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We're launching the Book Tour for THE END OF THE MAGI by Patrick W. Carr! #EndMagiPrism


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Note from the Author

Hello to everyone joining the tour for The End of the Magi. I guess the thought on everybody’s mind is “What is a fantasy novelist doing writing a straight-up Biblical historical novel?” Well, as we say, therein lies the story.

Back in the mid 90’s I was deep into a series of Bible studies on tape by a teacher named Chuck Missler. It was amazing how he opened my eyes to the complexity and perfection of God’s word. I think I must have gone through a few hundred hours of listening when I got to his study on the book of Daniel. During that study, he mentioned that the magi might have been a sect of wise men that Daniel created in response to receiving the prophecy of the 70 weeks. That idea really fired my imagination, and I found myself wondering and imagining what that must have looked like. I realized that would mean that for hundreds of years there were wise men watching and waiting for the fulfillment of that prophecy.

I’d always wanted to write their story, but it just kind of sat in the back of my head for a couple of decades and then I was committed to writing THE STAFF AND THE SWORD and then THE DARKWATER SAGA. After I finished the two series, I decided to finally tell their story. I guess I was a little naïve. I thought I’d be able to do a little bit of research and write the story. It turns out that there’s not that much information on the Parthian Empire, the setting for the story. We actually have more information on the previous empire (Assyrian). I had to do a lot of digging, but the information I uncovered was fascinating. Their burial beliefs in particular were surprising, and it was a lot of fun to be able to include those sorts of details in the book. I think everyone will be kind of amazed at how broad the world was at that time. Goods and people were traveling all the way from ancient China to the Roman Empire.

I don’t want to give away too much, but I will tell you that all the historical details are as accurate as I could make them. Some of the most shocking parts of the book are ripped right from the pages of history! Thanks again for joining the tour. I hope you enjoy the story.

—Patrick

The End of the Magi
By Patrick W. Carr
Christian Historical Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 384 Pages
November 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Centuries before the magi arrived in Bethlehem,
a prophecy sets a young magus on his path . . .

Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel calls forth a select group of men who will count down the calendar until the arrival of Israel's promised king. Centuries later, as the day draws near, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are slain by a ruthless Parthian queen.

Equipped with very little, in haste Myrad escapes the city and, searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is keeping secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable asset, an epic journey filled with peril, near captures, and dangerous battles begins.

With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can't forget, and the promise that the world will never be the same.

Praise for the Book

"Carr retells the story of the Magi in this bustling biblical adventure . . . . Myrad's divine vision of the star and his arduous trek battling his own physical problems to pay homage to the Messiah capture the majesty of biblical narratives and will appeal to Christians well versed in scripture."--Publishers Weekly

"Patrick Carr brings us a captivating tale in The End of the Magi. Based on the Holy Bible, he weaves a fictional tale of the adventures of a group of magi from the east looking for the Messiah. Myrad is a strong main character even though he doesn't see himself as strong. He has great character traits and these help him find triumph over tragedy. . . . The End of the Magi is a great holiday read and gives us much to think about in our journey to know God better."--Fresh Fiction

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Tour Schedule

November 18th:
Launch
Locks, Hooks and Books
Paulette's Papers
Rockin' Book Reviews
November 19th:
Christian Chick's Thoughts
Remembrancy
I'm Going on an Adventure
November 20th:
A Baker's Perspective
Library Lady's Kid Lit
Inspirational Reading Adventures
November 21st:
Kimber Li
Faithfully Bookish
November 22nd:
Christy's Cozy Corners
J. L. Mbewe
Daughter of Increase 
November 25th:
Pause for Tales
Splashes of Joy
Backing Books
November 26th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Bookworm Lisa
November 27th:
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Red Headed Book Lady
The Shelf Life
Worthy2Read
November 28th:
For Him and My Family
Hallie Reads
Labor Not in Vain
Paper Ink & Lizard
November 29th:
Wishful Endings
Heidi Reads...
The Heart of a Scribe

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About the Author


Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword. A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero's Lot were both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards. He teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons.


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- One winner will receive a print copy of The End of the Magi and a $20 B&N gift card
- Four winners will each receive a print copy of The End of the Magi
- US only
- Ends November 29, 2019

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