Lampara Publishing released Moymoy Lulumboy 6 together with other fantasy titles at this year’s Manila International Book Fair 2019
The 6th installment of Moymoy Lulumboy debuted last September 13 at the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines — the Manila International Book Fair. It instantly became one of the most anticipated releases after ABS-CBN shows interest in picking up the rights to develop the beloved fantasy book series into a multimedia franchise.
Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya
For the past years, we’ve seen how Moymoy Lulumboy’s character grew. Moymoy Lulumboy: And Ugat at and Propesiya is Segundo Matias Jr.’s sixth book from the series. In this latest novel, Moymoy Lulumboy will embark to another journey in his life, debunking the preconceived notions about aswang by going beyond its role in popular culture. The story will focus on the boy-aswang’s return to the enchanting world of Gabun where he saves his brother Alangkaw and childhood friend, Hasmin, from evil forces.
About the writer
Segundo Matias Jr., also known as “Kuya Jun”, was actually a television and film writer before he became an author. He received several awards including Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature and Philippine Board on Books for Young People. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. He is also the author of the series “Kuwentong Nanay”
When asked about the novel’s transition towards a more “Young Adult” direction, the award-winning author pointed out his fascination on writing characters that navigate a flawed life. “Gusto kong gumawa ng isang YA novel na gaya ngMga Batang Poz. Yung buhay ng isang teenager o young adult: nag–e-explore, madalas magkamali at pagkatapos ay natututo sa buhay.”
New fantasy titles
Aside from the 6th book of Moymoy Lulumboy, Lampara Publishing also launched new young adult titles by Segundo Matias Jr. The newest additions to Segundo Matias Jr.’s growing roster of fantasy titles are “Angelica, Ang Multo Sa Balete Drive”, whose heroine broke ghost rules to save a friend’s life; and Moñito, Ang Mabait na Demonyo, a kindhearted demon born without a horn and a tail.
Mga Batang Poz on iWanTV
Aside from these new novels, another book by the same author that was showcased during the MIBF week is “Mga Batang Poz”. It’s a 2018 young adult novel that has a digital series adaptation by ABS-CBN. The digital series is currently available on iWanTV, where it is considered as one of the most viewed streaming titles. Threading an important step forward in understanding the lives of People living with HIV-AIDS, the book garnered generally positive acclaim from various critics and publications, with Philippine Star Supreme praising the material for bringing attention to a subject that has long been derided by religious conservatives.
Moymoy Lulumboy: Ang Ugat at ang Propesiya, Angelica, Ang Multo Ng Balete Drive, Moñito, and Mga Batang Poz are available on Precious Pages retail outlets, National Book Store, Pandayan book shop and leading books stores nationwide. For inquiries, you may contact email@example.com.