Isshin @ SM City Calamba (Book Tour)
Isshin Dream Publishing would like to invite you to The Seven: The Key of Credence by Veronica Mist and Brightest by Johann de Venecia and Joanne Crisner book launch in cooperation with SM City Calamba and National Book Store Calamba branch.
The event will run from Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 2:00pm until Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:00pm
There will be a short program on the 17th and a book signing. We’ll be having a writing and art competition and we’re encouraging everyone to enter. ^_^
We’ll showcase the art on the books for the rest of the week as well as the works of the winners :)
Read. Enjoy. Love. Help.
Hello! Here’s a Christmas gift idea for you to give to Young Adults and book lovers.
Just Like Harry Potter, Twilight, and such, The Seven is targeted for Young Adult readers, as well as the kids at heart and book lovers. Though it doesn’t really matter how old you are, if you like to read, you’ll definitely love this book.
Another reason why I recommend you, especially the youth, to read this because aside from the beautiful magical story, there is also depth in the story. It has a lot of valuable lessons and morals even if it’s the work of fiction.
Here’s a copy of my column/article about this book:
There’s truth in fantasy
By MARIA KATHRINA LOPEZ YARZA
November 7, 2011
MANILA, Philippines — Credence is to believe and to trust the truth about something. It is that on which our faith lies.
I am not really an avid reader of fantasy books, but once I start reading one, I always feel like I am being transported into a world of make-believe, mesmerized, and never letting go of the book until I finish reading it down to the last page.
It was fun reading “The Seven: The Key of Credence,’’ a book that made me feel like a teenager again. I can definitely relate to the youthful curiosity and love of adventure of the main character Ryan Trish and her friends.
The Key of Credence tells us about Ryan and her friends and their experience in an entirely new world — one that involves the Heavens and the Helles. Reading it, I am transported to Sactae Mundus and Intero Regnum, two of the fictional places in the book. The places are so beautifully described that I see the vivid imagery in my mind.
From among the many conversations in the story, two have touched my heart.
The first one speaks of finding courage and hope from unexpected people and unexpected places. For example:
“It’s pretty childish I know, but because of that I never lose my courage to face whatever comes my way. It’s like… I always anticipate someone… something to support me whenever I needed it. And guess what, the imaginary assistance I need never fails to back me up on the verge of giving up.”
“Imaginary?” Ryan asked skeptically, one eyebrow raised, “Like imaginary friends?” “I mean like , when I least expect it, a friend, a relative, and even a complete stranger would miraculously appear and lend their hand to whatever difficulties I was going through. It was like someone told them, pushed them to help me.”
The other one speaks of friendship, loyalty, and faith – faith in oneself, faith in others, and faith in God above all things…
“You must understand that the most important thing apart from religion is your faith Trish, your faith in Him. And when you believe, you would follow what He had said. And that is to spread love around you. If you did just that, what possibility for any of you to not be saved then, when the time of judgment comes?”
WRITTEN BY A FILIPINO
This book was written by a full-blooded Filipino, Veronica Mist, proving that Filipinos can also create wonderful fantasy stories, similar to Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Twilight and so on. Book publisher Josephine Litonjua of Ishin Dream Publishing said: “I wanted to show the world that Filipinos are equally or maybe more than talented than writers abroad.”
I am likewise proud of Veronica Mist. She is a close friend of my best friend Ysiad in high school. Upon learning that Veronica wrote a fantasy book, memories of some 13 years ago flashed back when Ysiad would tell me that she had a friend who loved to write stories about the paranormal, the supernatural, her own fantasy world. That friend turned out to be Veronica Mist, now a published author.
To the beautiful and magical story, Veronica also added a twist of war in the human soul, about the end of the world, and also of God’s unwavering love, incorporating moral lessons in the story that will surely touch the heart and soul of the reader.
“Maybe I’m just too ambitious, but still I want to teach today’s younger generation, especially teenagers who have been losing their morals, respect and dignity because of the environment they’ve grown into.” Veronica shares.
“The Seven: The Key of Credence by Veronica Mist” is available at Powerbooks and National Bookstore. You may also purchase it from me for the same price where part of the proceeds will go to my medical funds. Veronica Mist and Isshin Dream Publishing are willing to give me a certain percentage from the sales of the book I get to sell. Not only will they be able to reach more booklovers to read the book, moreover, they will have reached my heart with their helping hands. You can purchase the book by visiting my website or contact me at 0906-3360757.
“Do not be afraid. Because if you let these fears consume you, you’ll most likely fail even before everything else starts.”
You may place your order/s HERE or contact me at 09063360757.
Thank you so much! Take care and God bless us!
– KCAT YARZA