Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
When novelist Jon Saboe released his 2007 anthropological adventure story, The Days of Peleg, he had no idea what an impassioned fan base he would develop. Readers of the book were so taken with Saboe’s storytelling that they flooded him with requests for a follow-up, and in 2011 the author obliged, offering the much-anticipated prequel, The Days of Laméch. Since then, the books have grown to achieve cult-classic status, but now, Saboe is making them available to a wider audience than ever before. Thanks to a new partnership with Enoch Press, Saboe is making both books available as free Kindle downloads—for five days only. Both books will be available, free of charge, from January 24 through January 28.
“The idea behind the five-day book giveaway is really two-pronged,” comments Saboe. “For one, we thought it was simply a nice way to commemorate the holidays, and to do something nice for those readers who may want to own the book in electronic format. More important is our desire to get these stories out in front of a wider assortment of readers—to invite more and more lovers of story and adventure to join us in this fantastic world.”
Indeed, the world of Saboe’s books is fantastic, but it also has much in common with out own world; Saboe says that while his books have the feel of science fiction, they really fit more closely into the “historical fiction” category. “These are books that are set in our world, but they invite the reader to view it in a whole new way,” Saboe explains. Indeed, his impetus for writing the books was a series of conversations he had about humanity’s collective understanding of history and anthropology. “It is trendy for modern men and women to look on our precursors are primitive Neanderthals, but these books invite readers to consider the possibility that there was much more going on in earlier civilizations than any of us might know or expect.”
At the same time, Saboe says that his two books are not meant to come across as pedantic—and that most of his readers are drawn to the material as much for the gripping adventure sagas as for the conversation fodder. “I hope these books give people something to think about, but neither book is overly philosophical,” he says. “The first book is an ancient nautical adventure, complete with conspiracies and secret missions—like something in the Raiders of the Lost Ark or National Treasure mold. And the prequel is cut from the same cloth.”
Saboe is gratified by the passionate reception The Days of Peleg and The Days of Laméch received; critics have likened his works to the novels of Michael Crichton and C.S. Lewis. Still, what matters most to Saboe is not the critical reception, but the breadth of the audience. “What I would love, more than anything else, is for these stories to find their way into the hearts and minds of more and more readers, and to start conversations or inspire the imaginations of folks from all walks of life,” Saboe concludes.
Both The Days of Peleg and The Days of Laméch are currently in print and available from Amazon.com and other retailers; electronic versions are free for download, on January 24 through January 28, via Enoch Press.
Jon Saboe is the author of two celebrated adventure novels,The Days of Peleg and The Days of Laméch. 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.