Saturday, June 16, 2018

Quest for Leviathan by Amanda Tero

Ah, biblical fiction. ^.^ Though I've been trying to exercise self-restraint when it comes to free books and the deadlines they entail of late ... sometimes I can't help myself. I think what hooked me on Quest for Leviathan by is the brevity of the story and the unique subject!





Leviathan took the life of Anath’s father. Anath has spent three years preparing for the voyage that will end the threat of Leviathan. Yet as the Valor launches into the depths of the Mediterranean, an inward quest also begins, taking Anath to depths he is not willing to face.

The story is around 4,000 words, but watch my review be just as long :P

I loved the length. Don't get me wrong, I still love a fantastic novel. But I'm more willing to gamble on something shorter (and less expensive) these days. Amanda's story proves that shorter does not mean less.

The characters were few, but well done and seemed to fit the era. The writing had strong imagery and a single focal theme that helped the short story pack a punch. I loved the illustrations--they added a lot to the story. Of course the background of the Leviathan (mentioned in Job) also made the story neat.

Overall, it I didn't find it endearing or mindblwoing, but it was a unique premise with a well-executed spiritual/character development arc that packed a punch. As a writer, I know that's quite the feat. 8/10 shrooms.

There's a giveaway of course!

Amanda is giving away TWO print copies of "Quest for Leviathan" to one winner--one for you, and one for your friend.


Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.


 If you're looking for a short read or a taste of biblical fiction, this is for you! Have you read any other of Amanda's books? (This was my first.)

16 comments:

  1. This looks like a really cool book! I'll have to check it out! :)

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    1. Great! I'm sure Amanda would appreciate that. :)

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  2. This looks cool! Several of the authors I follow have been writing short stories lately, so I've been reading more and more of them. I think the last one I read (besides my own Lost Girl) was probably Skies of Dripping Gold by Hannah Heath. :)

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    1. Ohhh I've been wanting to read Hannah's book for forever!! I've been reading more short stories of late as well. I think they're on to something. ;)

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  3. Oh! You need to read all of her books! My favorites are Her Tales of Faith books! My absolute favorite has not been published yet;) All her books are amazing...she makes me think of a modern Isabella Alden!

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    1. Hehe, I take it you're a beta reader then! That's fun. :) Ohh I can see how she'd resemble Alden. I'll be sure to check out the series you recommended first. :D

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  4. Thanks for your lovely review, and for being a part of my blog tour! <3

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    1. Absolutely! I'm glad it worked out. Thanks so much for reaching out. <3

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  5. This looks interesting! It's very neat that you illustrated it. How many pages is it?

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    1. Goodreads has the Kindle version listed as 44 pages long for her book. :)

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    1. I thought so. :) I hope you'll give it a try!

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  7. The last short book I read was Mayfair a novella by V.C. Andrews.

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    1. I haven't heard of that one! Novellas are one of my favorite lengths to read and write. :)

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  8. This sounds like a good read.
    Marilyn

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  9. I really enjoyed this story too! I've been getting a lot more into Biblical historical fiction recently, which has been really fun. I really enjoy reading stories that most other authors don't cover. ;)

    I've read a couple of Amanda Tero's books before: they're lots of fun! She's a good writer.

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