinary teaching" is not spent in the case of such "direct teaching". And the "teacher"-mage uses this saved energy for their spell. They have no different source of magic energy.

But all these actions and contracts are not only completely illegal. The system of "direct magic teaching" leads to magic's degradation. Actually a "teacher” prints their own magic "matrix" on their pupil. But a copy is always worse than an original. And a copy of a copy is much worse – and all the following copies are even worse, and worse, and worse... So, in the present time all mages are much weaker than hundreds years or even decades ago.

The main characters of this novel are two mages: a man and a woman, their pupils (a young lad and a young girl) – and a lieutenant-colonel ("half-colonel") of "Barbarian" Raiding Corps, who resists the mages. Two mages without pupils, who were exiled to Siberia for their criminal actions, find themselves in a very dangerous situation. They find new pupils and escape from Siberia to European part of Russia with the help of their magic. Some criminal and magic adventures follow.

At the same time the half-colonel begins a new secret but unlawful police operation of killing magician's pupils in order not to teach new people magic. But during this operation the half-colonel begins to understand, that the magic system of "direct teaching" may be useful in other fields of human activity. Finally he puts a stop to the secret operation, meets the above-mentioned mages with their pupils and offers them collaboration to investigate the magic system of teaching.

But in a process of collaboration with half-colonel the mages and their pupils begin to understand, that spreading "the direct teaching" system in other fields of human activity may lead to the end of the human civilization...

The dynamic plot, interesting entourage of alternative Russia, romantic love story, magic and criminal adventures, some fighting, psychological portraits of the heroes and some philosophical and ethical ideas included.


Published 16 times from 2000 to 2015 (Poland, France, Russia).

Magiosi. Vol. 1: Let Their Way Be Wrong and Dark
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Legends, Translations
Magiosi. Vol. 1: Let Their Way Be Wrong and Dark
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1999
Language : French, Russian
Reader's Review : Alternate history, urban fantasy; Russia, a beginning of XX century.
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RU, FR. Novel, 1999.

Alternate history, urban fantasy; Russia, a beginning of XX century.


The alternative history with magic. Alternative Russia, the end of XIX – the early beginning of XX century. The magic exists in this alternative variant of our world, but all magic actions are un-lawful. And all magicians are considered to be criminal. The special police service called "The Raiding Corps “Barbarian” traces the magicians (mages) in Russia to put them into jail. The "Barbarians" are unreceptive to magic influences.

The system of magic in this world is unusual. Every mage must have a pupil to be able to cast spell. A mage is powerless without a pupil. A mage signs a special mystical contract with their future pupil. And then when the mage casts some spells, their pupil learns these spells automatically, without an individual process of teaching and learning. The energy needed in the case of "ordinary teaching" is not spent in the case of such "direct teaching". And the "teacher"-mage uses this saved energy for their spell. They have no different source of magic energy.

But all these actions and contracts are not only completely illegal. The system of "direct magic teaching" leads to magic's degradation. Actually a "teacher” prints their own magic "matrix" on their pupil. But a copy is always worse than an original. And a copy of a copy is much worse – and all the following copies are even worse, and worse, and worse... So, in the present time all mages are much weaker than hundreds years or even decades ago.

The main characters of this novel are two mages: a man and a woman, their pupils (a young lad and a young girl) – and a lieutenant-colonel ("half-colonel") of "Barbarian" Raiding Corps, who resists the mages. Two mages without pupils, who were exiled to Siberia for their criminal actions, find themselves in a very dangerous situation. They find new pupils and escape from Siberia to European part of Russia with the help of their magic. Some criminal and magic adventures follow.

At the same time the half-colonel begins a new secret but unlawful police operation of killing magician's pupils in order not to teach new people magic. But during this operation the half-colonel begins to understand, that the magic system of "direct teaching" may be useful in other fields of human activity. Finally he puts a stop to the secret operation, meets the above-mentioned mages with their pupils and offers them collaboration to investigate the magic system of teaching.

But in a process of collaboration with half-colonel the mages and their pupils begin to understand, that spreading "the direct teaching" system in other fields of human activity may lead to the end of the human civilization...

The dynamic plot, interesting entourage of alternative Russia, romantic love story, magic and criminal adventures, some fighting, psychological portraits of the heroes and some philosophical and ethical ideas included.


Published 16 times from 2000 to 2015 (Poland, France, Russia).

The Boundary. Vol. 2: The Time to Break Rules
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
1996-2000, Books, Collaboration
The Boundary. Vol. 2: The Time to Break Rules
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Publish : 1999
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure philosophical fantasy based on Kabbalah; parallel worlds.
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RU. Novel, 1998-1999. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov and Marina & Sergey Dyachenko.

Adventure philosophical fantasy based on Kabbalah; parallel worlds.


Beginning from the first pages of this novel the reader becomes highly delighted and cannot stop until the whole book is read. We enter a world which is divided by many borders and consists of a number of separate worlds-containers. The Malakh angels have been guarding those borders prohibiting the worlds to contact each other. The containers perish one by one like the members of a body where the blood does not circulate. And once a strange meeting took place: the two-souled hero, the Wild Lord, the courageous captain's daughter Yaryna, the murderous wizard Yehuda-ben-Joseph, the wise bee-master Rudy Panko and the enchantress Salle Keval who is a kind of conductor between the worlds. Among them is also a strange baby, the newly-born "devil's son", the future Saviour, or may be the Antichrist? They met at their ultimate border, and the majestic Malakhs shivered, those whose flesh is made of light and the soul... but they have got no soul at all. Ukraine of the Gogol times, ancient Judaic mystical theories of Kabbalah, exotic lands of fantasy and realistic village huts near Poltava; and among all this there is a man, an ordinary man who strives to find his own personality, and his fate and his dignity.

This wonderful novel combines the features of philosophical discourse, historical novel, thriller and melodrama. The collective project of the writers widely known in the former USSR and abroad is a success, and it's no wonder because Marina and Sergey Dyachenko from Kiev and H. L. Oldie (Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky) and Andrey Valentinov from Kharkov are the the owners of most prestigious literary awards in the field of fantasy in Ukraine, Russia, Moldavia, in Europe and in Israel. Each of their novels was successfully published and republished. In general the volume of their work during last years amounts to almost a million copies! The book written by such a team thanks to its high level will be enjoyed both by most refined experts and by ordinary reader.


