Kevin J. O’Brien crafts enchanting new fantasy adventure novel

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‘Quest of the May’s Rose’ follows young woman’s journey into adulthood

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teaches readers essential life lessons through the story of a young woman who learns to live and grow as she takes on the path to adulthood

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The surge of thoughts of adventures that came to author Kevin J. O’Brien’s mind inspired him to pen his captivating novel, “Quest of the May’s Rose” (published by Xlibris). It follows a young woman who lost her father. As he was dying, she learns about the intricate and diverse world of man. Her father sends her to her uncle and she begins a voyage of discovery, experiencing the new trade route to the East by the sea. As she embarks on her journey, she encounters happiness, sorrow and learns to become an adult.

Readers are brought to the planet Talamh in the year 1310 of the second Common Era. A young half-elf female, who has just lost her father, starts the most long and dangerous journey of her life. She and a newly formed adventuring company make an attempt to sail west to open a new sea trade route to ports of the kingdoms of the East from the port city of Fair Haven in the kingdom of West Thorne. This riveting novel depicts the interaction of people hailing from different lands and molded by different cultures.

“You find how one young person made decisions and lived with them,” author O’Brien explains.

Magical, creative and resonant, “Quest of the May’s Rose” teaches readers essential life lessons through the story of a young woman who learns to live and grow as she takes on the path to adulthood.

“Quest of the May’s Rose”
By Kevin J. O’Brien
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503567313
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503567320
E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781503567337
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kevin J. O’Brien was born in Missouri and was an Air Force Brat. He lived in West Germany as the Berlin’s Wall was going up. He also lived in Ohio, San Jose and San Pedro. O’Brien joined the US NAVY to see the world for 20 years.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for 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 or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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