J. Elmer Tesch storms literary world with ‘Johuocin’

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New book examines, reveals how many things are not what they seem to be on surface

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J. Elmer Tesch releases the first part of a planned trilogy as his debut publication. “Johuocin” (published by Archway Publishing) is a story that takes place in a mythical world of medieval times, where the characters have and show many of the same problems and emotions of modern day society. Prejudice, love, confusion, selfishness and much more, are revealed in what would be the key to an exciting three-part series.

Under the old king, the kingdom of Eldwain prides itself on having a diverse and welcoming society. But the new king, Eldwa the Centurion, is far less tolerant, inflicting heavy taxes and executing those who cannot pay. In this fantasy novel, a young man makes a deal with a wizard in an attempt to avenge the death of his father and sets out on a journey of discovery.

A study of human conditions and attitude shines through the quest of a young man determined to extract vengeance; a sojourn that teaches him more about himself than about exacting punishment. It is about passion and compassion, understanding and confusion, empathy and judgment. It is about seeing the world and appreciating the differences about it and humanity.

“If you can see these things in the book and enjoy the story, that is the goal,” Tesch on what he wants readers to take away from his writing.

An excerpt from the book:
“… he realized that the cold that he had resented for so long seemed reassuring to him in some ways. He knew that he was selfish in many ways, yet there were lines that he would not cross, things he would not do, to feel warmth. He was sure it was because he did not like the feeling of guilt it gave him. It seemed to him that he enjoyed his selfishness as it was.”

By J. Elmer Tesch
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781480832053
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781480832046
E-Book | 362 pages | ISBN 9781480832060
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
J. Elmer Tesch is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Before Joining the Army his parents moved from one place to another 28 times, always looking for a new way to survive and to feed their eight children. Growing up was often a challenge and a blessing, but it would teach him many lessons that others would not share.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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