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|In Stone: A Grotesque Faerie Tale by Jeremy Jordan King|
by Jeremy Jordan King
In Book One of The Immortal Testimonies, Jeremy is stuck, like most young New Yorkers, in a world between adolescence and adulthood. Just when he thought that he was an average, blend-in-with-the-crowd gay kid, he becomes the victim of a terrible act of homophobia. Thankfully, a mysterious something comes to his aid. Garth is a gargoyle, trapped in stone and cursed to live an immortal life. Human and monster must become friends and confront the mysterious and magical events of the past that have brought them together.
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Author Quiz interviews Jeremy Jordan King...
Is there anything about you or your writing that makes you unique from other authors?
You know, high school is a nutty time. You're discovering parts of yourself that only adolescence brings to light. It's a really supple place to set a story because emotions are super high and experiences are life-shaping. But I personally found the years after high school to be the most difficult and formative-- almost more interesting and frustrating than my teen years. So as I was growing into adulthood, I wanted to read my story. But most of the fantasy fiction was about teenagers, and most of the gay fiction was about coming out. Where was I? There's a severe lack of representation of what we could call the "new adult" in fiction, especially in fantasy fiction. And don't even get me started on the absence of gay protagonists. Ugh. I'm tired of seeing twenty-something gay men forced to read books about teenage girls because there's no books about them. Don't get me wrong, I love those books, but my community deserves to see themselves in popular fiction. So I'm helping them.