In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny. Turning his back on king and family, a reluctant Toshar must embark on a perilous, uncharted journey to restore hope to a savaged land and light to its darkened moon. ••• The first book in an an epic, time-twisting fantasy series that is soon to be a trio of major motion pictures. ••• Also available on Google Play
Award-winning author of more than a dozen books whose readers span the globe, Mark David Gerson electrifies groups and individuals around the world with his inspiring stories and motivational workshops, seminars, talks and retreats.
Mark David's books include critically acclaimed personal development and self-help titles, compelling memoirs and spellbinding fiction. In addition, Mark David’s books for writers are considered classics in the field and his screenplay adaptations of his Q’ntana fantasy novels are on their way to theaters as a trio of epic feature films.
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I didn't realize, as I was letting the first draft of The MoonQuest pour through me, that I was writing a metaphorical memoir...that Toshar, this young man who discovers the power of storytelling and the potency of his own voice, was me and that I was doing it through this, my first attempt at novel-writing. As if that weren’t astounding enough, I later discovered that I had also been writing my first book for writers – also in metaphor and equally unwittingly. Toshar’s astonished description of how the story found him could have been mine, about how The MoonQuest (a story I never planned to tell) found me. It could also serve as the philosophical foundation of everything I have written, coached and taught about writing ever since, which, in the end, always distills down to these four words: “The story knows best!”
That would be too strange, I thought, stranger even than the story, which had come from I knew not where. As I had opened my mouth, my mind set for a happy, almost dull tale of warmth and contentment, the words that emerged were of peril and cataclysm. It was as though I was the mouthpiece for some powerful instrument beyond my control. As its music sang through me, carrying me where it would, I felt nothing but its rhythms, saw nothing but its revelation. I was the story. The story was me. Only when Yhoshi jabbed me did that other world dissolve into the rains of this one. Or were they different worlds at all?