Raven, Romda and Ravai: Malketh and the Undead, Vol. 2 By Dave Maruszewski – Goddess Fish Promotions

Raven, Romda and Ravai: Malketh and the Undead, Vol.2

by Dave Maruszewski


GENRE: Middle Grade, Fantasy



Raven, Romda and Ravai are settling into their new knightly duties well. With the Dark Beast defeated, their normal tasks almost seem mundane.

Amidst the boredom, Ravai asks, “Why does no one talk about villains from the past?”

Romda reasons, “What would be the point?”

There is a point. Even though villains may have been defeated in the past, they may still be around, waiting in the background ready to resurface once again.

Malketh has returned to the kingdom, but something is different about him this time. He is back with an entire army … an entire army of undead soldiers!

“Whether you want to read this aloud to your little one or let them explore this magical world on their own, parents can rest assured that this second installment in the Raven, Romda, and Ravai series will be a playful, whimsical addition to their bookshelves.” –The Book Review Directory

“… the squires are appealing characters, as is their comical banter.” – Blue Ink Review

A great story for the fantasy loving youth, this adventure will appeal to those who like action and humor in an easy reading environment.



They keep going until they hear a large rumble.  A small mass of rocks fall to the ground.  The three look up and see a gigantic figurine of a man holding a giant emerald.  Romda puts her lantern up to the emerald, and the light refracts and bounces off the many faces such that the whole room is lit.  This brings relief to the three.

Unfortunately, they notice something else.  When the room comes up from the dark, Raven, Romda and Ravai notice all these eyes staring at them.  The undead are here.  The three are surrounded.

Perplexed, Raven, Romda and Ravai freeze.  They are scared.  However, the entire horde of undead does not approach them.  What is wrong with them?  What do they want?

At last, the undead begin to slowly stir.  They begin to walk slowly.  At first they seem to move in random directions.  Then, a pattern to their motion becomes apparent.  They move about, revealing an opening in their numbers in the shape of a small circle.  That opening reveals a hooded figure.  The hooded figure says…


Advice To New Writers

By Dave Maruszewski


a. Get fully invested in writing a good book. This sounds a bit elitist, but what I truly mean is enjoy writing a complete book and doing only that. I serendipitously did this, and I don’t regret it. I would never have completed my book if I tried to get everything going at once. There’s just too much involved with getting a book all the way to market.

b. It certainly is fine to pay someone for advice early, but later pay only the people who will produce. I paid for some marketing advice, and it was helpful. However, at the end of the advice, it was up to me to do everything. I meandered quite a bit, as I’m not skilled at this area. Parts of the marketing were quite hard, and I couldn’t get anywhere (even getting an e-mail response.) It is important to recruit people that will actively help you achieve your dream. If not, you may end up spinning your wheels.

c. Pay someone else for something you can’t do as well. This is the silent partner to the last point. You have to remember that you’re an author. You write books. You aren’t responsible to be great at everything. I realized that I needed people to do some of the work for me, not just tell me what to do. This virtual tour is a good example of it. I would have never have been able to set up all of these stops in such a short time. Someone with experience can help make this happen for you. It may seem like too much money in some cases, but balance that with how much time that you think you’d waste doing the same task. You can always do side work to pay for it. That’s time better spent.

d. Editing is essential. I’m a prime example of this. I’ll admit that I can be sloppy. I need several re-writes and people to look at my work. Everyone makes mistakes, and the person who makes them is least likely to see them.

e. Submit to the dual publishing platform. I think that for me it was essential to get both an e-book and a soft cover out there. It will attract more readers, and different people like different things. So, why not offer it? In my case, I can also offer pricing to e-readers who don’t want to spend a lot on books. There are many little benefits.

f. Thank the people who helped you. Even if the book is a dud and sells nothing, it is still a privilege to make a book. I am very thankful to my family who I couldn’t have done this without. My friends actually went out and bought copies and shared posts. I published in a way that I could afford and be prosperous. I’ve also had help from other services along the way, sometimes even free! I also am thankful to you reading this now. You don’t even know me and you are willing to spend part of your day listening to my thoughts. Thank you.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Dave Maruszewski is blessed with a great family.  He was originally inspired to write stories by his wife and son. 

He strives to develop stories with sound moral values that will be enlightening as well as entertaining to youths and adults.  The Raven, Romda and Ravai books are targeted especially for children who shy away from reading.  His stories are created from an accumulation of experience from careers/backgrounds as a physicist, engineer, teacher, artist, video game designer and software developer. 

In between writing stories and running his own company, Digital Tumult (DigitalTumult.com), Dave enjoys video games, watching internet videos and hanging out with his family.

Book: www.ravenromdaandravai.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dave-Maruszewski-Books-100693982454237/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21946064.Dave_Maruszewski

NetGalley: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/publisher/84200

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dave-Maruszewski/e/B09KQLN57W



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10 thoughts on “Raven, Romda and Ravai: Malketh and the Undead, Vol. 2 By Dave Maruszewski – Goddess Fish Promotions

    • I think Ravai would say, “Who’s this old guy?” lol. The three protagonists on the whole are pretty nice people, so I think they’d be fairly polite in describing me. hopefully, they would describe me a s a pretty nice guy, that luckily they don’t have to bail out of trouble … much.

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