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About J. A. Paul
J. A. Paul is the author of the Gladius Adventure Series, where a simple run through the woods turns into an epic coming-of-age story certain to please those with a wild spirit who crave the next adventure.
One night after a long bedtime story, the author's sons challenged him to write a book. After years of writing short stories he decided to give it a try. Borrowing an idea from a friend he asked his boys to choose three "things" to include in the story. They chose a dragon, a tree and a ruby, and from those three seeds the story of Gladius grew. J. A. Paul set out to show his three sons that if you set your mind to something, it can be done. For more stories and information visit the author's web site at www.authorJAPaul.com
This is a short story of approximately 6300 words.
" -Amazon reviewer
Run with Gladius on this epic adventure through the daunting pillars of Longwood Forest, past the beasts of lore and fancy, to the shadowy Hills of the Moon. Feel the creepy twinges of the nefarious tyrant Mulhurt pull and twist at Gladius' instincts. Crave the raw emotions as a budding friendship blossoms into young love when Ellie captivates his heart. Embrace and experience heartache and humor, fear and courage, doubt and confidence. Come along -- join Gladius on this tantalizing fantasy adventure sure to appease your inner soul!
“J. A. Paul definitely knows how to craft an epic story-line, as well as fully developed characters and dialogue richly detailed in ‘story-teller’ fashion” -- The Paperback Pursuer
“A thrilling read that I found to be very well written and vividly descriptive.” -- TFLReader, Top 1000 Reviewer on Amazon
“I got this book for my 12 year old son. He got in trouble a few times for staying up past his bed time to read this book. The following is his opinion:
If you like Fiction, Action, & Adventure books, you'll LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEE this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved it so much I can't wait to get the second book in the series. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” -- an Amazon reviewer
“I've already recommended it to some of the older students and they are pretty excited to read it!” -- Carole, an Amazon reviewer
“There were a few sad moments but overall this story was hopeful and encouraging, something I think we all need in our lives.” -- Sarah, an Amazon Reviewer