The Elixir: Journey On - Book III of THE ELIAS CHRONICLES    AMAZON   #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Folklore & Mythology

Stepping into worlds that I am the first to see, and meeting those who live there before all others, is a joy unlike anything else I’ve experienced. As a writer, I attempt to share this joy with an invitation to others. Thanks to those who have accepted the invitation. 


Why do I write? Simply, I am drawn to shining a light on the human condition...without judgment, light pierces the darkness and is freeing. It allows us to explore what it is to be human. These themes are interwoven in my works of literary fiction and fantasy


Cutting of Harp Strings: a literary novel is all about living your truth. My fantasy series, The Elias Chronicles, asks the question we all think about- who am I? What should I do with my powers? What's ahead for me? Whether it is literary fiction or fantasy, my books are about what it is to be human and with all the emotions that make us who we are.


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AMAZON #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Literature & Fiction - January 2022


Thrown off guard—Emotions raw—No regrets!


Eli's life is in limbo. He's searching for a sense of peace but can't seem to find it. That all changes when he returns many years later to the place where he first met Aiden. The two are polar opposites, but despite their differences, a strong friendship blossoms. A friendship that neither had ever experienced before. 


Caught off guard, their relationship deepens but like a gut punch, a promise that Aiden made to himself changes everything. Eli is left to pick up the pieces. 


In Cutting of Harp Strings, author E. G. Kardos artfully weaves together a story of friendship, living in the moment, and love. It's a story of self-discovery and will take readers on an emotional rollercoaster of joy, heartbreak, and ultimately, utter bliss that is sure to stay with readers long after they turn the last page. With its engaging characters and evocative and visual plot, Cutting of Harp Strings is an unforgettable coming-of-age tale that will leave readers reflecting on the beauty of true friendship and the power of love.


"An emotionally moving saga." —Midwest Book Review


"Cutting of Harp Strings is a poignant reminder of the true meaning of friendship and how the search for ourselves is never-ending." —Charles Tabb, author of Floating Twigs





#1 New Release  in Teen & Young Adult Literature Fiction-

January 7, 2022


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"... a compelling and engagingly written story of friendship, the word used to describe a long, slow process of enlightenment as well as a term applicable to the process of healing and learning to make sense of life. Spanning twenty-five years, and centered around a secluded spot of inspiration, Cutting of Harp Strings is a strongly recommended and emotionally moving saga."
— James A. Cox, editor-in-chief, Midwest Book Review.  
  "In Cutting of Harp Strings, E.G. Kardos continues to show a creative imagination, a wicked sense of humor and a depth of characterization.
— Jay Strafford, retired books editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch.

"... one of the most powerful stories of friendship I've read in a while. The interchanges between Eli and Gabe remind me of the relationship between the main characters in my book Floating Twigs... Cutting of Harp Strings is a poignant reminder of the true meaning of friendship and how the search for ourselves is never-ending. Read it; you won't regret it."       
— Charles Tabb, author, Floating Twigs

"If you enjoy a read that makes you think, really think, about the important questions of one's life, this story is for you. An inward journey set in a very real world. Great characters that evolve, but never in a straight line, like life itself, their journey meanders with twists and turns, surprises and disappointments. If you are looking for a book that when you put it down you sit quietly and ponder, then give this book a try."
— Roy Dimond, author, Silence and Circumstance

"... a bit like "Dead Poets Society" but with more grace. This is warm, human, and gentle, a fine coming-of-age novel. Kardos' descriptive powers will have you living what he describes as two friends trek through the forest to a waterfall which will eventually consume one of them. A joyful, tearful, novel."
-- V.L. Stuart, author, Orb & Arrow

"evocative and visual"
--a reader

"I must admit, I felt I was there with Aiden and Eli. I traveled the difficult road with them, and felt Eli's loss." 
--retired teacher of English Literature


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