Published 12 times from 1999 to 2010 (Poland, Russia). This novel was published in Russia in 1999 as a Club (Collector's) Edition.

This novel got The Golden Prize as "The Best SF & Fantasy Novel" at "Star Bridge" SF & Fantasy Festival in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 2000.

 

The Boundary. Vol. 1: Orphans Cost a Lot in Winter
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
1996-2000, Books, Collaboration
The Boundary. Vol. 1: Orphans Cost a Lot in Winter
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov, Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Publish : 1998
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure philosophical fantasy based on Kabbalah; parallel worlds.
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RU. Novel, 1998. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov and Marina & Sergey Dyachenko.

Adventure philosophical fantasy based on Kabbalah; parallel worlds.


Beginning from the first pages of this novel the reader becomes highly delighted and cannot stop until the whole book is read. We enter a world which is divided by many borders and consists of a number of separate worlds-containers. The Malakh angels have been guarding those borders prohibiting the worlds to contact each other. The containers perish one by one like the members of a body where the blood does not circulate. And once a strange meeting took place: the two-souled hero, the Wild Lord, the courageous captain's daughter Yaryna, the murderous wizard Yehuda-ben-Joseph, the wise bee-master Rudy Panko and the enchantress Salle Keval who is a kind of conductor between the worlds. Among them is also a strange baby, the newly-born "devil's son", the future Saviour, or may be the Antichrist? They met at their ultimate border, and the majestic Malakhs shivered, those whose flesh is made of light and the soul... but they have got no soul at all. Ukraine of the Gogol times, ancient Judaic mystical theories of Kabbalah, exotic lands of fantasy and realistic village huts near Poltava; and among all this there is a man, an ordinary man who strives to find his own personality, and his fate and his dignity.

This wonderful novel combines the features of philosophical discourse, historical novel, thriller and melodrama. The collective project of the writers widely known in the former USSR and abroad is a success, and it's no wonder because Marina and Sergey Dyachenko from Kiev and H. L. Oldie (Dmitry Gromov and Oleg Ladyzhensky) and Andrey Valentinov from Kharkov are the the owners of most prestigious literary awards in the field of fantasy in Ukraine, Russia, Moldavia, in Europe and in Israel. Each of their novels was successfully published and republished. In general the volume of their work during last years amounts to almost a million copies! The book written by such a team thanks to its high level will be enjoyed both by most refined experts and by ordinary reader.


Published 12 times from 1999 to 2010 (Poland, Russia). This novel was published in Russia in 1999 as a Club (Collector's) Edition.

This novel got The Golden Prize as "The Best SF & Fantasy Novel" at "Star Bridge" SF & Fantasy Festival in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 2000.

 

Noperapon, or the Image and Likeness
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Myths
Noperapon, or the Image and Likeness
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1998
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Historical urban fantasy, martial arts, mystical thriller; Medieval Japan and modern Ukraine.
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RU. Novel, 1998.

Historical urban fantasy, martial arts, mystical thriller; Medieval Japan and modern Ukraine.


Japan of the XV century and Kharkov of the XX. Legendary actors of the "No" theater and our contemporaries, the art of ancient actors and modern karate schools, curved streets of Kyoto and avenues lit with bright neon lights, the meeting at the cemetery with a night creature without face and an advertisement with an amazing slogan: "Your task is to survive". It seems that there is nothing in common between all these things. But there is a man, an ordinary man who was driven out of the frames of time and space in order to win or to perish.

When the young actor Motoyoshi killed a "noperapon"-thieve with a wooden sword, when one man became a mirror and the other a weapon; when Death was approaching the Temple of Clear Waters, and the young postgraduate girl-student sent to the hospital one after another six violators - it means that the times meet, their edges coincide and it becomes impossible to define who had been living yesterday and who is living now, if everyone cherishes deep in soul the wish to possess everything at a time and free of charge...

But since we get what we have wanted we cease to be human... Try to take the place of the heroes of the new novel by H. L. Oldie, and the dull reality of our usual world would seem not so dull to you... and not so real at all.


Published 8 times from 1999 to 2020 (Russia).

We Are to Live Here. Vol. 2: Blood is Drunk by Handfuls
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
1996-2000, Books, Collaboration
We Are to Live Here. Vol. 2: Blood is Drunk by Handfuls
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
Publish : 1998
Language : Російська
Reader's Review : Apocalyptic urban fantasy, mystical thriller.
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RU. Novel, 1995-1998. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Apocalyptic urban fantasy, mystical thriller.


Amazing collaboration of the two authors differing so much from each other could not but result in an interesting book. This novel was begun as far as in 1995 and the last words were written in the summer of 1998. And here it is: white letters run across the blue screen, offerings to the gods of water-pipes and repairs are reeking at the "altars" made of the household gas-stoves; centaurs on two wheels bring to the heart attack the militia-men on duty at the roads, and the City is slowly rehabilitating itself after the cataclysm of the Great Toy War... But soon the tanks get immersed into the asphalt pavement, the motorized infantry shoots the inoffensive Minotaurus clad in jeans, and the radio casts a desperate cry: "To all who hear us! We are the City, we perish!" This cry for help will be heard.

The main heroes of the novel are: the writer Alik Zalessky, the detective Era Giselo, the city centaur Faul and the corned Minnie in jeans... human beings all of them. They don't know that the world has changed without asking their permission; they want to live but they're not allowed to. And so comes the day when the sons of the Yellow Serpent Keynary come on the wings of a great storm and they dance over the perishing City and transmute the elements one into another, taking under their control the things created. "We are to live here!" - and the sky splitted forever is smiling with a precious smile. Fine humor and tragic catharsis, conflicts of modernity and sparkles of mythology, dynamic plot and philosophical view on the reality - all this provides real pleasure even to the most exigent readers.


Published 8 times from 1999 to 2010 (Russia).

