Sunday, October 02, 2016

Matt's Novels

Below is a list of all my fiction works currently available. The links listed below each title will bring you to webpages where they are available for purchase. I've linked Amazon.com and the publishers' webpages, but most of these works are also available from other sellers as well. If for some reason you have difficulty finding or purchasing any of these works, please let me know (by leaving a comment or getting in touch with me by an alternate means), since most of these books can also be bought directly through me.
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Whispers of Adventure: A New Pilgrim's Progress for Today's Christian - an allegory of the Christian life, told in the form of an adventure story

Whispers of Adventure may be purchased in paperback form from Amazon, or as a Kindle e-book.





"John Bunyan is alive and well in the 21st century! [This is] a gripping novel, that both young adult readers and adult readers will relish."

          - Jeff Haanen, founder of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work, and a regular contributor to Christianity Today


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The Hidden Kings Trilogy - a fantasy/adventure trilogy based on Christian motifs (see below for individual volumes) - click here for a set of authorial reflections on the themes and meanings of the series.








"Just finished reading The Hidden Kings Trilogy, and LOVED it! Great writing, great mix of adventure, action, mystery, and even romance! However, the thing I loved most about the series is how the three books work together to paint an unexpected and beautiful picture of the Gospel that left me in awe and thankfulness to God for the amazing gift of grace that was given to us in Jesus. I highly recommend his this series to everyone!" 
          - Josh Robertson, senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church (Brookings, SD)


    
- Book 1: Freedom Cry - the story of an enslaved people and their long march to freedom

Freedom Cry may be purchased in paperback form from the publisher's online store or as a Kindle e-book from Amazon






"Freedom Cry has the makings of a classic with its rich characters, well-placed suspense, both human glory and human depravity, and sobering moments for personal reflection. Burden has created a world that is both shocking and hopeful. I was sad to finish the last page and look forward to his next book, "The Conqueror's Song" to see where the adventure turns next in this superb epic. If you like Tolkien, you'll appreciate Matt Burden's work. If you like Richard Adams' work, you'll like the robust characters in Freedom Cry."
          - Matt Proctor, pastor of Cornerstone Church (Marion, IA) 



- Book 2: The Conqueror's Song - set as a prequel to Book 1, this is the story of a legendary warrior and his quest to save the world from a hostile invasion

The Conqueror's Song may be purchased in paperback form from the publisher's online store, from Christian Book Distributors, or as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.



"Well written and enjoyable to read. Matt Burden needs to write more!"
          - Ron Libby, pastor of Trenton Baptist Church (Trenton, ME)


- Book 3: Pathways of Mercy - this book returns to the characters of Book 1, as they grapple with the resurgence of the enemies from Book 2 in their own day

Pathways of Mercy may be purchased in paperback form from the publisher's online store, from Christian Book Distributors, or as a Kindle e-book from Amazon.



 "The last book of the Hidden Kings trilogy brought things to a fitting end! Up until the last pages of the book the author continues to surprise you as things happen that you didn't see coming. The trilogy offers a great mix of adventure, action, and romance. I was also blown away by how at the end of the book you are left with a beautiful picture of the Gospel message that warmed my heart again to the grace and mercy that is found in the Gospel."

          - Josh Robertson, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church (Brookings, SD) 

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A Flame in the Night - an unpublished historical fiction novel set in medieval England, written when the author was 18 years old, and then lightly edited for serialization on this blog in 2015-16.

A Flame in the Night is not currently available in print form; however, it can be read in its entirety online by using this link (also accessible from the permanent sidebar of this blog, under the "Full Series" section)

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Soldiers of the King - a historical fiction novel set in the time of the Crusades, written when the author was just 17 years old (so, although it has gotten many good reviews from readers, the author makes no guarantees about the stylistic quality of the work)

Soldiers of the King may be purchased in paperback form from Amazon, with both new and used copies available.

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Tactus: A Quest for Truth - a historical fiction novel set in the 1st century AD, written when the author was just 16 years old (so, although it has gotten many good reviews from readers, the author makes no guarantees about the stylistic quality of the work)

Tactus: A Quest for Truth may be purchased in paperback form from the publisher or from Amazon, with both new and used copies available.
 

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