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Moymoy Lulumboy Continues its Journey with Fifth Book

{Press Release} Lampara Books’ epic fantasy series Moymoy Lulumboy returns with its fifth book. Dubbed Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang lihim ng libro, the adolescent novel takes readers to the enchanting world of Gabun where local mythological creatures like aswang, duwende, manananggal, kapre, and tikbalang co-exist with each other and fight for communal peace.

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The latest installment continues with the journey of Moymoy Lulumboy as he struggles to cope with the death of his mother Liliw and contend with his legacy as the hero that will save Gabun from evil forces. Moymoy Lulumboy, whose shape-shifting powers resemble that of an aswang, is slowly transforming into a character with a little darkness and aggression in his soul, but whose kindness and compassion remain throughout the coming-of-age conquest.

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PETA actors performing an excerpt from Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim ng Libro

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Moymoy Lulumboy author and illustrator with award-winning young actor Noel Comia Jr. and other actors from PETA

The young adult (YA) series has received glowing reviews from book critics and readers, with Philippine Daily Inquirer including it in the top 10 books of 2014 and praising its “solid efforts at further modernizing our own myths.” Interaksyon‘s Romsanne Ortiguero also raved about the franchise, particularly the fourth installment, Moymoy Lulumboy: Mga Dulot ng Digmaan, for taking the audience into a “gripping reading experience as new characters and challenges were introduced.”

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Big Sis Ali having her Moymoy Lulumboy books autographed

With the growing public interest on the franchise, ABS-CBN recently acquired Moymoy Lulumboy with plans of developing the series into a TV series, film, digital piece, merchandise, or an attraction.

Palanca awardee and best selling author Segundo Matias Jr. recently launched the fifth book last September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. It was one of the highlights of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF 2018), where top local and international authors debut their work to the general public.

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Author Jun Matias recounting to media friends and bloggers how the story of Moymoy Lulumboy began

An expert in telling stories targeted to a younger demographic, Matias threads a coming-of-age story skillfully while opening the reader’s soul to an entertaining genre romp that’s characteristically Pinoy at heart. To date, he has published over 1,500 books via his own imprints, Precious Pages Corp. and Lampara Publishing Co.

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Lil Sis Zoe with highly acclaimed illustrator Jomike Tehido

On the last installment of Moymoy Lulumboy, he collaborates with Jomike Tehido, a prolific architect, author, illustrator, and painter, whose compelling fusion of unorthodox styles has led to solo exhibitions in the Philippines, Singapore, France, Japan, and the United States.

Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Lihim ng Libro is available at Precious Page retail outlets, National Bookstore, Pandayan Book Shop, and other leading bookstores nationwide. For inquiries, you may contact inquiry@lamparabooks.com.ph.

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