We Are to Live Here. Vol. 1: Armageddon Happened Yesterday
Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
1996-2000, Books, Collaboration
We Are to Live Here. Vol. 1: Armageddon Happened Yesterday
Author : Henry Lion Oldie, Andrey Valentinov
Publish : 1998
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Apocalyptic urban fantasy, mystical thriller.
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RU. Novel, 1995-1998. Written in collaboration with Andrey Valentinov.

Apocalyptic urban fantasy, mystical thriller.


Amazing collaboration of the two authors differing so much from each other could not but result in an interesting book. This novel was begun as far as in 1995 and the last words were written in the summer of 1998. And here it is: white letters run across the blue screen, offerings to the gods of water-pipes and repairs are reeking at the "altars" made of the household gas-stoves; centaurs on two wheels bring to the heart attack the militia-men on duty at the roads, and the City is slowly rehabilitating itself after the cataclysm of the Great Toy War... But soon the tanks get immersed into the asphalt pavement, the motorized infantry shoots the inoffensive Minotaurus clad in jeans, and the radio casts a desperate cry: "To all who hear us! We are the City, we perish!" This cry for help will be heard.

The main heroes of the novel are: the writer Alik Zalessky, the detective Era Giselo, the city centaur Faul and the corned Minnie in jeans... human beings all of them. They don't know that the world has changed without asking their permission; they want to live but they're not allowed to. And so comes the day when the sons of the Yellow Serpent Keynary come on the wings of a great storm and they dance over the perishing City and transmute the elements one into another, taking under their control the things created. "We are to live here!" - and the sky splitted forever is smiling with a precious smile. Fine humor and tragic catharsis, conflicts of modernity and sparkles of mythology, dynamic plot and philosophical view on the reality - all this provides real pleasure even to the most exigent readers.


Published 8 times from 1999 to 2010 (Russia).

I’ll Take It Myself
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Kabir
I’ll Take It Myself
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1998
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Heroic adventure historical fantasy.
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RU. Novel, 1998.

Heroic adventure historical fantasy.


Although this novel has a real historical background it is closely connected with the worlds of the "ABYSS OF HUNGRY EYES" and "THE WAY OF THE SWORD". It's plot is quite separate but to a certain extent this book is the first part of the cycle "THE WAY OF THE SWORD" because its action begins some centuries earlier.

The Arabian poet of the X century al-Mutanabbi is the man of the sword and the man of the word and... simply a man in the full meaning of this word. But in the first place he's a poet although he can wield his sword skillfully. And the life of a poet is his song. "I'll take it myself" is a brilliant allegoric poem about the fate of Mutanabbi who had been an emir if not even a shakh-in-shakh but rejected the sword and entered the history as a poet. And this fate was not at all easy... At the beginning of the book he succeeded to survive in a duel with a wild nomad, but very soon he failed to withstand a samoum - and got to another world where he became not only a shakh but a carrier of the "farre".

This world is for him a hell (although for somebody else it could be like a paradise), but thanks to the "farre" everyone becomes obedient to his wishes. And, what is more, they're sincerely obedient, people render their services with joy, their souls are changed as the pictures at the computer display. The former rival becomes a devoted friend, women are ready to come to him and even a night brigand attacks the shakh only because the latter yearns for battle. Such a life is in fact real torment for a poet who used to deal with a word which had been cruel - but real. And the war victories over Kabir cannot change the situation because the trouble is rooted in his own soul. He refuses to accept life as alms and shouts desperately: "I'll take it myself!"

What is life and death, honor and dishonor, power and responsibility - all of these great questions are raised in this novel, and there can hardly be a reader who'd remain indifferent to it.


Published 8 times from 1998 to 2018 (Russia).

Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 3: Go Where You Want
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Myths
Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 3: Go Where You Want
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1997
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.
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RU. Novel,  1997,

Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.


Our world stands on the verge of Kali-Youga, the Era of Darkness. The lightnings of the heavenly weapons sparkle over the Fields of Kuru, which became the scene of the greatest of battles. Great heroes and ordinary warriors perish one after another and even Gods themselves are now unable to stop this slaughter. The world approaches its end, daemons penetrate to the gardens of Paradise, the souls of the dead refuse to go to the Blissful halls and to the Hell, and a shadow of the future rises over the ashes of past: it is the Lord Krishna, the Black Trouble-Maker with his favourite flute in hand. Who is he in fact, a rebellious avatar of divine entity, what does he want? But the Era of Darkness wasn't finished after the world's end, it just began, as well as the stories of the terrible god Indra the Thunderer the bull among the followers of Rama-with-an-Axe, and three of his disciples who perished at the Fields of Kuru. After you have read the book it is impossible to forget the images of the giant Gangea the Terrible, or the priest-homunculus Brahman-of-the-Casket, both passionate and passionless, or the merry Karna-Long Ears who gave his invulnerability and the divine rank for the possibility to live and to die by his own choice. In this book each personage has the personality of his own easily discernible from the others.

"The Black Trouble-Maker" is a grandiose epic in three volumes based on the "Mahabharata", one of the greatest books of Mankind, but it is not a retelling but a specific, individual approach to the destinies of the Three worlds which became our reality, to the origins of the Universe and the place of the Man in it. This is the book which is worth reading many times.


Published 16 times from 1998 to 2019 (Russia).

Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 2: Net for World Lords
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Myths
Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 2: Net for World Lords
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1997
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.
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RU. Novel, 1997.

Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.


Our world stands on the verge of Kali-Youga, the Era of Darkness. The lightnings of the heavenly weapons sparkle over the Fields of Kuru, which became the scene of the greatest of battles. Great heroes and ordinary warriors perish one after another and even Gods themselves are now unable to stop this slaughter. The world approaches its end, daemons penetrate to the gardens of Paradise, the souls of the dead refuse to go to the Blissful halls and to the Hell, and a shadow of the future rises over the ashes of past: it is the Lord Krishna, the Black Trouble-Maker with his favourite flute in hand. Who is he in fact, a rebellious avatar of divine entity, what does he want? But the Era of Darkness wasn't finished after the world's end, it just began, as well as the stories of the terrible god Indra the Thunderer the bull among the followers of Rama-with-an-Axe, and three of his disciples who perished at the Fields of Kuru. After you have read the book it is impossible to forget the images of the giant Gangea the Terrible, or the priest-homunculus Brahman-of-the-Casket, both passionate and passionless, or the merry Karna-Long Ears who gave his invulnerability and the divine rank for the possibility to live and to die by his own choice. In this book each personage has the personality of his own easily discernible from the others.

