Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat today with some “Points of Interest inside Steadfast Book Five.” I had such a wonderful time writing Steadfast Book Five for you, I sometimes forgot I was writing! What an adventure traveling across deserted plains and abandoned ghost towns in America’s future! That happens sometimes when an author disappears inside his work. The failures and triumphs of Eric Radner have been a thrilling experience, not to mention the battle scenes against a pack of feral dogs!
Here are facts about the writing of this next Steadfast Series novella. I hope they whet your appetite to keep reading, as well as encourage you to exercise steadfast faith of your own!
Points of Interest inside Steadfast Book Five
1. Steadfast Books Five and Six were written back to back so the storyline and adventure flow continuously. (You’ll see what I mean when you get to the end of Book Five—you won’t be able to stop!)
2. It was especially important to me that I write about Eric’s failures as a leader, as well as his spiritual victories and repentance. Look for his valleys and mountaintops, and I think you will relate.
3. You may notice, I enjoy putting our hero into a place where he’s horribly outnumbered, then consider how God might deliver him. I intentionally included an Old Testament scene in Books Five and Six, as if Eric is Elijah, facing off against the Prophets of Baal.
4. Whenever you see Eric being sacrificial, I have Jesus Christ in mind, and the way our attitude should be toward others (Philippians 2:5).
5. The slaves on the chain in Steadfast Book Five offer great character profiles for me to lead off and write side-stories (I call them squids) in the future. But also, the slaves on the chain are allegorical. They have been taken captive; they are in bondage, in need of a savior, a deliverer.
6. This book is just a step closer to Dawn of Affliction, full-length Book One of the Last Dawn Trilogy, to be released fall 2018. You can see the covers here.
7. The way Eric allows one-legged Alan to learn his own spiritual lessons in God’s own timing is a lesson in mentoring younger believers, I think. Those we mentor should be taught the truth, but we cannot be afraid to allow them to trust God to apply those truths through their own trials and challenges. We just need to be there to guide and support.
I hope you enjoy Steadfast Book Five. I have many more stories and novels to come. To those of you who encourage me to keep writing—I hear you! And I will! 😉
See you on the next page!
If you aren’t familiar with D.I. Telbat’s Steadfast: America’s Last Days Series of novellas, click the title link to read a summary, as well as find page links for each novella in the series, plus retailer links. You can also find The Steadfast Series on Amazon here (affiliate link) where you can read the reviews.
Novel Update: Steadfast Book Five is in the hands of our second proofreader. Steadfast Book Six is in the hands of our first proofreader. As soon as these two novellas are ready to release later this month, we’ll announce it loud and clear! 😉 Meanwhile, David is working through his second draft of full-length novel, Dawn of Affliction, Book One of the Last Dawn Trilogy. He has much more excitement and inspiration coming for you!
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