A new epic dystopian fantasy book, to be soon available in audio format, talks about the adventures of a young man as he struggles to fight his inner demons.
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, whose eyes would you look at? Which soul would offer the best view of humanity and which view would you take a chance on? For the strong and adventurous, they may choose to look behind the eyes of a young man looking to discover his purpose, his dreams, and his humanity.
Gaze into the amazing adventure of Zylo Moon at https://zylomoon.com
David Nathaniel Nealis is the author of the epic dystopian fantasy, “Behind the Eyes of Zylo Moon,” released on December 29, 2023, on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and eBook. The book will be also available in audio format on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as of February 24, 2024.
The epic fantasy adventure reveals the story of Zylo, a young man struggling with mental illness, and his many adventures to understand himself while developing empathy and compassion for others. The book is inspired by David's personal experience with PTSD, severe depression, and dissociative identity disorder to offer a unique insight into his mind and how constant negative thoughts can manifest in different ways.
It is a brave tale, a raw tale that encourages open dialogues about mental health. If you’ve ever experienced depression before, you know how difficult it can be to find people who truly understand what it is you’re going through.
Behind the Eyes of Zylo Moon is a romantic fantasy that plays with themes that are generally avoided or talked about. Specifically, David offers a raw narrative of what it is like to have suicidal ideations or to feel incredibly vulnerable to love. He pens Zylo as a nervous yet strong character, who is willing to go beyond his comfort zone and finally experience peace after years of despair.
The ending of the book is one of self-discovery: you accompany Zylo as he accepts who he is and the events in the past that have shaped him. More importantly, you understand that depression and other mental illnesses are not something to be ashamed of, but to be talked about instead. David says he wrote the dystopian fantasy to provide a “face” to depression and how it can look in your head.
It is the perfect book to share with your family, especially if they don’t fully understand what depression can be like.
Behind the Eyes of Zylo Moon is meant to be a powerful tool that reveals the ugly and taboo sides of depression and the need for people to feel accepted by their family and friends to begin their recovery. David hopes his book will help reduce mental health stigma and encourage people to seek help.
The fact that David could write this book is a miracle in itself - David was always struggling with his mental health but somehow found the will to create a beautiful book.
A spokesperson says, "Behind the Eyes of Zylo Moon is a literary gem that provides a captivating adventure while serving as a beacon of hope for those grappling with mental illness and their families. Through its compelling narrative, the book delves deep into the complexities of the human psyche, shedding light on the struggles and triumphs of its characters, ultimately showcasing the resilience of the human spirit."
Aside from his website, David is also active on his TikTok and Instagram accounts, under the handle, zylomoon333.
Go to https://zylomoon.com so you can learn more.