"The Black Trouble-Maker" is a grandiose epic in three volumes based on the "Mahabharata", one of the greatest books of Mankind, but it is not a retelling but a specific, individual approach to the destinies of the Three worlds which became our reality, to the origins of the Universe and the place of the Man in it. This is the book which is worth reading many times.


Published 16 times from 1998 to 2019 (Russia)

 

Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 1: The Thunderstorm in Begininglessnes
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Myths
Black Trouble-Maker. Vol. 1: The Thunderstorm in Begininglessnes
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1997
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.
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RU. Novel, 1996-1997.

Epic mythological fantasy; Ancient India.


Our world stands on the verge of Kali-Youga, the Era of Darkness. The lightnings of the heavenly weapons sparkle over the Fields of Kuru, which became the scene of the greatest of battles. Great heroes and ordinary warriors perish one after another and even Gods themselves are now unable to stop this slaughter. The world approaches its end, daemons penetrate to the gardens of Paradise, the souls of the dead refuse to go to the Blissful halls and to the Hell, and a shadow of the future rises over the ashes of past: it is the Lord Krishna, the Black Trouble-Maker with his favourite flute in hand. Who is he in fact, a rebellious avatar of divine entity, what does he want? But the Era of Darkness wasn't finished after the world's end, it just began, as well as the stories of the terrible god Indra the Thunderer the bull among the followers of Rama-with-an-Axe, and three of his disciples who perished at the Fields of Kuru. After you have read the book it is impossible to forget the images of the giant Gangea the Terrible, or the priest-homunculus Brahman-of-the-Casket, both passionate and passionless, or the merry Karna-Long Ears who gave his invulnerability and the divine rank for the possibility to live and to die by his own choice. In this book each personage has the personality of his own easily discernible from the others.

"The Black Trouble-Maker" is a grandiose epic in three volumes based on the "Mahabharata", one of the greatest books of Mankind, but it is not a retelling but a specific, individual approach to the destinies of the Three worlds which became our reality, to the origins of the Universe and the place of the Man in it. This is the book which is worth reading many times.


Published 16 times from 1997 to 2019 (Russia).

Let Them Die
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Kabir
Let Them Die
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1996
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Modern urban fantasy, mystical thriller.
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RU. Novel, 1996.

Modern urban fantasy, mystical thriller.


This is the world described in the novel "The Way of the Sword", but now about three or four hundred years have passed there. The few "Brilliants" (cold arms having the mind of their own) that survived dwell in "prisons" and "almshouse", i. e. in museums and private collections. Human civilization went completely out of their influence, and intelligent swords and halberds remain only in the fairy-tales or in endless TV "fantasy" serials like the famous "Chan-with-the-Iron-Hand". The progress had been developing fast and wide during all these centuries, and the former world of Chan Unkor his sword Unicorn became almost similar the one familiar to us: skyscraper buildings, telephones, television, automobiles, computers, fire arms and the regional conflicts between the countries that appeared after the splitting of the Kabirean Emirate... In short, the world becomes simple and comprehensive. But... In this "simple and comprehensive" world very unusual things happen. Almost for a month an epidemic of sleepiness rages throughout the whole country which nobody can explain, people perish by tens because of a mysterious and also unexplained "self-shooting" disease; it is manifested in the sudden explosions of the fire arms held by one's hand or in the arms beginning to shoot all by themselves; sometimes one and the same nightmare haunts hundreds of people until, being not able to support it any longer, they kill themselves...

In this novel the reader gets acquainted with a strange little girl hiding beneath her old shawl a dozen of missile knives and killing with them four heavily armed terrorists, with a historian Rashid-al-Shinby who sees wonderful dreams, with the doctor Cadal Khanuman who tries to cure people suffering from the schizoid nightmares and many others. Troubles happened within the criminal clan "Alamut"; policemen began secret investigation. And they found that all ways are leading to the privileged mekhteb (college) "Star hour" where all members of administration are a bit too fond of astrology. When comes the night of Nauruse, the New Year, all of the main heroes gather inside the college fence. What will be the price that they'll have to pay in order to go out, to remain humans, not to fall to the abyss of fear, and inevitable tragedy? Is it easy to be human when one can't discern visions from reality, when former friends become enemies, the pistols fail to shoot but the knives don't miss their targets as usual. Soon the atmosphere becomes tense, the "spiders in the glass" are ready to fight for their lives, and the first blood has been already spilled... What will be the end of this crazy night of Nauruse? What will the coming year bring to the people locked in the mekhteb - and not only to them but to the whole Mankind?

This novel is not directly (by its plot) connected with "The Way of the Sword" although the action takes place in the same world. Both books can be read separately. But together they form a kind of cycle.


Published 8 times from 1997 to 2018 (Russia).

Messiah Clears the Disk
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Myths
Messiah Clears the Disk
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1996
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure historical fantasy-detective, China, 1425 a. d.
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RU. Novel, 1996.

Adventure historical fantasy-detective, China, 1425 a. d.


The Shaolin monastery is famous in the Chinese Empire in the enlightened XV century. There live the monks highly skilled in the arts of fighting and the Emperor himself regards them with favor. The reverend Chzhan Vo belonging to the highest rank of the monastery administration is at the same time the chief of the Emperor's secret police; the Shaolin treasury is full terrible things, thousands of peasants work in the fields belonging to the monastery. It is not strange because about half a century ago the warriors clad in yellow attires to the leader of the uprising of "red bandages" assisting him to drive the Mongol invaders back to the northern steppes and helped him, a simple peasant Chzhu Younchzhan, to ascend the throne of the Emperors of China. The policy of the Middle Empire is silently and inevitably directed by the invisible hands bearing the signs of the dragon and tiger. But strange things do happen in this world of vanity... In one of the towns of China an esteemed merchant all of a sudden came secretly to the house of an eminent dignitary and tore to pieces a rare flower and then pierced his own heart with a knife; then the Eighth Aunt, the wife of a humble dyer, attacked the bodyguards of the Emperor's brother and killed half of them, after which she broke the spine of the favorite little dog of the concubine Suan and cut her own throat with the governor's sword. Never before had the esteemed merchant attempted to be a thieve, never had the Eighth Aunt been skilled in any fighting arts, but on the third day after the death of both criminals very strange spot appeared on their bodies: the signs of the dragon and tiger.

