Moymoy Lulumboy 5 - Ang Lihim ng Libro, TV Series and More: What's Ahead In Segundo Matias’ Enchanting World of Gabun

by - September 17, 2018

Palanca-awardee and best-selling author Segundo Matias, Jr. and Lampara Books recently launched the fifth book of his Moymoy Lulumboy series. Held last September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City, it was one of the highlights of the Manila International Book Festival (MIBF), where top local and international authors debut their work to the general public.

During the launch, PETA performers reenact parts of the books to the delight of the audience. For those who are not updated to the series, they were able to get a glimpse of the book through the performance. 

With this latest instalment, Moymoy Lulumboy continues his journey as he struggles to cope up 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.

The Young Adult 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.”

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 as tackled during the presscon where Jun Matias gave light to this news.

Fans of Moymoy should be grateful that Matias didn’t stop at Book 1 as he originally intended instead we will await each year to the exciting adventures of Moymoy Lulumboy.

Segundo Matias, Jr is an expert in telling stories targeting to a younger demographic. The Moymoy series is a coming-of-age story told skilfully and at the same time open 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 two publishing imprints, Precious Pages Corp. and Lampara Publishing Co.

On the latest 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 on Precious Pages retail outlets, National Book Store, Pandayan Book shops and leading books stores nationwide.

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