“I wasn’t that excited about going to Taellywood. There was a shadow that I felt hovering over me. That night I couldn’t sleep. I tossed and turned in bed with thoughts of ghosts and owls watching me. Maybe in the morning Clarise would change her mind. Maybe we wouldn’t go into that forest after all.”
In this excerpt above, Taellywood seems as much a mystery as it is dangerous. Yet as I read this excerpt I wrote over 2 years ago, the pull towards seeking this treasure is still haunting. As any writer does, he never forgets his characters. They stay with him even as years pass. This treasure hunt book speaks about life and tells the story of 5 youths embarking on a journey.
Why would anyone want to find an ancient treasure? The legends speak of adventures. The message of this book provides wisdom for seekers. It’s been done before yet this story has a twist. The ancient treasure contains a box. “I know all about it,” Dillon said. “There’s a hidden box inside this buried treasure. The box contains all the wisdom of God. They say that whoever opens this box will have the knowledge of God. It contains all of God’s wisdom and human wisdom. The one who discovers it will understand all truths. They will have answers to everything. Every question we ever had, every reason for God’s purposes, the one who opens it will gain all this wisdom. They will know and understand God’s will. Yeah, I know all about it. and I will be the one who opens the box.”
I love the idea of it. Finding the answers to the questions of life seems plausible. Yet for these 5 youths they find something more. Interested in this book? It’s currently available at bookstores. The ebook is available on Amazon.
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“Most people knew Cody Jacks by his nickname, ‘Jax’ except his mother, who called him by his given name, Cody Coldwall Jacks. We encountered Jax as we were heading home from Taellywood. He appeared from the shadows demanding us to turn over the treasure.
“Turn it over, or you will die,” he commanded. Cody Jax spoke with a gruff. His leather voice was as distinguished as his jacket.
“It doesn’t belong to you,” Dillon said.
I wasn’t going to ask questions of this man. His dark eyes gazed of contempt. Hatred filled his heart. This man was unrivaled to any of our humble personalities. He took us by surprise. In an unfueled attempt at bravery, Dillon quickly turned around and there they stood, face to face.
“You are just a bunch of children,” Jax said. “I have searched for that treasure for years. I followed you after you left the cabin. I had a feeling you were heading for the treasure. I must admit, you are quite a bunch. You have outsmarted many who have sought the treasure. But it belongs to me.”
Jax walked over to Clarise. He stood close to 6’ 4” and his towering stature made Clarise look so small.
“Don’t mess with her,” I said.
Jax scrutinized his thin black eyes in my direction. I felt a cold chill go down my spine. This man was evil.”
– An excerpt from Taellywood Treasure Hunt.
“I felt it touch my shoulders. I embraced the gentle breeze softly caressing my cheeks. I wasn’t afraid. I knew it was out there somewhere, just waiting for us. What would happen when we found it? Because I knew, deep down inside I knew. We would find it, but then what? Would it be all over?
‘Go to Taellywood,’ the angel said. ‘You will find a treasure buried there deep inside the forest. Look beyond the trees. Look beyond your fears. Under the big oak tree will be distinct markings. There you will find a blue bench resting under the crescent moon. Go to that tree and you’ll find the ancient treasure. The handprints will lead you to the place you were told about long ago.'”
An excerpt from the Taellywood Treasure Hunt.
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The story is a blend of fantasy and religious fiction. It’s a story about finding an ancient treasure which contains a wisdom box. If you have ever wondered why things happen or wish to understand God’s will, you would certainly look for those answers in God’s wisdom box. A group of teenagers aim to do just that and they set out on an adventure.
In this excerpt from “Taellywood”, the group of friends encounter an old wise man.
“Hey there old man,” he said. “What are you doing out here in the middle of the woodlands?”
The old man glanced upwards at Dillon. His black eyes peering out under his thick eyebrows, barely taking notice to the rest of us, he said, “No man has survived looking for the Taellywood treasure. Many hunters, pioneers and tribe leaders have died trying to find it, but the one who opens it will have a special anointing.”
The old man extended his twisted fingers up to his face and scratched his long white beard. Turning sharply to look at us, he scrutinized each one of our faces and whispered, “You must be extremely careful. I’m telling you this as a warning. Don’t be a fool. It is better you run from the treasure than to seek it.”
We stood there in silence. Who was this man? Where did he come from? How did he know what we were doing? I had so many questions running through my mind. I absolutely wanted to know who he was.”
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This fiction book is a story about five friends on a quest to uncover an ancient treasure chest. The story takes them through the Taellywood forest where they encounter strange events and mystical creatures. Against all the warnings, this group of childhood friends search for the legendary treasure they heard about for years.
Inside this treasure chest holds something much greater than all the precious jewels of the world. The Taellywood Treasure possesses a deep, held secret. Legend proclaims it holds a box which contains God’s wisdom.
Have you ever wondered why things happen? Or wished you knew the answers to life’s biggest questions? These group of friends desire the same thing. They yearn to know the truth. They desire God’s wisdom. Yet in their search for truth, will they compromise their values to uncover it?
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The following is an excerpt from the Taellywood Treasure Hunt:
“‘I am Dreamsphar,” the old man said. “I am the keeper of people’s dreams. My intention is not to hold you in contempt. I must warn you. I will challenge you.”
“But will you help us?” Dillon asked.
The old man pulled out a felt sack from inside his robe. Twisting the rope which held the sack closed, he tossed it over to Dillon.
“I have one final word for you,” he said. “Don’t be deceived. If that is what it takes to discourage you, I will give you a piece of advice. You cannot escape the consequences of finding the Taellywood treasure of wisdom.”
The Taellywood Treasure Hunt is a fantasy fiction book filled with unexpected events. It’s a discovery of wisdom. It’s a desire for answers, a pursuit of truth, and a journey of destiny. It’s a soul’s quest to uncover the wisdom of God, to understand why things happen, and what these friends soon discover is the most valuable gift of all.