And it is not by chance that the monk with shaven head advised the judge Bao who was appointed to investigate these strange cases to be not too diligent in his enquiries. What in fact is going on in the famous monastery, why the shadow of the patriarch Damo haunts it? It is he, the Bearded Barbarian, who long ago founded the monastery, but his goal had been neither the hoarding of gold nor the political games... Why were the Laws of Karma broken, where did the epidemic of the Buddha Madness come from, why are the dead rising from their graves and how could enter the monastery the strange boy now and then employing in his speech the hackers' slang of the end of the XX century? The answers to all these questions the reader is to find together with the judge Bao, the Taosian wizard Lan Taosin and other heroes of this novel combining several genre of fiction: mystical fantasy, cyberpunk, alternative history and, of course, the "philosophical thriller", which still is the favorite style of Henry Lion Oldie.


The novel "Messiah Clears the Disk" was admitted to the list of the Moscow bestsellers (9th place in the general rating). In 1997 it was given the prize of the Association of Russian-Language Writers of Israel "For an outstanding contribution in the development of modern Russian literature". In 1999, at "Star Bridge" SF & Fantasy Festival in Kharkov (Ukraine) H. L. Oldie received "The Black Belt" (1st degree) as a "Fan-Do Master" - for some fighting fragments from the novel "Messiah Clears the Disk". In 2001, at "Star Bridge" SF & Fantasy Festival in Kharkov (Ukraine) H. L. Oldie got "The Golden Medals of Shaolin" (China-Russia, Shaolin U-Shu Association of Russia) for their novel "Messiah Clears the Disc".

This novel was published many times in Russia, and also in Poland and in Lithuania; the number of copies amount more than 120.000.

Stepchildren of the Eighth Commandment
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Legends, Translations
Stepchildren of the Eighth Commandment
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1996
Language : French, Ukrainian, Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure historical fantasy-romance, Medieval Poland.
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RU, FR, UA. Novel, 1996.

Adventure historical fantasy-romance, Medieval Poland.


In a distant village Shaflary in the lower part of Tatra mountains lives an old man Samuel-batsa; his adopted children are strangely gifted: they seem to be like all other people, but they can do such things that ordinary people shouldn't be able to do. They are thieves, all of them, but not those who rob somebody's money or break into the houses; they take only the other people's thoughts, hopes, abilities and knowledge and they use all this for themselves. And those whom they robbed forget completely all that had been taken from them and even ignore that they have been robbed at all. Samuel's children live rather well: Jan is the abbot in a Benedictine monastery, and he's soon to become a bishop, for many people believe him to be a saint, because they feel relieved of all sins and fears after they confessed to the reverend Jan; Teresa is the wife of a rich merchant and her husband owes much of his success to her. Michal is the voivode in a noble lord's castle, he married a girl whom he loved, and not without profit; such luck is a rare thing, and besides he's a skilled master of fencing and in XVII century such skills are very good payed for. Only the youngest sister Martha was unlucky: she had been the companion and the best friend of the Baroness von Eisendorf who introduced her to the high society in Vienna, but she had lost her place because she fell in love with a common thieve, the merry Joseph. And when she got seriously ill and was at the verge of dying Joseph payed the price of her life to the Death by selling his own soul to the Devil. They agreed that in an appointed moment Joseph should commit the suicide. But when the moment comes Martha succeeds to take the soul of her beloved from the One who had the right to possess it. But a human soul is heavy, heavier than petty thoughts or knowledge, it's difficult to carry it, and Martha failed to retain Joseph's soul; it entered the body of his dog that was sitting and vailing at his master's body... And the lovers flee from the Devil, they cross many countries until they come to Martha's native land and ask her borther Jan the abbot for help. But even within the walls of his monastery evil people and strange creatures lie in wait for Martha. When the news comes that the old Samuel had died in some strange way all his adopted children come together. Short was their travel to Shaflary, but full of dangers and adventures. There at last they learn everything. The end is rather unexpected and almost happy...

This novel is written in a style usual for H. L. Oldie, that of "philosophical fantasy hit", but this time it is more like a classical historical novel and contains accordingly a good deal of romance, jealousy, happy and unhappy love, duels, misticism and so on. The plot is as complicated as it should be in the violent XVII century.


The novel "Stepchildren of the Eighth Commandment" was awarded in 1997 with the "MoonSword" Prize as "the best mystic and horror novel"; some parts of it were used for a radio show.

Published 11 times from 1996 to 2020 (Ukraine, Lithuania, Canada, Russia).

A Hero Must Be Alone
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Ancient Greece, Books
A Hero Must Be Alone
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1995
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.
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RU, UA. Novel, 1995.

Mythological heroic fantasy; Ancient Greece.


First book: "THE SACRIFICES"

The first book (written in the style that can be named "mythological realism") tells about a scarcely known period in the life of Hercules, the greatest hero of Ancient Greece: from his conceiving to the beginning of his famous deeds. The young Alcydes (such is the real name of Hercules) becomes the point where different interests are clashed: those of the Olympic family, of the Titans overthrown into the Tartar and the mysterious Fallen that shared the fate of the older generation of the Immortal as well as of many people. As the result the future hero and his twin brother Iphycles (whom Pindar, Homer and Appolodor remembered but the later authors have forgotten) become the hostages of alien intrigues. Attempt upon the life of Alсmene, the last beloved of Zeus the Thunderer even before she gave birth to the twins, ominous fits of madness that pursue the young hero from his childhood, the altars of the Obsessed by Tartar smoking with the blood of human sacrifices, a deadly dangerous secret that the earthly father of Alcydes, Amphitryon the grandson of Perseus, must keep all his life and even after his death; and all this accompanied with concrete, specific details of the period that later on the scientists will call the XIII century B. C.

