The Alas League

by Christian-Eric Falardeau



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781412003360

About the Book

The inhabitants of the tiny village of Verminus are suffering from acute intelligence deficiency, just like the rest of their planet. Like children playing with matches, they are a danger to themselves. Can we really stand aside and let them blow themselves to oblivion? Help us help them when it is too late! Give generously to the Alas League.

Episode 1: Purgatory

Too late indeed! Cowardly fleeing a mere extinction-level man-made catastrophe, many of the small village's inhabitants are taking refuge in the mountain's caves. Will the few left behind--because they wanted to finish their drink--be the first happy victims or are they condemned to survive? And in that last eventuality, will it be that terrible or is the movie The Day After exaggerating? And what about this mysterious and courteous "Alas League"?

Episode 2: The Dragons of Verminus

Our villagers, having barely begun to familiarize themselves with their new environment, meet with Sully Citor, a mediocre merchant with a certain flair for golden opportunities. Meanwhile, late-payment notices cross paths with subscription cancellation threats. Only one thing can explain the situation, but they don't discover it until the end!

About the Author

Christian-Eric Falardeau was born in 1968, on a little farm near the village of Beaudry, now part of Rouyn-Noranda, in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (north-west of Quebec). He was raised amidst cows and some of them might have influenced several of his characters. He also has two brothers and three sisters. In 1990, he graduated from Sherbrooke University with a degree in computer science, embarked on a career as a programmer analyst and, later on, became a software development manager. He retired from the industry in March 2002.

He wrote his first novel in 1993 (Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton) quickly followed by a second one (Paul III of Montreal) before slowing down to accommodate the demands of a busy profession. Writing on and off over the next few years, he came back to literature on a more serious level in 2001 with the completion of his third novel (Caroline) and various short stories.

Now a full-time writer, many new novels and short stories can be expected in the coming months and years. To learn more about The Alas League saga and Falardeau's other novels, please visit his Web site at

See also:
Caroline (English)
Caroline (French)
Le faux écrivain (French)
La Ligue des Helas (French)
Paul III de Montréal (French)
Paul III of Montréal (English)
Saint-Jolivet de Pendleton (French)
Saint-Jolivet of Pendleton (English)
La simplicité de la vie (French)
The Simplicity of Life (English)
The Universe and Other Stories (English)