Muth Releases Debut Novel

Timm Muth, local author, released his debut novel, “Disciple of the Flames”, on July 15, 2014. 

“This book has been 25 years in the making,” said Muth.  “I’m glad to finally have it available to readers.”

The book follows the tale of Darn, a young herdsman’s son, who is inducted into a religious/military order known as the Disciples of the Flames. The Order’s members follow a strict code of martial training and personal honor. Possessing near-superhuman fighting skills, these renowned warriors are respected and feared across the land. The Disciples’ teachings bring Darn strength and security, the very things his life had always lacked. But as he begins to discover, the price for such mastery may be as high as the cost of his humanity.

Muth will be touring the region to promote his new novel.  His first book signing will be on Saturday Aug. 30 at 3:00 P.M. at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, N.C.

“I’m really eager to meet readers who are already fans of the book, as well as those who’ll hopefully read it in the future,” Muth said.  “That’s one of the best parts of being a writer: knowing you’ve brought a bit of pleasure into peoples’ lives.”

The novel is currently available online and at local libraries, and will soon be in local bookstores. A free sample of the book is posted on the author’s website,, along with a link for purchasing a copy.  

In early 2000, Muth authored the well-known trail guide, “Mountain Biking North Carolina”, by Falcon Press.  And it was their love of playing in the mountains that brought Timm and his family to live in Jackson County in 2003. Timm is currently working on the sequel to “Disciple of the Flames”. 

For more information, contact Tyler Cook, Moonshine Press publisher at  

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