The Amphitriad brothers, their mother Alсmene and father Amphitryon, Olympic gods, satyrs and centaurs are shown as live beings, without the conventional features well-known to everybody who is acquainted with adapted editions of Greek myths. The events and characters that are mentioned in the books only in passing come unexpectedly to the scene, and the pretty fairy-tale becomes a stern reality. The gods are tormented with doubts, the heroes shed tears, and the inexorable shadow of the Iron Age, cold and strange, hangs over the sunny Hellas.

Second book: "THE PRIESTS"

The second book tells about the events that took place after Hercules (with the help of his twin brother) fulfilled his famous twelve deeds (the deeds as such are but briefly mentioned).

Now Hercules must perform the most difficult deed: to overcome his own madness. Even the almighty gods cannot help him (indeed they are not too eager to help him). The gods need Hercules only as a weapon for the future apocalyptic battle with the tribe of Giants, unassailable for the Olympians but assailable for the mortal warriors.

And the hour of the decisive battle comes, and Hercules sees in reality the nightmares that pursued him during many years.

The brothers together with the gods win the battle. But after it the gods betray their saviors because their strength frightens them. And they begin to persecute the heroes systematically throughout Hellas.


Published 15 times from 1996 to 2014 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia).

The Way of the Sword
Henry Lion Oldie
1996-2000, Books, Kabir
The Way of the Sword
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1994
Language : Russian, Ukranian
Reader's Review : Heroic fantasy, martial arts.
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RU, UA. Novel, 1994.

Heroic fantasy, martial arts.


Book 1: Kabir

The world described in the novel is unprecedented among the works of the world fantasy. Its history and geography is very like the Earth in Middle Ages, but with an essential difference: here all arms such as swords, spears etc. have a mind of their own. Arms of the same type form something like human families or clans. The living swords etc. call themselves "Brilliants", and they consider the human beings to be but their "Carriers", like dogs or horses, and don't even suppose that they are intelligent too. And the people in their turn have not the slightest idea about the way things are. Nevertheless, this society is rather stable: the skill of fencing being raised to the level of high art any duels never result in the blood-spilling or Bearer's death. Thanks to easily understandable reasons the wars have also been forgotten long ago. In one word, this world is a kind of "feudal utopia".

But we learn that something is going wrong there. Mysterious and bloody murders began to happen in a number of towns. Not only people are killed, but also the intelligent arms happen to be destroyed. Such things have not happened here for almost eight centuries!

The main heroes of the novel are the upright sword Dan Gien called the Rhinoceros and its Carrier - a young nobleman Chaen Ankor.

The scimitar Sheshez ruling over the Emirate (from the Brilliants' point of view) invites the Rhinoceros to investigate those crimes. The same task is given by the man-Emir Daud to Chaen Ankor.

As the result Chaen himself gets into trouble: during a fencing competition his right hand was cut away. Being under the psychic influence (unaware of it) exercised by his sword, the young man feels that he cannot live without fencing and tries the last remedy: following the advice given to him by the Emir's jester Drudeel he orders a smith to forge an iron hand for him, although he understood very clearly that this was a nonsense.

But as the result of secret ancient rites the iron hand acquires life of its own! It becomes the intermediary between the man and his sword, a link between the two intelligent races. The heroes understand that in order to oppose the murderers they have now to Chaenge their minds; soon they manage to overcome the interdiction to kill inherent to both of them while saving the life of the jester Drudeel in a city street at night. The same night the man and his sword together with the jester's blunt dagger Djutte which is more widely known as the Kabir Executioner leave the capital following the footsteps of the murderers towards the native country of Chaen's ancestors, Maylan (closely reminding the ancient China). Their butlers (the man Kos An-Tanya and the Estoc sword Zarrahid) decide to accompany their masters during the dangerous journey in spite of the orders given to them to stay at home.

But the heroes had still to learn that some other companions were going after them. Should they had known that in advance...

Book 2: Maylan

The road to Maylan was abundant with adventures; the heroes got better acquainted with one another, now they not only cooperate but from time to time create a new entity, "man-sword". They meet a smart old woman called Mother Tsi who is searching for some ancient secrets, they learn the details of Kabirean history and inform their companions about the symbiosis they live in, and at last arrive safely to Maylan. Here the heroes enter into possession of their family inheritance and at the same time they find out that the princess of Maylan who had become a widow being still very young is aspiring to marry Chaen. Their investigation is likely to be interrupted, but suddenly a number of strange events happens around the heroes, all of them evidently having the goal to destroy the wedding. In the whirl of these around-wedding events the heroes manage to find the trace of the murderers (both men and the Brilliants) leading to an ancient Batinite sect whose members use the mortal duels in their rituals.

The Batinites (men and their swords called "the Tarnished" consider that the original destination of both human beings and arms was to kill, and they are obliged not to forget it.

But it is found out that the sectarians didn't take part in the crimes committed in Kabir! The real murderers are at last found (and among them the man and the sword who had cut away Chaen's hand). The night murderers turned out to be the citizens of Kabir who had been taken prisoners by the nomad tribe in a distant land of Shulma and ran away in order to rescue their native land. The point is that the savage nomads are going to attack Kabir, and the murderers decided to sacrifice themselves: to rouse the inhabitants of Kabir, to remind them of the old warrior skills and in such a way to save the land from perishing. In a secret underground temple many people and their arms meet to fulfill the ritual duel-sacrifice: the Batinites, the runaway Kabireans, a revenger pursuing his foes (who earlier had been shown as an episodic character), Chaen Ankor with his Rhinoceros, the Kabir Executioner and other heroes...

When the duel was in its full swing, a woman messenger arrived from a village situated near the border: it has been attacked by the nomads. The invasion began! The ritual was interrupted; the heroes ride as soon as possible to meet the fate awaiting them in the ravaged village...

Book 3: Shulma

The inhabitants of the village have been all slaughtered; their Brilliants are also dead and thrown down into a well. The advanced detachment of the Shulmus attack the company of the heroes, the battle begins; in the last moment the Kabireans are supported by their friends (both men and their Brilliants) who had followed them secretly. During the battle the Kabireans managed to overcome the interdiction to kill and defeat the Shulmus utterly; those who were lucky to stay alive were taken as prisoners. The nomads are overwhelmed by the fighting skills of their enemies, moreover, due to a casual coincidence of words they suppose Chaen Ankor to be the incarnation of the Yellow God Mo, the highest war deity of Shulma. During the duel between Chaen Ankor and the chief of Shulmus scouts Chaen's right hand, made of iron, is uncovered by chance, and this put an end to all doubts of the Shulmus.

