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‘Apollonia’ reading and signing Nov. 2 in Denver

  • Tattered Cover Book Store 1628 16th Street Denver, Colorado 80202 USA (map)

Meet Denver author Christopher Leppek on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo (1628 16th Street, Denver, Colo.) for the formal launch of his new novel, Apollonia.

Leppek will read from, sign copies, and discuss his latest work, a multi-genre novel set both today and in the midst of the American Civil War in locations across the American North, South, West, and beyond.

What kind of novel is Apollonia?

It is, in the words of one reviewer, “a sweeping saga of love and war,” which indeed it is. It is also a commentary on Americas struggles with slavery and race, a mystery adventure involving 19th-century espionage, and a fantasy about time travel.

In the words of Patti Thorn, former books editor of the Rocky Mountain News and co-founder of BlueInk Review: “Apollonia starts with a bang and never lets up. This story has it all: time travel, a vividly drawn Civil War setting, a sweeping romance, and an action-packed plot that delivers on every page. You won’t put this down until the final sentence.”

Hard copies of Apollonia will be available at the Tattered Cover—but both print and eBook version may be purchased via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers (with more coming in the next few weeks).
Christopher Leppek is the author of the mystery novel The Surrogate Assassin (Write Way Publishing, 1998), a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, and the co-author, with Emanuel Isler, of the horror novels Chaosicon (Write Way Publishing, 2001) and Abattoir (Dark Moon Books, 2012). The latter work serves as the credited inspiration for the feature film The Charnel House, scheduled for theatrical release in the United States this November.

The Tattered Cover in Denver’s historic LoDo district is located at 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop. Street parking is often available and several lots are located nearby, including at Union Station, less than a block away, which is also a convenient destination for Light Rail users.