When a village's coming-of-age tradition sends Floyd on "The Journey," he soon encounters a fantasy world rife with mythical creatures and real danger.

Unfortunately for Floyd, his journey has barely begun when he finds himself on the run from a press gang who mean to make him a galley slave. But with the help of a magical elf in disguise, Floyd escapes and soon finds himself aboard another ship, this one bound to the far east.

It is here where Floyd befriends a fellow passenger named Jonathan Swift, a young writer suffering from debilitating writer's block. But when the ship wrecks on an uncharted island, Floyd soon finds himself a prisoner of a magical race of people no taller than six inches. Suffice to say, the tiny Lilliputians and their strange customs are just the inspiration that Jonathan Swift needs to write again!

Floyd's odyssey takes him from the Middle East to China and finally to Xanadu, where he must save a woman imprisoned by a demon - and where he must make the ultimate decision, a decision that will decide his destiny. Will Floyd choose wisely?

A thrilling standalone fantasy adventure. For fans of magic and unlikely heroes.

"I found this story funny and exciting. I loved the style of writing. The characters were well done. I much preferred the Lilliputians in this book to those in Gulliver's Travels. It was great escapism reading." - Amazon reviewer

"An inspiring coming of age tale. Our hero lives in a village that has their young men leave town and explore the world for 2 years. When they come back they're expected to share their stories, verbally because the majority can't read. He is reluctant to go on his journey. Afraid of leaving the nest. Once the ball starts rolling he slowly forgets his worries and enjoys his journey. There's a whole lot of adventure stuffed into one book." - Amazon reviewer

"Great story. Fast moving. Could not put it down." - Amazon reviewer

"This journey is well worth taking! A fascinating story, full of adventure, magic, double entendres and winning characters. Piers Anthony and J.R. Rain are masterful writers and make an excellent team." - Amazon reviewer

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Journey
Author(s): Piers Anthony, J R Rain
ISBN: 1-5450-6120-3 / 978-1-5450-6120-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Journey: A Novel
Author(s): J R Rain, Piers Anthony
Publisher: Rain Press
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