The Kabireans go to Shulma; Kush-Tengry, a clairvoyant shaman abiding in the steppe goes to meet them because he forebodes great changes. Having arrived to a holy place where it is forbidden to fight, the Kabireans and the shaman soon found common language. It comes out that some time ago a High Gurkhan (chief governor) had appeared in Shulma and united all tribes in order to lead them to Kabir. This Gurkhan is evidently a native Kabirean. And Cinqueda, a short sword (his Brilliant) in its turn united the intelligent arms of the Shulmus that stayed until then in a savage state. In the holy place a variety of events happen until the Shulmus hords surround it.

There follows a duel between Gurkhan and Chaen Ankor. A stone thrown unexpectedly from a sling stunned the Kabirean, but the Rhinoceros and the iron hand save his life; while Chaen is unconscious, the Rhinoceros, controls the iron hand holding it and continues to fight. When Chaen comes to his senses he joins the battle, tears off the armor of the defeated Gurkhan -- and finds out that the leader of the Shulmus is a woman!

The ashamed nomads try to kill their former leader, but the Kabireans prevent them from doing this. The body-guards of the impostor Gurkhan take Chaen's side believing him to be the god.

Epilogue: Ambassadors from Shulma (the shaman Kush-Tengry and a friend of Chaen Ankor's) come to the Kabirean Emirate. They meet the old Emir and the jester Drudeel who had survived only by pure chance. There's no peace in the Emirate. The extremist part of the Batinites raised their heads. The peace treaty with Shulma seems to promise a happy end - but already a smith and an alchemist demonstrate in the presence of Emir the first sample of an arquebuse and the action of a powder bomb, proposing to use the new arms for the overcoming of the inner and external enemies.

A new epoch stands on the threshold. This world would never again be the same it had been before...

This tale is told in turns by the sword Rhinoceros and its Carrier Chaen Ankor. The action unfolds on the background of the crucial changing of the whole world's destinies. The numerous battle episodes are followed by philosophical discourses and dialogues, together with the psychological portraits of the heroes; original ideas are formulated, both ethic and fantastic. The adventures of the main heroes sometimes are tragical, but here and there humor and soft irony are woven into them. Besides this the novel contains several poetic fragments.

The novel is written on the merge of "fantasy" and "alternative history". It combines dynamic plot with deep philosophical and psychological problems, in particular with moral aspects of fighting arts.


Published 18 times from 1996 to 2018 (Poland, Canada, Ukraine, Česká republika, Russia).

The novel was highly appreciated by the readers; it became an extremely popular book. This novel was published many times in Russia, and also in Canada (in French), in Poland, in Czech Republic and in Ukraine; the number of copies sold more than 150.000.

The novel "The Way of the Sword" got "The Great Zilant" prize at "ZilantCon" SF & Fantasy Festival in Kazan (Russia) in 1999.

Hero of Your time
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Books, Short stories
Hero of Your time
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1994
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Satirical oprimistic adventured in late Soveit Union.
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RU. Cycle of  short stories, 1991-1994.

Satirical oprimistic adventured in late Soveit Union.

Content:

  • "Collapse"
  • "Happiness in written form"
  • "Hidden wiring"
  • "Cassandra Syndrome"
  • "Missing Component"
  • "Mifurg"
  • "Terrible dreams of Pavel Lavrentievich"
  • "How Atlantis Died"
  • "Second day of abundance"

Published more than 10 times from 1994 to 2011 (Ukraine, Russia)

Tales of the Vampire Grandpa
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Books, Short stories
Tales of the Vampire Grandpa
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1993
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Humorous and satirical horror.
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RU. Cycle of  short stories, 1993-1998.

Humorous and satirical horror.

Content:

  • "Cinema to the grave and ..."
  • "Tales of the Vampire Grandpa"
  • "The Lord's Last Indulgence"
  • "Reporting note"
  • "Kogan the Barbarian"
  • "Nevermore"
  • "Prophet"

Published more than 10 times from 1994 to 2015 (Ukraine, Russia)

Risen from Heaven
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Risen from Heaven
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1993
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Modern adventure fantasy, mystics.
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RU. Novel, 1993.

Modern adventure fantasy, mystics.


Three men, just ordinary ones, meet a witch and casually acquire from her some supernatural ability which conveys them to a parallel world. There they become ghosts. From their new friends they learn that this is a very strange and cruel world. There rules the mysterious Beast-Book. Under its influence almost all the people living in this world lost their freedom of will; they turned into letters, words, phrases, lines and pages of the Beast-Book.

Captivating adventures, severe fighting, both mystical and real, against the Beast-Book, all this combined with philosophical ideas concerning the place of a human being in the world, his responsibility for all his doings - such is the contents of the novel.


Published 10 times from 1996 to 2018 (Ukraine, Russia)

Waiting at Crossroads
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Waiting at Crossroads
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1993
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Adventure fantasy, mystics, mythology.
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RU. Novella, 1992-1993.

Adventure fantasy, mystics, mythology.


An alternate world. Early Middle Ages. A special kind of wizards and priests, the so-called "Precursors" exists in this world. They feed on the human beliefs in various Gods, myths, legends and supernatural things in general. But all of these Precursors compete with each other for the human faith. And the moment comes when the five strongest among them decide to unite their strength and to build a specific "HOUSE-AT-CROSSROAD" intended for accumulating the energy of human faith. But soon the House-at-Crossroad acquires a kind of conscience of its own and begins to accumulate human faith actively giving nothing in exchange.

Thus the balance of faith in the world was broken, and the spiritual degeneration began. Supernatural things vanish one by one, taking with them myths and legends, fairy-tales and songs; the life becomes grey and dull. And so the assistants of the Precursors, the "Myth Creators", broke their usual obedience and rebelled against the Precursors and the House-at-Crossroad.

