Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka


George Bryan PolivkaGeorge Bryan Polivka has been a successful, award–winning writer for many years, crafting professional articles, newscasts, television scripts, and screenplays. He won an Emmy for his first documentary “A Hard Road to Glory.” Polivka lives near the small, seafaring village of Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two children.

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“I am one soldier in a great army of many, many thousands who have been enchanted and changed by the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. When I first ventured into Middle Earth, the outcome of the battle between good and evil, between creation and destruction within my own soul was far from certain. In a very real way the eternal loyalties of my heart were forged in Narnia. It is therefore my sincerest prayer that you will find your journey into the Kingdom of Nearing Vast worthy, if only in some small measure, of so rich a heritage, and so complete a victory.”
George Bryan Polivka, author of Legend of the Firefish



The Legend of the Firefish is a timeless tale of the pursuit of faith and honor.

Packer Throme longs to bring prosperity back to his decaying fishing village by discovering the trade secrets of a notorious pirate who hunts the legendary Firefish and sells the rare meat. Armed with the love of the priest’s daughter and a noble purpose, Packer stows away on the ship Trophy Chase bound for sea. But many tests of his faith and his resolve follow.

Will belief and vision be enough for the young man to survive?

Captivating action, dialogue, and insights into the heroic struggle of faith make this an ideal read for fans of adventure, fantasy, and well–told tales of honor.


"The Legend of the Firefish is an exceptional tale and the start of a very promising series. George Bryan Polivka's kingdom of Nearing Vast is well drawn and the characters both engaging and confronting. The avaricious Scat Wilkins, his unkempt and devoted crew, the sleek Trophy Chase and the wild seas leap off the pages to the extent I could smell the salty air and feel the rise and fall of the ship. Polivka surprises with the calculating Talon, Scat's brutal female security officer and Packer, with his constant internal conflict - both characters are unique yet resonated deeply. The pace is gripping, the battles at sea within and beyond the Trophy Chase leave you breathless and the spiritual message is powerful and moving. This book has broad appeal and should not be missed for those who love a sterling action tale that more than satisfies."
-- Narelle Mollet (Melbourne, Australia)

"Before Firefish, I had been looking for a good piece of Christian fantasy. Something with the vivid descriptions of Tolkien (by whom I compare all other fantasy novels), the clear, profound messages of Lewis, and plenty of adventure. And that's when I found this book. Polivka takes a stunning message of hope and faith and puts it into an adventure like no other. By the first chapter I was hooked, by the fifth I didn't want it to end. I felt so deeply for the characters - even the ones which I would normally be disinclined to like. No other author I have seen has ever done that. Packer and Panna captivated me; they're real people who learn and grow spiritually, without seeming perfect or "preachy". I recommend this book highly, for readers of any genre."
-- Forresta Gallagher (Colton, California)

The Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka
ISBN-13: 978-0736919562
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Release Date: March 1, 2007
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
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