Jason N. Beil has written numerous short stories, countless songs, and a rock musical fantasy, The Other Side of Never. He is currently working to complete his fantasy cycle, The Talisman War Trilogy. The first novel in the cycle, The Talisman of Faerie, was published in 2004 and translated into German in 2010 under the title Flucht Nach Faerie. The Second novel, The Sword of Kings, was published in 2010.
A trained vocalist and musician, Beil graduated from Millersville University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He pursued musical theater in his twenties, appearing in productions such as Cabaret, Oklahoma, Some Like It Hot, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He enjoys singing barbershop quartet music, and during the holidays, he sings with a professional group of carolers, the Occasional Singers. He is the keyboardist of the popular Delaware-based cover band HyJinx. Currently Beil’s activities include spending time with his beautiful daughter, working with his band, and writing the final volume of the Talisman War.
on April 08, 2013 :
This little story confused me a lot. It wasn't till I got to the end that I understood that was a collaboration story. Parts of it were hysterically funny, parts were incredibly sweet but it needed a strong editor to go through and give it the cohesion that it desperately cried out for. The story idea is great, the characters are strong and the writers are talented but it comes off a bit of a mishmash, which is disappointing on such an interesting story.
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