The Quest of the Thirteen
By John DeFilippis
Book I in the Medallion of Mavinor Series
Life in the Kingdom of Mavinor was always lived according to “The Scrolls,” a set of holy documents written by men but believed to be inspired by a deity known as “The Author.” When the people of Mavinor were attacked by the army of a neighboring kingdom (Xamnon), every copy of The Scrolls was destroyed in the war. Despite countless hours of labor, the task of reproducing them remained far from complete, and their society slowly but surely began to unravel. King Onestus, childless and very ill, sees his kingdom crumbling before his very eyes but feels helpless to reverse the trend. In his darkest hour, he receives a sign…a breakthrough in The Scrolls achieved by the scribes. Believing it to be authentic, Onestus announces that he will assemble a group of thirteen men to undertake a prophesied quest to return a sacred medallion to the kingdom. The quest will ultimately decide his successor, the one whom The Author has chosen to rule Mavinor and lead it back to prosperity.
“The Quest of the Thirteen” is the story of how a select group of very different men learn to work together: experienced warriors, a scholar, a rich man, a fisherman, young men aspiring to make something of themselves…all thrown together against nearly impossible odds. They cross rugged terrain, battle mythical creatures, and experience death-defying adventures as their world expands further and further beyond the boundaries they once knew. Despite countless external threats, in the end it is the internal conflict they must master in order to achieve their goal and save Mavinor.