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Author Patrick "P. J." Shay's Newly Released "Children of War 1: The Band" is Matakh and Meea's Struggle to Survive Below The Ruins of the Filius Civil War


Author Patrick "P. J." Shay's Newly Released "Children of War 1: The Band" is Matakh and Meea's Struggle to Survive Below The Ruins of the Filius Civil War

"Children of War 1: The Band" from Christian Faith Publishing author Patrick "P. J." Shay shares the story of Matakh and Meea. In the wake of the Filius Civil War, these young heroes must overcome the loss of their parents and lead a group of children to survival within a subterranean labyrinth.

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MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Children of War 1: The Band": the Filius Civil War has brought ruin to the home of two siblings who must lead a group of young survives as they built a new way of life in the underground. "Children of War 1: The Band" is the creation of published author, Patrick "P. J." Shay. Born on April 12, 1994, Patrick has been an avid reader, artist, and hobbyist all his of life. At the age of seven, he began penning short stories, mostly for his younger sister. Raised in a Christian household with loving parents, he developed a deep faith in the Lord, which he strives to weave it into his work. He is a great lover of fantasy and science fiction. He also has a deep appreciation for nature, which was inspired by the pets and animals that always surrounded him during his youth. His varied interests and rich upbringing are constant influences on his work. Diagnosed with autism at an early age, he went to a private school until sixth grade before he was charter-schooled. He currently resides in his home State of Pennsylvania.

"The next moment, Matakh's entire world seemed to shatter into a million pieces. An impossibly-loud blast tore through the space, the very air seeming to convulse violently under the force. Both he and his sister were picked up and sent flying by what felt like a level-ten earthquake. All around them, the contents of the basement were likewise sailing through the air, smashing into the walls, ceiling, floor, and each other. A flying shard of glass whipped across Matakh's cheek, but he failed to register the impact amidst the turmoil. He couldn't even make sense of up or down anymore; the entire universe felt like it was imploding around him." --Patrick "P. J." Shay

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Patrick "P. J." Shay's new book is the story of survivors.

The unthinkable has happened. The peaceful world of Filius has descended into a civil war. The Peoples are divided. Old allegiances are forsaken and treaties are ignored. Fighters and bombers streak across the sky. Great cities lie in ruin and death is everywhere. After losing their parents to an air raid, teenagers Matakh and Meea struggle to cope. As a vicious regime takes hold and innocent children are threatened, the two find themselves tasked with caring for a small group of young fugitives.

Although still reeling from their loss, the siblings take up their calling and lead the other children to safety in the underground. In the subterranean labyrinth, they may be safe from the violence above, but they must now face a new set of challenges. They must find a means of securing supplies while staying hidden from prying eyes. If they are to survive, Matakh and Meea will have to hold fast to their faith, their friends, and one another. All the while, they must fight to cope with their own loss and cling to what little hope still shines through the darkness that has engulfed their world.

View a synopsis of "Children of War 1: The Band" on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase "Children of War 1: The Band" at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about "Children of War 1: The Band", contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.


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