Prism Book Tour: THE END OF THE MAGI / Patrick W. Carr #EndMagiPrism

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The End of the Magi
By Patrick W. Carr
Christian Historical Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 384 Pages
November 5th 2019 by Bethany House Publishers

Centuries before the magi arrived in Bethlehem, a prophecy sets a young magus on his path . . .

Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel calls forth a select group of men who will count down the calendar until the arrival of Israel’s promised king. Centuries later, as the day draws near, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are slain by a ruthless Parthian queen.

Equipped with very little, in haste Myrad escapes the city and, searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is keeping secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable asset, an epic journey filled with peril, near captures, and dangerous battles begins.

With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can’t forget, and the promise that the world will never be the same.

Praise for the Book

“Carr retells the story of the Magi in this bustling biblical adventure . . . . Myrad’s divine vision of the star and his arduous trek battling his own physical problems to pay homage to the Messiah capture the majesty of biblical narratives and will appeal to Christians well versed in scripture.”–Publishers Weekly

Patrick Carr brings us a captivating tale in The End of the Magi. Based on the Holy Bible, he weaves a fictional tale of the adventures of a group of magi from the east looking for the Messiah. Myrad is a strong main character even though he doesn’t see himself as strong. He has great character traits and these help him find triumph over tragedy. . . . The End of the Magi is a great holiday read and gives us much to think about in our journey to know God better.”–Fresh Fiction

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About the Author


Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword. A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero’s Lot were both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards. He teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four sons.

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Tour Schedule

November 18th:
Locks, Hooks and Books
Paulette’s Papers
Rockin’ Book Reviews

November 19th:
Christian Chick’s Thoughts
I’m Going on an Adventure

November 20th:
A Baker’s Perspective
Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Inspirational Reading Adventures

November 21st:
Kimber Li
Faithfully Bookish

November 22nd:
Christy’s Cozy Corners
J. L. Mbewe
Daughter of Increase 

November 25th:
Pause for Tales
Splashes of Joy
Backing Books

November 26th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Bookworm Lisa

November 27th:
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Red Headed Book Lady
The Shelf Life

November 28th:
For Him and My Family
Hallie Reads
Labor Not in Vain
Paper Ink & Lizard

November 29th:
The Heart of a Scribe
Heidi Reads…
Wishful Endings

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This has its own giveaway, so go check it out! Enter at each stop for extra entries.

Tour Giveaway


– One winner will receive a print copy of The End of the Magi and a $20 B&N gift card

– Four winners will each receive a print copy of The End of the Magi

– US only

– Ends November 29, 2019

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Although different from Carr’s fantasy novels, The End of the Magi is well-written and interesting to read. Characters are well-developed and historical details appear to be authentic.


Carr writes a biblical fiction story based on the magi, chosen risen to track the days on the calendar, to witness God’s fulfillment of the prophecy, and more. It’s more than a Christmas story, for it traces the journey of one young man, born with a club foot, not of the Hebrew nation, who is used by God in ways he never expected. Myrad’s journey illustrated how God can use anyone to further His plan, whether or not they are capable in the eyes of the world.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.


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