Viva La Vida

BookGeniez
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A decade of planning culminates in a nearly bloodless coup in the Kingdom of Aleghor. King Benedict takes the throne with the intention of eradicating the corruption which was synonymous with the rule and name of his predecessor, King Atomas.


It is a task which proves to be harder than overthrowing the kingdom itself and while Benedict sometimes compromises his values while acting with the best intentions, his actions will take their toll on himself and those who support him.


When loyalties start to fall into question and control starts to slip away from Benedict, how far will he go to ensure the survival of his dream to eradicate the corruption and bring peace to all men in the kingdom? How far and long will the loyalty and love of his supporters last?


This fantasy is set in a city against the backdrop of a city similar to Pompeii and the volcano, Vesuvius. A character similar to Samson in the bible helps to create an epic fantasy story including romance and tragedy while fundamentally following a story line inspired by Cold Play's song of the same name.


With the events similar to the life of Samson described in this novel, do not expect this story to be religious. It isn't. It is also only one part of the overall story. It is also not a retelling of the end of Pompeii.

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About the author

Francois wanted to be an author since he first learned to read and wrote stories about a talking car which he illustrated himself.


Francois only returned to his childhood dream in 2010 when he left a successful corporate career. He has since authored the “Junglies” series of children’s books. The first seven books in the series have been self-published in print and eBook format. They have also been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch Portuguese, German, Italian and Afrikaans Francois is seeking a publisher for the remaining five books in the series.


Following “The Junglies” he authored other standalone childrens books titled “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” which are both written in prose (rhyme). “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” are both still to be illustrated and published.


Francois has also completed a Young Adult Fantasy Fiction novel titled "WordRealm" and another standalone Fantasy Fiction novel titled "Viva La Vida" which was inspired by ColdPlay's song of the same name.


Francois wanted to share his life experiences with young adults and teenagers with regard to his journey to becoming an author and he wrote a self-help/motivational book for Young Adults and Teenagers titled, “Creating Personal Success”.


He currently lives in Indonesia and shares his time between his family and his writing.

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Publisher
BookGeniez
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Published on
Nov 3, 2019
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Pages
472
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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