Jonathan Fok’s New Fantasy Novel Explores Cost of Moral Courage

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In the land of Drèmthanos, a young protagonist must find his own way to success and home

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Jonathan Fok’s new fantasy novel The Phoenix Song: Wind (published by iUniverse) takes readers to the land of Drèmthanos, a once-united kingdom of elves, men and dwarves that is now ruled by a corrupt and cruel human king. Having conquered the elves and dwarves, the human king is now remaking the kingdom into his own image.

At 15 years old Ryan Constave feels like a total geek. He has lived his entire life in the shadow of his older sister and his best friend, both of whom are smart, attractive and athletic. The only thing Ryan has going for him is his straight-as-an-arrow moral compass, but even that gets him into trouble. One day, while trying to avoid some of his bully classmates, Ryan visits his elderly friend, Aiden, and hears a story about the Six Elements – magical objects that grant remarkable powers to those who wield all of them.

That same night, Ryan is blinded by a white light that transports him to a mystical world filled with wizards, elves and talking horses. In this world, danger awaits around every corner. In a desperate bid to return home alive, Ryan enlists the help of two half-elf, half-human allies, Illian and Alantria, who serve as both Ryan’s protectors and teachers.

As Ryan sets out to find the Six Elements and use their power to send him home, Ryan is faced with a dilemma: stay true to his morals – which have brought him nothing but misery – or abandon that path in favor of seizing what he deserves.

When asked to summarize The Phoenix Song’s message, Fok turns to the words of Mark Twain. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

About the Author
Jonathan Fok is an avid reader of fiction and fantasy novels and has been writing short stories and novels since he was 15. He often uses his own life experiences within his stories. A mechanical engineer, he currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, with his dog, Sasha.

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