Ivan Obolensky grew up in high society, regaled with the mystical ghost stories and fantastic intrigue of his aristocratic and trailblazing ancestors. These tales inspired him at an early age and colored the formation and background of his award-winning debut novel, "Eye of the Moon". "Shadow of the Son" is the much-awaited sequel, enchanting people into the night.
Considered gothic mysteries of a new class by readers and reviewers alike, "Eye of the Moon" and "Shadow of the Son" primarily take place in a single location, and involve universal themes such as the price of vows, of gifts, of curses, and of settling scores; revenge, mercy, and friendship; love, abandonment, and trust.
Educated in the US and England, Ivan’s original roots in writing were poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction. His short stories feature the main characters from "Eye of the Moon", Johnny and Percy, in their earlier escapades.
Ivan’s curiosity has led him on a path of self-study in diverse subjects. In 2011, he wrote articles on the social sciences, which are translated into Latin American Spanish and published online.
He has credited his work in nonfiction as critical in developing his skills of weaving diverse subjects together into one good tale.
Among the authors that have influenced Ivan the most are Jane Austen, Raymond Chandler, O. Henry, P. G. Wodehouse, Charles Dickens, J. R. Tolkein, and Edith Wharton.
Ivan enjoys photography, reading, cooking, music, and riding his motorcycle.
Visit Ivan’s website at https://ivanobolensky.com.