‘The Key of Silence’ where ordinary meets extraordinary

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Debut author Quark Wells pens science-fiction novel showing how one need not be special to accomplish great things

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“I’ve realized that probably most or all of the stories in the genre told the story of somebody who was different from others,” said author Quark Wells. “The heroes had their own special powers that made them different from others. But this is not so in reality.” He became intrigued by the idea and decided to subvert this trope in heroic fiction in his debut novel, “The Key of Silence” (published by Xlibris AU), where the main protagonist is just an ordinary person.

V is an ordinary girl living a far from ordinary life. She lives with a pixie and shape shifter, and she goes to an all-boy school disguised as a boy. But all of this is nothing to the extraordinary things up in store for her when a school break trip with her crush leads her down a sinister path revealing deep connections between her and Quark City, a giant space city travelling around the galaxy. In “The Key of Silence,” V finds herself in a perilous adventure as the more sinister forces lurking behind the city’s secrets give her a welcome home.

Written to take the spotlight on the average person with regular abilities and talents, the story follows V who does not have any ‘special’ ability of her own and tends to cause more mistakes than others, but this does not stop her from embarking on her own adventure.

This book is about expectations in a competitive society, as well as people using their abilities for selfish purposes, to gain power and wealth. Wells feels that this would allow readers to realize that one does not need to be extraordinary to make a difference. It is about chasing one’s dreams, hard work and perseverance.

“The Key of Silence”
By Quark Wells
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781499021370
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781499021349
E-Book | 264 pages | ISBN 9781499021318
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Quark Wells has worked as a journalist in one of his country’s popular dailies and later as an editor with a local weekly magazine. An avid reader, he would read anything ranging from fantasy to science fiction. He is also an ardent fan of independent animation works, especially genres like web comics. Currently, Wells is studying for a master’s degree in English Literature to have a deeper understanding on the elements of what makes a good story and the effect of literature on popular culture. He firmly believes that a story that catches attention of the masses is not just a good story but one written with passion, perseverance and discipline. “The Key of Silence” is his first book.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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