The Mōdis

Set in the early 1800's, The Mōdis is an adventure, steampunk novel about a boy with an extraordinary power, and his struggle to use it. Join Jacob as he travels with a mysterious mentor through his inner battles, and the mysterious organizations that would use him for their own ends.

Available now on:

At the following stores:
Muskoka Bible Centre Bookstore (Huntsville)
Uncle Larry's Port Sydney
Minds Alive
Up North Games Huntsville

For a limited time, you can order copies direct from me, accompanied by 3 limited edition 5x7 cards, containing artwork of the 3 main characters.

Add your bookstore to the list, either through Ingram, Barnes and Noble, or Createspace Direct
ISBN-10: 1530463556

The Story Behind The Modis
It has been my experience in speaking with bookstore managers, that they have found it difficult to find young adult fiction, that is not morally objectionable to parents and they are looking for something original. I am happy to say that this book was written with the intentions of a father writing for his children. Several youth workers were consulted in the process of writing this book, to ensure that the worldview is consistent with my own. There will be people who hold a different worldview but, in those cases, I can't imagine that the book would ever offend. I wanted to write something my kids will enjoy while knowing that they are not being subjected to writing that glorifies the belittlement and humiliation of their villains. There is a lot of tension in the book over allowing the past to shape the main character, and his responsibility to be a force for change in the world. It pulls no punches in the action that varies from rooftop fist fights to aerial battles on flying airships, while taking efforts to frame those moments in the appropriate context. It is my hope that this book entertains and thrills the reader, without resorting to the typical story progression that has been so popular with teens as of late. Thereby I have found the book to have come out a little out of the norm, and it is my hope that my readers enjoy that freshness to it.
-JD Laverty-