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About Nathan Keys
Nathan has been fascinated with storytelling from an early age. As a child, he invented worlds and creatures, played pretend, and told stories to anyone who would listen. He completed his first "novel," an 85,000-word fanfiction, at age 13. He spent high school summers creating plotlines for role-playing games on a forum site, where many concepts for characters, creatures, and kingdoms in The Epic of Marindel were first developed.
The Epic of Marindel: Chosen is his first published novel; the first of many.
Nathan is a Vision Lead at the San Diego Kingdom Writers' Association, a resource center which serves to empower and encourage Christian writers to publish award-winning material within all genres for the purpose of reaching more people for Christ. Community is an indispensable part of every writer's journey.
During his free time, Nathan enjoys hiking, exercise, traveling, and visiting coffee shops, breweries, and wineries with good friends.
Nathan graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology, and is currently working to obtain a Masters in Organizational Leadership.
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Every person has a story.
Every story is a part of something Greater.
Long ago, the elven Kingdom of Marindel governed the realm of Tyrizah from its place on the back of a giant sea turtle. But when a great evil was unleashed, the Era of Peace came to a tragic end. Thousands of years passed, and Marindel was all but forgotten.
Connor, a young farmer with a wild imagination, always longed for adventure. When bizarre events cause him to realize his role in the greatest story of all, Connor embarks on a quest to defend the Great King’s daughter from a wicked sorcerer, whose darkness grows with every passing day.
Tarento, a promising Samurai warrior, is disillusioned with the grandeur of his own kingdom. But when he hears the voice of a King he cannot see, he discovers his destiny to save the people of Felidae from impending disaster.
As their journeys entwine, Connor and Tarento will travel across the realm, uncover the mysteries of Marindel, and face unimaginable odds in their fight to survive. Tension broils in the city of Cloud Summit as diabolical factions vie for control of the Kingdom of Armavir. The adventurers must make a daring rescue attempt—but at what cost?
Embark on the journey of a lifetime in Book I of The Epic of Marindel!
“An impressive debut novel… I walked away with one word, WOW. I am convinced this is Holy Spirit inspired.” —Peter Younghusband, reviewer at Perspective by Peter
"As long as you wear the amulet, you will be able to use magic. No one can take it from you unless you surrender it to them," the Great King announced on her coronation day, for she was to receive a royal inheritance that no human had ever been granted. But now, Melody felt sick inside. She'd been tricked into giving her amulet—and her powers—to the Great Serpent, who raged against her. "Give it back!" she demanded. It's not yours anymore, the Serpent's telepathic voice taunted. Your foolishness is my reward!
Melody's one small mistake became a tragic cataclysm, with repercussions that would be felt for centuries across the realm.
Nathan Keys' retelling of the timeless story of redemption plunges readers into an exhilarating allegory, paralleling God's great love for His people and His quest to save humanity. Readers of every age will be propelled into a greater understanding of Scripture with study questions and additional resources which can be used in group settings or as a personal devotional. Fans of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will love The Great Story of Marindel: Encountering Jesus through the Art of Storytelling.