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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Quest of the Thirteen by John DeFilippis

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Quest of the Thirteen by John DeFilippis

 

 

 

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I am a lifelong educator who always dreamed of becoming an author. After losing my job following the Great Recession, I finally made the time to pursue that dream and ultimately fulfilled it. Crossroad Press agreed to publish my first novel and signed me to a contract to write the rest of the series. I went on to write three more novels and complete my quadrilogy before returning to work full-time in 2015.

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

The genre for this book is best categorized as Christian fantasy fiction. But I know of many non-Christians who read my series and still enjoyed it. So I think it’s fair to say that my book is not only for fans of Christian fantasy fiction, but fans of generic fantasy fiction as well.

 

 

 

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

My Christian faith and love of epic fantasy fiction inspired me to write this book. I’m a big fan of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as The Hobbit, so my goal has always been to write my own fantasy fiction series. Tolkien once said that The Lord of the Rings was “fundamentally a Catholic work, unconsciously so at first but consciously in the revision.” My goal was to write a fantasy fiction series that was fundamentally Christian and consciously so from the very beginning. I’d like to think I fulfilled that goal.

 

 

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

A battle-weary kingdom in chaos. A people losing their faith. A dying king with no heir, the rules of succession tied to an ancient legend. Salvation may lie in a chronicle discovered amongst the dusty tomes in the library of the scribes. The passage describes a medallion of enormous power that holds the key not only to saving the kingdom but to identifying the future king. Thirteen loyal subjects are selected and trained for the arduous quest to retrieve the medallion. Together they work against nearly impossible odds—rugged terrain, mythical beasts, death-defying adventures, and, worst of all, betrayal in their ranks. In the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, The Quest of the Thirteen brings to mind the adventure and excitement of Jason and the Argonauts, The Odyssey, and the Arthurian legend of the Holy Grail. Ultimately The Quest of the Thirteen is about an extraordinary effort to resurrect a kingdom and its people in a world where evil and unearthly challenges lurk around every corner, and where the real heroes fearlessly confront evil and meet those challenges head-on.

 

 

 

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