The heroes of the story go through many mystical and real adventures, they lose their friends, but finally the House-at-Crossroad is destroyed... Besides very dynamic action, the novel contains the philosophical basis explaining the existence of supernatural things.


Published 14 times from 1995 to 2018 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia).

Getting into Character
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Getting into Character
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1991
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Heroic urban fantasy, mystics.
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RU. Novella, 1991.

Heroic urban fantasy, mystics.


Another strange world without any religion and any arts. Spiritual progress is almost impossible, and this world gradually plunges in primitivity. But a talented actor happens to arrive from Earth just to this world. He cannot live without acting. And the religion begins to build up very quickly around him.

But who had conveyed the actor into this world? What was the purpose? For religion gives not only spiritual culture but, especially at early stages, severe conflicts and wars as well...

And then comes the moment when two great armies of religious fanatic confront each other, directed by supernatural forces. The Hell forces incarnated in blood-thirsty human beings were nearly ready to break through, BUT...


Published 12 times from 1994 to 2018 (Ukraine, Russia).

Vitrages of Patriarchs
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Vitrages of Patriarchs
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1990
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Heroic fantasy with poetry.
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RU. Novelette, 1990-1991.

Heroic fantasy with poetry.


An alternative world. The world where the word is a force. Verses act as invocations. And the man from Earth gets into this world...

This is a romantic story of magic and verses, friendship and treason, love and cruel fighting.


Published 12 times from 1992 to 2018 (Ukraine, Russia).

Fear
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Fear
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1991
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, horror.
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RU. Novelette, 1991.

Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, horror.


The late Middle Ages on the Earth. A strange Asiatic town. In this town people begin to die for no reason, but each time the inexpressible horror is reflected in the eyes of the dead. The town physician Jacob decides to find the reason of these awful cases. The search leads him to a deserted and gloomy old temple in the mountains. An idol standing there becomes alive in the night, and it tells Jacob who kills the inhabitants of the town. It is an old priest who lives in the town and puts people to death by fear in order to feed himself upon their life forces. Neither poison nor steel can do any harm to this monster. Then Jacob brings his newly-born son to the house of the old priest. And the priest dies trying in vain to scare and thus to kill the boy, because the baby has no fear...


Published 15 times from 1994 to 2018 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia)

Living for the Last Time
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Living for the Last Time
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1991
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, horror, vampires.
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RU. Novella, 1991.

Urban fantasy, mystical thriller, horror, vampires.


The action of the novella unfolds in the world inhabited by the Ninefold-Living people and the vampires ("varks"). The principal hero is a boy who was born "a cripple" (from the point of view of people surrounding him) - he lives only once ("for the last time"), which means that he can't return to life after death. But the boy (later the young man) wants to prove both to himself and to all the people that he is normal and manly. So he becomes a warrior. Some time later he met a beauty from a famous family and fell in love with her. But soon it turned out that the girl is a vampire! She loves him sincerely and doesn't want to bite him and thus make him a vampire too, but Senior Vampires consider this to be a treason and put an invocation on her. So she cannot rise from her grave any more. Only human blood can break the invocation. And the hero comes to her grave and allows her to "kiss" his neck. And he becomes a "vark" himself.

Still something human has remained in the souls of the vampire-hero and his vampire-girl; they began to search for the special invocation ("The Word of the Last Ones") which turns a vampire back into normal man. After many morbid adventures they found the "Word of the Last Ones", but it turns out that it can be applied only to the Senior Vampires ("High Varks"). They cannot use the "Word of the Last Ones" till they become High Varks, but then they'll become completely unhuman and would never want to return into their human image!

The solving of this problem was long and hard; at the end of the novel the hero and his girl succeeded to acquire human features again; but other vampires found the opened door to Earth...


Published 16 times from 1992 to 2018 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia).

Twilight of the World
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
Twilight of the World
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1992
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Heroic fantasy, mystics, vampires.
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RU. Novel, 1992.

Heroic fantasy, mystics, vampires.


The alternative world which is inhabited, apart from ordinary people by werwolves, vampires and Ninefold-Living people (descendants of the Immortals). The Ninefold-Living were trying to defend ordinary people from werwolves. But in the course of time it appeared that the situation is not so simple: often the Ninefold-Living themselves provoke the werevolves to attack and the latter must defend themselves. Because of mutual envy, fear and misunderstanding a real bloody war expands in this world. And only after the appearance of the new general enemy, the vampires (so-called "Varks") ordinary people and werwolves find it possible to forget the strife and unite in order to fight them.

Against the background of the changing fates of the whole world unfolds the romantic story of a young werewolf's love to a Ninefold-Living girl; the inreconsilable enemies become friends, but the ominous eyes of a "vark" search them in the night... The dynamic plot of the novel is combined with a deep humanistic idea.


Published 12 times from 1993 to 2018 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia).

The Road
Henry Lion Oldie
1990-1995, Abyss of hungry eyes, Books
The Road
Author : Henry Lion Oldie
Publish : 1991
Language : Russian
Reader's Review : Modern heroic urban fantasy, mystics.
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RU. Novel, 1991-1992.

Modern heroic urban fantasy, mystics.


The scene of this novel is the Earth (in present and future times) and in alternative parallel world.

The technotronic civilization has resulted in a kind of a dead, mechanical life completely alien to human beings. There was no robot revolts, no supercomputers usurping the power - simply the things which became alive began gradually to force the people out from Earth. The so-called "Voiders" (a kind of people with strong extrasensual abilities) tried to save the dramatically decreasing population of the Earth. They began to convey them into the parallel world. But soon they learn that in this world people lose their memory although they grow immortal. Still some specific particles of human souls, called "necroids", "responsible" for the death of physical bodies, remain on the Earth. And soon these particles form a "Necrosphere" - the embryo of the Hell on Earth. The Necrosphere begins to change the surrounding reality destroying both time and space with the intention to gain superiority over Earth forever.

The principal hero of the novel, an immortal gladiator Marcell, succeeds in regaining his memory. He learns that he is a former Voider and with the help of his reincarnations he tries to change the destiny of Earth...


Published 12 times from 1994 to 2018 (Ukraine, Poland, Russia).