The MoonQuest: A True Fantasy

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In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny. Here, as black-clad armies terrorize the countryside, Toshar and his three companions must follow a trail of stories to the source of the moon's dimmed light. A gripping and epic adventure rich with universal truth.

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Overview

In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end the tyranny. Here, as black-clad armies terrorize the countryside, Toshar and his three companions must follow a trail of stories to the source of the moon's dimmed light. A gripping and epic adventure rich with universal truth.

"Those were exceptional times, the darkest of ages, a land where 'once upon a time' was a forbidden phrase and fact the only legal tender. That was the land I was born into, a land of slaughtered bards, a land dulled and divided by fear. That was Q’ntana, and this is its story, and mine...a story that begins once upon a time..."

Book I of Mark David Gerson's popular Q'ntana Trilogy. (Get The StarQuest, Book II, on Nook too!)
Winner of five national and regional awards.

Soon to be a major motion picture.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Under the reign of the tyrant King Fvorag, bards, storytellers, and other keepers of hidden truths met only death at the hands of the black-clad armies; the severed heads of the king's enemies adorned his Wall of Traitors, and even the moon hid its gentle light from a land that grew desolate. When Toshar, grandson of the last Elderbard, learns he must undertake a quest to restore the light of the moon-and the brightness of songs and stories-to the land, he little realizes that his true destiny lies in the kernels of truth he awakens in others. First in a planned trilogy by inspirational speaker Gerson, this debut moves quickly yet gracefully, its songlike prose a match for its ethereal characters and its allegorical message of inner truth. Fans of quest-centered fantasy and visionary fiction as well as New Agers should enjoy this emotionally solid tale; appropriate for large fantasy or New Age collections.


—Jackie Cassada
Library Journal - Jackie Cassada
This debut moves quickly yet gracefully, its songlike prose a match for its ethereal characters and its allegorical message of inner truth. Fans of quest-centered fantasy and visionary fiction as well as New Agers should enjoy this emotionally solid tale.
Mindquest Review of Books - Bernie Nelson
An exceptional, timeless novel.
Midwest Book Review - James Cox
An evocative and emotionally moving tale.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979547584
  • Publisher: LightLines Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark David Gerson is a screenwriter, award-winning author and creator of The Q'ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels and films. The MoonQuest: A True Fantasy, the first book in the trilogy, has won multiple national and regional awards, as has his book on writing and creativity, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write.

Mark David has also written The Book of Messages: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek. His latest is Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir. The MoonQuest, The Voice of the Muse and Acts of Surrender are all available for Nook. For the other titles, visit Mark David's website at markdavidgerson.com.

As a creativity catalyst and workshop facilitator, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease. Mark David is also an artist, photographer, broadcaster and popular speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality.

Mark David's MoonQuest sequel, The StarQuest is also available on Nook. The final book in the trilogy,The SunQuest, comes out in Fall 2013. The MoonQuest, the first feature film in The Q'ntana Trilogy, will be in theaters in 2014/2015.
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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Don't miss out on the start of the Q'ntana Trilogy! A-MA-ZING!!!

    The Moonquest: A True Fantasy by Mark David Gerson is the first book of a fascinating and entertaining trilogy. Imagine a land where storytelling is outlawed and punishable by death. Can you even imagine such a land? "In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard's imagination can end this tyranny." This is not just a book; this is whole new phenomenon, a whole new world. When I read this book to my granddaughters, their eyes opened wide, the look on their precious faces were.....well, awe inspiring. They enjoyed it so much the first time, they asked that I read it again, which I enjoyed immensely. Young and old will enjoy reading the words of this creative and talented wordsmith. He writes this story as no one else ever could.

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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    We are each a living story, threads in the tapestry of humanity's cultural story.

    We are each a living story, threads in the tapestry of humanity's cultural story. The tapestry holds the stories of humanity's unfolding through the eons of time. Each period in humanity's journey a reweaving of the cultural tapestry . There has always been a "Once upon a time" and always will. Thus we each are on/in our own MoonQuest, as too humanity. Mark David is an insightful writer and storyteller offering you a story to help you find the story of you and your place within the new story of humanity. Read it and begin your journey. ~ Richasu

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

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    I read a lot of books. I usually read them, make some notes about them in my journals, and then pass them on to other writers. This wonderful book, MoonQuest by Mark David Gerson---I'm keeping it.

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