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Vine: An Urban Legend by Michael Williams Is Now Available in Print and eBook Formats!

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that the reissue of Vine: An Urban Legend from Michael Williams is now available in print and all eBook formats!  The novel is part of his visionary, mythic fiction City Quartet!

Pick up a copy of Vine: An Urban Legend today using the links below!

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The City Quartet is a group of mythic fiction titles that are interrelated but can be read as stand-alone novels.  They include Dominic’s GhostsVine: An Urban Legend, Trajan’s Arch, and Tattered MenVine is scheduled for reissue on September 28th in print and eBook formats, with Trajan’s Arch to follow in December, concluding with Tattered Men in early 2019.

Synopsis of Vine: An Urban Legend: Amateur theatre director Stephen Thorne plots a sensational production of a Greek tragedy in order to ruffle feathers in the small city where he lives. Accompanied by an eccentric and fly-by-night cast and crew, he prepares for opening night, unaware that as he unleashes the play, he has drawn the attention of ancient and powerful forces.

Michael Williams’ VINE: AN URBAN LEGEND weds Greek Tragedy and urban legend with dangerous intoxication, as the drama rushes to its dark and inevitable conclusion.


About Michael Williams: Over the past 25 years, Michael Williams has written a number of strange novels, from the early Weasel’s Luck and Galen Beknighted in the best-selling DRAGONLANCE series to the more recent lyrical and experimental Arcady, singled out for praise by Locus and Asimov’s magazines. In Trajan’s Arch, his eleventh novel, stories fold into stories and a boy grows up with ghostly mentors, and the recently published Vine mingles Greek tragedy and urban legend, as a local dramatic production in a small city goes humorously, then horrifically, awry.

Trajan’s Arch and Vine are two of the books in Williams’s highly anticipated City Quartet, to be joined in 2018 by Dominic’s Ghosts and Tattered Men.

Williams was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent much of his childhood in the south central part of the state, the red-dirt gothic home of Appalachian foothills and stories of Confederate guerrillas. Through good luck and a roundabout journey he made his way through through New England, New York, Wisconsin, Britain and Ireland, and has ended up less than thirty miles from where he began. He has a Ph.D. in Humanities, and teaches at the University of Louisville, where he focuses on the he Modern Fantastic in fiction and film. He is married, and has two grown sons.