Compendium by Ellen Curtis

Delve deeper into the world of Engen Books than ever before with Compendium, the breakout novel by all-star author Ellen Curtis.

Featuring The Tourniquet Revival, Falling into Fire and At Midnight, The Dawn; plus a new introduction by the author!

Compendium (Paperback)
Ellen Curtis

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Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-05-7
Release Date: October 23, 2009
Status: Available
Book Type: Pocket Paperback (4 x 6.5 in)
Cover Price: US $7.99 / CAN $7.89 / UK £5.99
Page Count: 69

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Reviews

“When a writer can consistanty take the feelings and experiences of everyday life and translate them into an imaginary world, we have great fantasy .”
The Northeast Avalon Times, January 2010

“The usage of descriptions really pulled me into the settings. I think atmospheric would be an appropriate adjective. All well-written stories trigger the senses, but sometimes it takes a few pages or even chapters before the brain is able to create a world based around the information provided… in Compendium I found that after a few paragraphs I had been whisked away to [other] worlds.”
Jay Paulin (Ink’d Well Comics), November 2010

“[At Midnight the Dawn] held me from beginning to ending. In fact, it reminds me of Maurice Level’s horror
fiction.'”

John Robert Colombo, Colombo & Company, July 2010

“Better than Black Womb.”
Steve Lake, Sci-Fi on the Rock TV, October 2009

“If her short stories (and they are very short) are this enjoyable, then I can’t wait to see what a full-length novel will bring.”
GoodReads
February 13, 2013

“3/5 stars.”

Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver
October 29, 2012

“[Speaking about Falling into Fire] This was my favourite of the three stories because of the idea and how it began… The pacing and tone are much more suiting of a short story and the action kept me turning the pages.”
Jenna Harve, Paper Droids, December 1, 2013

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Compendium

Delve deeper into the world of Engen Books than ever before with Compendium, the breakout novel by all-star author Ellen Curtis.

Featuring The Tourniquet Revival, Falling into Fire and At Midnight, The Dawn; plus a new introduction by the author!

Compendium (Paperback)
Ellen Curtis

Compendium (Ellen Curtis)

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Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-05-7
Release Date: October 23, 2009
Status: Available
Book Type: Pocket Paperback (4 x 6.5 in)
Cover Price: Buy Local: $20 / EBook: $1.22
Page Count: 69

Related Titles

Infinity The Tourniquet Reprisal Exodus of Angels

 

Reviews

“When a writer can consistanty take the feelings and experiences of everyday life and translate them into an imaginary world, we have great fantasy .”
The Northeast Avalon Times, January 2010

“The usage of descriptions really pulled me into the settings. I think atmospheric would be an appropriate adjective. All well-written stories trigger the senses, but sometimes it takes a few pages or even chapters before the brain is able to create a world based around the information provided… in Compendium I found that after a few paragraphs I had been whisked away to [other] worlds.”
Jay Paulin (Ink’d Well Comics), November 2010

“[At Midnight the Dawn] held me from beginning to ending. In fact, it reminds me of Maurice Level’s horror
fiction.'”

John Robert Colombo, Colombo & Company, July 2010

“Better than Black Womb.”
Steve Lake, Sci-Fi on the Rock TV, October 2009

“If her short stories (and they are very short) are this enjoyable, then I can’t wait to see what a full-length novel will bring.”
GoodReads
February 13, 2013

“3/5 stars.”

Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver
October 29, 2012

“[Speaking about Falling into Fire] This was my favourite of the three stories because of the idea and how it began… The pacing and tone are much more suiting of a short story and the action kept me turning the pages.”
Jenna Harve, Paper Droids, December 1, 2013

Roulette

As the teen suicide rate in Coral Beach starts to climb astronomically fast, Xander travels to Los Angeles to fight his most terrifying adversary yet… and learns that the only thing worse than looking for release… is finding it.

Roulette (Paperback)
Matthew LeDrew

Roulette (black Womb series, 4)

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Available only through Buy Local Program!

