Kodus has lived a boring life in Stronghaven, sheltered from the world and isolated from any social interaction. This is until he meets a girl who leads him to adventure into Estonia. His life in Stronghaven was forced by his parents only for protection. His mother and father were the king and queen of Dagmarth, a beautiful planet considered the center of all galaxies, until a savage enemy led a surprise attack that nearly obliterated it. Some Dagmarthians found safety on the planet Palmar, where his parents hid for years before coming back to our own world.
It was a new prophecy told on Palmar that encouraged one last hope for winning the ongoing war and restoring Dagmarth to freedom and peace. But, every promising future comes with a cost. Dagmarth must convince one extraordinary boy to become its bright-shining hero. His name will be Kodus Solaris Hemsley.
All of Dagmarth will realize the hard part is not protecting Kodus, but convincing the boy to fight for them and all planets on its side. He will discover magical powers and skills that outmatch any warrior. It will be his destiny to be the hero for all – the hero of a new generation of freedom and peace. A quest that begins with an escape from Palmar and depends on Kodus accepting the truth and his destiny.
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This book was a mix of prophecy and a strangely entertaining style of storytelling which reminded me in concept of Enders Game at times. I thought it was both original in come it and execution - I enjoyed what felt like an almost religious feel to the prophecy
as I personally haven't seen that before - this was a fast and entertaining read! I'm sure this author will be one to watch. Check it out!
Awesome book. The story pulls you in and you won't be able to put the book down. It's a great sci-fi story and I eagerly await the sequel.Published 2 months ago by Paul
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Interview with Joseph:
1. Tell me about your book.
Dagmarth: Escape from Palmar is a riveting novel set in the far future. It captures many elements of a dystopian future fiction work such as post-apocalyptic life, reminiscing the past, and the ongoing battle between power and freedom. It focuses on a young boy forced to live a simple life in hiding. However, uncontrollable events happen and his parents realize the long-known prophecy is inevitable. His father must accept that the boy is the key to winning the war and ensuring freedom for all. This story is unique for three important reasons. First, it is based on a rare past that few people my age lived, but new threats of war lead many young people today on the same path, and more people share my admiration, especially through social media. Second, it offers a look into the struggle of finding oneself on the path of life, and the decision to leave home which any teenager and adult can appreciate. Lastly, Dagmarth: Escape from Palmar is the entrance to the first series that examines war in the eyes of a family and their friends and enemies with magical powers and a touch of comedy, mystery, and romance.
2. What inspired you to write your book?
I believed I would follow in my father’s steps as a Marine, and admired the qualities of those who served. I considered joining after high school. However, I realized my admiration was merely an appreciation excited by cinema and video games. I did not truly appreciate the intense training, demanding sacrifices, and costs of war. This led me to alternatively pursue a college education, where I was fascinated by writing. College writing was my way of sharing personal experiences. I did play with the idea of writing a novel about my past during college. It was not until summer of 2014 that I decided to try.
3. Do you have any other published works?
4. Who is your favorite author? Why?
I don't have a favorite author.
5. Do you have any works in progress?
Yes, Deadly Embers as my first crime romance thriller. I also have the sequel/first main story to the Dagmarth series ready for editing when this prequel is steady with sales.
6. What are your favorite things and pet peeves about being an author?
Favorite things would be the process of writing, creating the story as it progresses, and completing the story. Pet peeves would be experiencing an obstacle to creative thought, not finishing the book in one session, and knowing the book is never perfectly edited/written to its best value.
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