Tamechactee: Arrow Soul
List Price: 16.99
Available: April 2012
A teenage boy in the mountains of North Carolina desires to get out of the “cycle” of a dysfunctional home and school life. Finally successful in breaking free, he quickly discovers that destiny has a plan for him and greatness is an understatement. An ancient legend passed down through a Native American tribe tells of one who will emerge as a great leader and even a “savior,” just in time before the world faces a major cataclysmic event. Taught to shoot a bow and arrow, the boy demonstrates incredible skill during his first lesson. Could he be the Tamechactee? Meanwhile, a sinister being over in Normandy, France known only as “The Maker” has a plan to set off nuclear bombs throughout the world, not to kill everyone but to bring humans into submission. What is the real purpose, and can anyone save humanity from this demonic fiend?
Joseph Murphy Landing, Jr. is fifteen years old and a sophomore at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He began his writing career at the age of thirteen, announcing to his parents that he was “starting his first novel.” Joseph was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. From a very young age he loved books, having them read to him by his parents or older sister, and when he was barely in kindergarten reading on his own. When Joseph learned to talk it became apparent that he loved words and often used vocabulary that sounded precocious coming from a young child. His family soon realized that Joseph had a flare for the dramatic and a vivid imagination. Joseph has studied martial arts since the age of five and holds a second degree black belt. He has attended the Duke Young Writers’ Camp and is currently working on the sequel to his first novel.