Books and Other Publications by the Author – Temutma

Introduction

Temutma was published in by Asia 2000 in 1998. Shortly after, it was also produced as an audio version and translated into German. Stewart Goes Walkies is pleased to offer it for the first time as a PDF.

The original Asia 2000 cover of Temutma in all its gory glory

 

The more palatable cover design used by Spray Books, one of the companies that offered it in German

Temutma was a collaboration with Rebecca Bradley. Sloan was responsible for the storyline while Rebecca tidied up the text and added a touch of finesse to the project.

You may still find hard copies of Temutma on Amazon for up to US$ 35.00

A Review from 2005
Possibly the BEST vampire novel since Dracula. 

By Devlin Tay (Adelaide, Australia) March 9, 2005

“Temutma” is a little gem of a horror novel from Hong Kong that most readers would unfortunately never have heard of. It is quite possibly the BEST vampire novel I’ve ever read since Dracula (take that, Anne Rice) – and I say this not because of Temutma’s literary merits, but because of its frenetic pacing and the atmosphere of sheer terror that it evokes.

Set in Hong Kong in the early 1990s, an ancient horror awakens deep within the catacombs of Kowloon’s famed Walled City. A series of grotesque murders are committed on one single night, leaving the Hong Kong police completely baffled. The murders are seemingly unrelated; but for the fact that the crime scenes all fall on a direct line of sight beginning from the Kowloon Walled City, across the narrow strait separating Kowloon from Hong Kong island, to the Bank of China building, and finally ending at a luxury home at the Peak. All victims had been drained completely dry of blood. Even more strangely, one of the first victims had been seen following a subsequent victim hours after he supposedly died, according to forensics.

As the chief investigating officer, Superintendent Michael Scott of the Royal Hong Kong Police, delves deeper into the mystery, little does he know that he will soon come face to face with a being more ancient and powerful than he could ever imagine – an amoral being whose only instinct is to satisfy his own bloodlust.

Rebecca Bradley and Stewart Sloan successfully weave Chinese superstition with vampiric lore into a melange of fear and action so thick one could almost imagine watching the story unfold in a Cineplex with full DTS surround sound. The characters are believable, the action is evenly paced, and the horror is conveyed through a finely-balanced mixture of suspense and gore.

Temutma, the eponymous vampire, is a creature so believably alien, repulsive and evil – and yet strangely compelling. There is none of that vampiric angst, the likes of which authors like Anne Rice are so fond of, to be found anywhere in this book. Here, at last, is a creature that stalks, tortures, kills and inflicts pain simply because it is what it does – much like the way a cat hunts for, and plays with, its prey purely out of instinct, the way all cats do. Five stars and two thumbs up!

 

Stewart Goes Walkies is pleased to offer Temutma as a PDF for the price of US$ 5.99. Payment may be made via PayPal.

Purchase Procedure:
  • Please send an email to stewartgoeswalkies@gmail.com indicating the title of the publication you wish to purchase.
  • Upon receipt of your email, we will generate an invoice through PayPal which will be sent to your email address.
  • When you settle the invoice PayPal will send us a confirmation of payment.
  • Upon receipt of the confirmation, we will forward the Publication to the email address provided.

And please take a look at our earlier publications on offer:

The Sorceress

Tales of the Visayas

The Dragon and Other Stories

Eastern Horrors

 

Hong Kong residents wishing to purchase this publication may contact me via the above email for alternative arrangements.

 

Thank you for your interest.

 

Mui Wo to Pui O – A Photo Essay

Stewart Goes Walkies is pleased that our reader and friend, David Muir, has sent us another contribution.

Introduction

Apart from being a hiker, David is also a keen mountain biker. This route is one that he did a few years ago from Mui Wo to Pui O.

You can see David’s earlier contributions here: Ngong Ping to Shek Pik Reservoir and the Ngong Ping Cable Car Rescue Trail.

Additional information

The Hong Kong Government has improved and expanded the Mountain Bike Trails (MTBs). Readers interested in mountain biking on Lantau Island should look here and here.

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The Route

 

Sights and scenery along the way

An interesting Christmas decoration

 

Sadly, this is something that I have noticed in my rambles. People need to be constantly reminded not to discard their rubbish. Likewise, dog owners need to take more responsibility for their pets.

The problem is not particular to Lantau, this is a sign from Taipo.

Apart from the route itself, the scenery is quite spectacular.

Local natives

Then, nearing the end of the route David met some of the local natives.

And finally, the man himself.

Thanks, David. Stewart Goes Walkies is grateful for yet another excellent contribution.

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Books and Other Publications – The Sorceress

In this part of Books and Publications, Stewart Goes Walkies is pleased to offer THE SORCERESS

 

THE SORCERESS tells the story of two men caught up in the revenge of a witch, killed many years before either of them had set foot in the territory.

McAllister, a journalist who is trying to escape his past and Turner, a police officer, meet after many years on the Ngong Ping Plateau of Lantau Island when Turner is tasked to investigate the murder of an old man. Unbeknownst to either of them, it is the first of many, and a tale of supernatural horror is eventually exposed.

In May of 1994, Ms Marina Knowles of the now-defunct Eastern Express newspaper wrote the following review of The Sorceress:

Beautiful, deadly – and dead. 

The Sorceress is out for revenge, but the blood of her enemies is not enough. She wants their souls. 

Sloan does not disappoint. The plot is neatly sustained, carrying the reader spellbound from page to page. Lantau will never be the same for me… 

Stewart Goes Walkies offers THE SORCERESS  as a PDF for the price of US$ 4.99. Payment may be made via PayPal.

Purchase Procedure:
  • Please send an email to stewartgoeswalkies@gmail.com indicating the title of the publication you wish to purchase.
  • Upon receipt of your email, we will generate an invoice through PayPal, which will be sent to your email address.
  • PayPal will send us confirmation when you make payment.
  • Upon receipt of the confirmation, we will forward the Publication to the email address provided.

And please take a look at our earlier publications on offer:

 

Tales of the Visayas

The Dragon and Other Stories

Eastern HorrorsEastern Horrors

 

Hong Kong residents wishing to purchase this publication may contact me via the above email for alternative arrangements.

 

Thank you for your interest.