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.
Leviathan took the life of Anath’s 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.
Title: Quest for Leviathan
Series (if applicable): N/A, short story and stand-alone as of right now.
Author: Amanda Tero
Publisher (if applicable): N/A, indie-author
Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Biblical Fiction, Christian, Short Stories, Fiction
Recommended Age: Other than a few mentions of injuries, I’d say all ages could read this!
I think this was an interesting topic for the author to write about. I’ve never read anything like this, to be honest. It’s set in Job’s time, and although we really don’t have much information on that, Miss Tero wrote it wonderfully. I really think it’s amazing to know a fire-breathing creature existed a long time ago, but it’s so weird that nothing like that is in this time now.
Anath was, overall, an okay character. He had been dealing with the Leviathan for a long time, especially after his father had died from it. I do feel that his character was underdeveloped, but he was a believable character in that time period overall and that mattered quite a bit to me.
I think the story was a little too short. It ended kind of abruptly, and I wished we could have seen some more action or how he was dealing with his spiritual journey a while longer. What I really loved was how Miss Tero weaved in verses from the book of the Bible, Job. I didn’t even realize that until she mentioned it.
There aren’t any content warnings I can think of, other than some mentions of broken bones or missing limbs, etc, which would make this a perfect read for all ages!
Amanda is giving away TWO print copies of “Quest for Leviathan” to one winner — one for you, and one for your friend!
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. Here are some websites you can find her at:
With a Joyful Noise (Release Day Post)
Resting Life (Spotlight, Review)
The World of the Writer (Review)
Authoring Arrowheads (Review)
Purely by Faith Review (Review, Interview)
Victoria’s Book Nook (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
Bekah’s Books (Spotlight, Review, Interview)
Clothed with Scarlet (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
Reveries Reviews (Review)
Chosen Vessels (Spotlight, Review)
My Purple Pen (Review)
Read Another Page (Review)
Once Upon an Ordinary (Review)
Maidens for Modesty (Review)
Yahweh Sisters (Review)
Honey Rock Hills (Review)
Life of Heritage Corner (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
Kaylee’s Kind of Writes (Review, Interview)
The Red-Hooded Writer (Review)
Blossoms and Blessings (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
Lit Aflame (Review, Interview)
The Left-Handed Typist (Review)
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Review, Interview, Giveaway)
Great Books for God’s Girls (Review, Interview)
Peculiar Miss Darcy (Character Interview)
Done in Love (Spotlight, Review, Interview, Giveaway)
Creating Romance (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
Keturah’s Korner (Review, Interview)
Rock and Minerals 4 Him (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
A Baker’s Perspective (Review, Giveaway, Character Spotlight)
Christian Author: A.M. Heath (Review, Interview)
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections (Review)
Views from the Window Friend (Review)
Hunting for Truth (Spotlight, Review, Giveaway)
Reading on the Edge (Spotlight)
Summer Snowflakes (Review, Giveaway)
With a Joyful Noise (Giveaway Winner Announced)
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to give a positive one. This review was written in my own words and opinions. Check out my Amazon Afflilate Link and Reviewer Disclaimer pages.