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"This book is amazing! It’s a very interesting blend between Christianity and epic fantasy. There are spiritual and philosophical discussions that brought me to reconsider values and thoughts taken for granted. It features a VERY good language. It is, in my opinion, the fantasy book with THE best language.”

J. Lennquist,   Goodreads

 

“I enjoyed this book so much. The setting is detailed and lived in, pulls you into the story. You truly worry and feel for the characters and their mission, and at the same time you think you're reading a lost and forgotten tome of Christian history... I would recommend this not only to any fantasy fan that's been burned out on the genre to get a new perspective on it, but anyone looking for a great book."                                                                                                                                                            Cory P,

Oil City PA

                                                                               
 

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"...my work on Never Leave Your Monastery began back in 2005, after being engrossed one night by a certain comedic swashbuckling film of high adventure. I worked the epic over long periods, for some 15 years. The narrative is heavily imbued with Christian symbolism and anecdote, being meant as a continuation of the Western epic tradition that began with Homer, and I will also add that it features the solar journey-against-the-dark-overlord plot found wherever the mythos-culture thrives. It is meant to convey a journey for spiritual integration and maturity, a coming of age "tragi-comedy" with meditations on the Christian way, and the medieval communal archetypes of living beyond. In some sense, it is a solution offered against the modernist angst."
                                                                                                                               -H.G. Potter

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: He had set down a twenty page story-manuscript describing the fall of the wizardic college Nystol as background for his rpg milieu. (that was 1988). Heavily influenced by the classic dramas in high school, (plays like Hamlet) the Latin teacher also learned Greek in grad school, delving into Homer, Aeschylus, and many other classics. He taught Greek Mythology and Greek Drama at the university and high schoool levels. As a young artist, he also studied illustration and continued to incorporate these things into world-building, drawing from Dante, Tolkien, Umberto Eco, and even Gary Gygax, among others. He finished a four year MA in Classics at WSU in 1992 and worked as lecturer in local colleges and universities, then later as a private school instructor. Discerning the call to priesthood he was accepted to Saint Pope John XXIII National Seminary and was ordained in 2009. Soon he took up writing again, revamping the old stories and making these books for his parishioners. He considers his writings to be epic comedy modeled after the classic authors and hopes his work will be useful in re-storing the Christian culture of Western Civilization. He serves the faithful by hospital work and caring for the elderly,  with Confessions, Mass and Sunday preaching in a TLM parish in the Midwestern United States. The priest-scholar studies Biblical Hebrew and draws from Scripture as well as the ancient mythos-traditions of Western Civilization and rich history of the Christianity in medieval times.

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