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"For those looking for a powerful story of one young boy's transformative experience dealing with addiction aboard a floating city of a cruise ship, this is the novel for you. Great characters, smartly written and an ending you won't see coming!"

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King of Escape Mark Christopher Mathis
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In Mark Christopher Mathis’s powerful young adult novel, The King of Escape, a young man copes with loss, pain, and guilt... The King of Escape is a thoughtful story about growing up and letting go of past mistakes.


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Mark Mathis is a best-selling author, a serial entrepreneur, and volunteer for children with autism. Best known for his novel, The Frost and the Belle, his books, poetry, blog, podcasts and general musings are published regularly on several social media outlets. A huge cinephile, Mark has been called a walking IMDB of horror movies and suspense thrillers.


He also reads voraciously and finished his first novel, The Taker, when he was fourteen years old. The Augury Assignment, which started out as a semi-autobiographical tale, mirrors Mark’s early life growing up in Greenville SC.


He and his two children love to hike, watch movies and discover new adventures together through travel. Mark's efforts to support the autism and veterans communities have been profiled by CNN and several local publications. When not writing or working, he enjoys spending time with his dog, and playing piano and singing at a restaurant/bar near his home in Apex, NC.


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