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Dr. John DeFilippis was born on March 9, 1970 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He grew up in the Greenville section of Jersey City, graduating from Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School in 1984. In 1988 he graduated from Saint Peter's Prep and went on to study at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. DeFilippis attended the School of Theology at Seton Hall University for three years, from 1993 to 1996. During this time he earned his master's degree in theology and discerned a call to the Catholic priesthood.

After ultimately deciding that he did not have a religious vocation, Dr. DeFilippis transitioned into the field of education.He taught for four years at both the elementary and secondary levels, and earned a second master's degree in educational administration.

In 2000 Dr. DeFilippis made yet another transition, this time accepting an offer to become an academic administrator at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. He would spend the next seven years there, and in 2007 he completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership at Seton Hall University. After finishing his doctoral degree, he accepted an offer to become a Director in the Division of Academic Affairs at New Jersey City University.But through all the years of earning graduate degrees, teaching, and working in educational administration, Dr. DeFilippis never lost sight of his childhood dream. That dream was to become a published author.

He loved writing, and he also loved fantasy stories as a child, especially those that contained courageous warriors, epic quests, and fierce monsters.

Inspired by epic stories such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Jason and the Argonauts, Dr. DeFilippis began to use his free time to formulate ideas for his own series of fantasy novels. Over the course of several years, he developed detailed outlines and finally reached the point where he was ready to start writing.

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The Quest of the Thirteen (The Medallion of Mavinor Book 1)
by John DeFilippis
Life in the Kingdom of Mavinor was always lived according to "The Scrolls," a set of holy documents written by men but believed to be inspired by a deity known as "The Author." When the people of Mavinor were attacked by the army of a neighboring kingdom (Xamnon), every copy of The Scrolls was destroyed in the war. Despite countless...
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The Birth of Malgyron (The Medallion of Mavinor Book 2)
by John DeFilippis
The Birth of Malgyron is the sequel to The Quest of the Thirteen, and takes place more than a year after Mavinor’s new king begins his reign. It details the struggles he faces in bringing his people closer to "The Author" and the lessons of The Scrolls, as well as the futility of his efforts to broker peace with his neighbors. As...
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The Crusade Against Darkness (The Medallion of Mavinor Book 3)
by John DeFilippis
This third volume of the epic fantasy series, “The Medallion of Mavinor,” picks up where “The Birth of Malgyron” left off. Now that Cidivus has come to rule and the Age of Darkness has officially begun, everything is going perfectly according to plan for the Evil One. For even as a rival kingdom falls to the evil that has arisen...
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The Last of the Thirteen (The Medallion of Mavinor Book 4)
by John DeFilippis
The Last of the Thirteen is the fourth and final volume of John DeFilippis’ epic fantasy series, “The Medallion of Mavinor.” Picking up where The Crusade Against Darkness left off, it follows our heroes’ plight as they aim to defeat Malgyron’s forces and eradicate the darkness once and for all. While some go their separate ways...
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