Welcome, Reading Friends! David Telbat here. This upcoming novel of Christian endurance and repentance spans the globe. Let me share with you how The Legend of Okeanos novel was birthed, including insight into its origins and the locations within the book.
The Misty Foja Mountains of New Guinea
A couple years ago I read a book about the Sawi people of New Guinea and the first Christian missionaries to share the gospel to the cannibalistic tribes. (See my book review of Peace Child by Don Richardson.) I fell in love with the region, and at the same time, came across an article about a research team that went to the untouched misty highlands. They said it was a forgotten wilderness. Natives lived around the mountains, but no one lived in the foggy rain forest of extreme weather. My writing mind was off and running at that news–I would find a character to live there!
A Volcanic Island of the South Pacific
Another island in The Legend of Okeanos appears thousands of miles southeast of New Guinea. After reading The Life of Pi, now a major motion picture, I became intrigued with the concept and possibility of an island no one knew existed. What would I, a Christian adventure author, do with such an island? You’ll find out what I imagined in The Legend of Okeanos! 😉
Closer to Home
As distant as each of these two locations are from the other, there’s even another location in the novel that’s based on the US mainland, but the suspense of its numbing reality must be reserved for those daring enough to make the reading journey . . .
I hope you enjoy this adventure! You can read the description here.
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