 

ISBN: 978-0-9784342-6-7
Release Date: October 20, 2009
Status: Available
Book Type: Pocket Paperback (4 x 6.5 in)
Cover Price: Buy Local: $20 / EBook: $7.99
Page Count: 273

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Ghosts of the Past (Black Womb, # 5) Ignorance Is Bliss (Black Womb, # 6) Becoming

Reviews

“LeDrew provides his typical pro-level pacing: a few early scenes involving the then-unnamed threat were pitch-perfect. Never a one-note novel, we are treated to moments of sadness and elation, fear and relief. Engen Books always explore a wider range than their base classification would suggest.”
Jay Paulin, Ink’d Well Comics, October 2011

“LeDrew’s work is horror that emerges from the urban fantasy tradition — the introduction of a fantastical element into a true-to-life, modern setting.”
The Telegram, Aug 13, 2010

“I’m getting to be very fond of these books .”
The Northeast Avalon Times, January 2010

Newfoundland West-Coast Con is almost here!

Ellen Curtis
Ellen Curtis

This weekend at the Greenwood Inn in Corner Brook, Engen Books will be launching its latest novel: Compendium!

Penned by local up-and-coming author Ellen Curtis, Compendium will feature three short stories by Curtis that further explore the Engen Universe; and shed new light on the mysteries surrounding the events of all the Engen novels.

The title will be launching at 2pm on Saturday, October 24th as part of the Newfoundland West Coast Con; along with the newest title in the Black Womb series, Roulette.

Anyone not in the Corner Brook area can come to the Kenmount Road Chapters on November 14th from 1-3pm, where Curtis will be signing books and meeting with fans.

Sci-Fi on the Rock TV interviews Ellen Curtis

Steve Lake and Ellen Curtis
Steve Lake and Ellen Curtis

Engen Books author Ellen Curtis appeared on the internet-broadcast talk-show Sci-Fi on the Rock TV on September 18th, regarding the launch of her upcoming novel Compendium.

“We’re going to be launching Compendium this October at West Coast Con,” explained Curtis. “It’s going to be three short stories with thread ties to other Engen works. Two stories have been seen before but have been changed to better fit in the Engen landscape. There’s also a new story that we’re quite proud of, as well as a new introduction.”

Compendium was first announced a month ago turning a time of turbulent changes in Engen Books, with Curtis herself rising to become the company’s most talked-about author.

The young author has been keeping busy lately, not only writing her debut novel but also working as co-host opposite Steve Lake for Sci-Fi on the Rock TV, heading writing seminars throughout the St. John’s area and acting in Engen-centric book trailers, to be released soon.

“We’re going to be giving fans a taste of old and a taste of new,” said Curtis.

Engen author leaks on Infinity

 

Steve Lake, Ellen Curtis, Matthew LeDrew
Steve Lake, Ellen Curtis, Matthew LeDrew

Engen Books author Matthew LeDrew (Black Womb, Roulette) leaked information recently regarding the highly-secretive project, Infinity, while appearing on the first episode of Sci-Fi on the Rock TV.

“(Infinity) is actually a project that I’ve been working on with a gifted young author,” said LeDrew. “It’s being set in the same universe as Black Womb…. it’s our own kind of ‘mature readers’ approach to the team book. It’s going to be a lot of fun, actually.”

When asked to comment on leaking the information on the internet-broadcast program, LeDrew responded: “Oops.”

Sci-Fi on the Rock TV is produced by Hann Made Productions and features hosts Steve Lake and Ellen Curtis.

Secrets Revealed: Compendium

Ellen Curtis
Ellen Curtis

Engen’s Matthew LeDrew opened up today about the company’s secretive new project, the name of which has finally been revealed: Compendium.

“It’s a new book of stories by none other than our own Ellen Curtis,” explained LeDrew. “They are truly remarkable forms of short prose, some of which were available previously in other volumes to the high praise of fans and reviewers.”

Compendium will be launched this October 26th at Newfoundland’s West Coast Con in Corner Brook, where Curtis will be appearing to sign copies.

“We really believe Ellen Curtis is one of the most unique and talented young authors in this country,” said LeDrew. “We’re really thankful to NWCC for giving us the opportunity to show people that. To try and push it as much as possible, we’re going to be releasing Compendium at $5.99. That should make it accessible to anyone who wants to try it, and will hopefully make it clear what a great author she is.”

More details on Compendium and other Engen projects to come.