The Way of The Quest by Dr George Blair-West

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Written in the style of The Alchemist, the premise of this award-winning inspirational 'self-help novel' is that we cannot be truly happy if we are not clear on what is meaningful for each of us and we are not pursuing a purpose that reflects this meaning. Coming from the experience of a practicing psychiatrist, this illustrative novel takes the reader on a journey to answer the three questions that most of us struggle with: Who am I? What am I here to do? What is holding me back from pursuing what I am here to do?

It follows the life of a precocious, sixteen-year-old boy leaving his home in England and travelling to the magical Mont St Michel in search of both adventure and himself. Coming from wealth and privilege, instead of staying in Paris as instructed by Queen Elizabeth, he takes off to Mont St Michel to train under the greatest knight of all time.

Francis Bacon, a real-life figure, is no ordinary young man. Later in life he will be acclaimed as one of the geniuses of his age as he will go on to forever change the worlds of law, science and literature. When you meet him, however, he is a confused 16-year-old trying to find his way. This book follows the course of his fascinating life as meets the great teachers on The Mont who set him on his path ... and the woman he falls for who inspires him to follow it.

There are stories within stories, legends within legends and layers upon layer ...

While winning awards in both 'Inspirational fiction' and 'Visionary Fiction' categories, The Way of The Quest might be best called a 'motivational, self-help novel'. Inspired in equal parts by the tales of King Arthur and Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, it was written by Dr George Blair-West as a fun, engaging story set as the era of the chivalrous knight is drawing to a close.

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Published November 12, 2013 by Alclare Publishing. 327 pages
Genres: Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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