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 Story
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.
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.
Title: Quest for Leviathan
Written by: Amanda Tero
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Recommended ages: 10 & up
I have always loved the idea of Leviathan from Job 41 and what he might be like. Amanda Tero brought that brief description to life in this book and wove in an important message while she did so.
There were very few characters who had speaking parts in this story, but each of them had a distinct personality and quality to them. I especially liked Joed.
The author says at the end that she wrote the book in modern language for ease of writing and I am appreciative of that. All of the dialogue was well written and I thought it worked well for the story.
The plot overall was good. I wish it could have been a little longer, thus the less than a full rating for this point. There were a few spots that I thought could have been described a little more in detail. But overall, the plot and storyline were both very well done.
Overall Writing Quality: .75/1
The writing style is what I have come to expect from Amanda. She writes very well and this book was no exception. I did find a couple of minor typos, but nothing that took me out of the story.
The story is so short it is impossible to put it down. Plus the story was good enough that I read it all in one sitting.
If you need a little encouragement in your life, read this book. If you want to hear a fresh view on Leviathan, read this book. Or just read this book for any reason you can come up with. It should take less than a half hour to read.
Note: I received this book from the author and all views are my own.
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