Are sea monsters a real thing? What about fire-breathing dragons? According to the Bible, there is a fire-breathing sea creature who really existed: the leviathan. Amanda Tero brings this dragon to life in her newest short story, “Quest for Leviathan.” Join Anath and his crew of ninety-nine rowers as they face the waves of the Mediterranean Sea and the power of Leviathan.
About the Book
Leviathan took the life of his 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.
As a personal friend of Amanda’s I always enjoy ever opportunity I get to read and review her work. Having read her first works and accompanied her on her journey as an indie author, it has been an absolute pleasure to see how she has developed her talents and her author voice. This was such a great short story! I have to say that chapter 39 of Job has always fascinated me, and I have always loved the descriptions of leviathan and behemoth. I would love to know what they actually looked like in real life. That being said, the illustrations in this book are excellent and just about how I would picture the real life leviathan to look like. Plus the fact that I also know the illustrator personally (in fact have known her since she was quite a small girl, even longer than I’ve known Amanda), makes this story just that much more special. I very much enjoy well-done and accurately portrayed Biblical fiction, and this particular setting goes even farther back than most that you will read. I was fascinated by all the elements she was able to pack into such a short story. The character development of Anath really left nothing to be desired, and honestly I’ve always enjoyed seafaring stories, so this was such a treat in every sense of the word. The resolution didn’t seem abrupt, but came about just right, which is often a somewhat difficult achievement for short story writers.
Overall, this was an intriguing and well-done literary work, and I give it 5 stars!
*Disclaimer: I received an advance copy of this story from the author in exchange for my honest review. Thanks, Amanda!
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About the Author
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.
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