The world I’ve created in these novels was inspired by a series of conversations I had with people about topics like anthropology, myth, and human history
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Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) January 07, 2013
Though it has been more than five years since author Jon Saboe released his first novel, The Days of Peleg, he still approaches his work with a hunger and an enthusiasm that are more characteristic of a first-time writer. “The stories told in my books have really found an audience and resonated with a lot of readers, and that, in turn, makes me more eager than ever before to get these novels out to as many people as possible,” Saboe explains. As such, the author has signed a deal with the innovative publishing company Enoch Press; together, Saboe and Enoch are preparing to bring The Days of Peleg and its popular prequel, The Days of Lamech, to the widest audience of Saboe’s career.
“The world I’ve created in these novels was inspired by a series of conversations I had with people about topics like anthropology, myth, and human history,” says Saboe. “They were borne of discussion, and as such, it has always been my desire to stir up more discussion, among as diverse a readership as possible.” Already, Saboe’s two novels have found a spirited and passionate following. The Days of Peleg was published in 2007, and it proved so popular among readers that Saboe found himself overwhelmed with requests for a follow-up. Saboe was happy to oblige, releasing The Days of Lamech in 2011.
Since the release of the two books, Saboe’s star has continued to rise, both among critics and among readers. His works have been likened to the novels of C.S. Lewis and Michael Crichton; reviewers have also invoked such serial adventure series as Indiana Jones and the National Treasure films. “Those are gratifying comparisons, because more than anything else, these books are meant to entertain,” says Saboe. Entertain they do; The Days of Peleg and The Days of Lamech are both ancient nautical adventure stories, pitched halfway between historical fiction and science fiction.
If there is any hidden “agenda” to his books, Saboe says it is to encourage readers to think differently about the history of human civilization. “My hope is that these novels inspire readers to consider alternate paradigms, to think about their own past in a different ways,” the author notes. “We tend to think of earlier civilizations as being much more primitive and less intelligent than our own, but my books wonder if perhaps there is more to early humankind than we might realize.”
Jon Saboe’s road to authorship has proven an unusual one; after studying music at Jon Hopkins University, Saboe ultimately came to work as an IT professional. His forays into fiction, he says, stem from his long-standing interests in storytelling and in archaeology.
Through his partnership with Enoch Press, Saboe now hopes to bring more and more readers into the fold, with new editions and promotions of his two books forthcoming. “The desire is to get more people interested in this saga, and to bring more people into these rich and rewarding conversations,” says the novelist.
Jon Saboe is the author of two celebrated adventure novels, The Days of Peleg and The Days of Lamech. Saboe’s varied and imaginative writing draws inspiration from his eclectic life experience, which includes early studies in music as well as his current work in IT. Saboe’s work is best classified as historical fiction, with an emphasis on adventure and undercurrents of science fiction.