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  • Writer's picturePatrick Patton

The Withering is Here!!!

Updated: Jul 30, 2022


I feel so incredibly honored to be able to present to you, THE WITHERING!

The Withering premiered as the #1 New Release in Religious Science Fiction and Fantasy on Amazon!

Thank you so much for supporting this book and taking a chance on this story!



It is finally here! This journey began in 2009—thirteen years in the making—and you can now it’s out there for the whole world to read! It makes me so happy to think that my book just might find its way onto your bookshelf! If it does, I hope you’ll post a picture and tag me so I can see it and celebrate! 🥳

This is my first completed and published novel, and I can’t tell you how much of myself I poured into THE WITHERING. This post-apocalyptic adventure is one part Book of Eli, one part The Gunslinger, and THREE parts Perelandra, but what it really is, is a tale of flesh v. spirit, natural life v. eternal life, and physical death v. spiritual death, and the heartwrenching decisions we all face when we so badly want something with all of our heart and soul, while that voice inside us quietly insists that we must do what is right instead of what we desire. From the gritty, barren, and seemingly hopeless remains of Noloro’s Empyrean Valley to the bittersweet longing and unquelled heartache of three teenagers staring up as the end of the world steadily approaches from above; I know you will find so much to love along the way. My early readers have shared with me their favorite moments of unexpected emotions and tears, and I can tell you (it seems like yesterday) I could hardly see my screen for the tears in my own eyes as I drafted the final scenes.

Hold onto your cloaks. It’s going to be a strange and wonderful ride through the end of the world!


Official Book Trailer


Their world has reached its end… the fight for their future has only just begun.

The moon will soon collide with the surface of Noloro, and three orphaned teens have nothing left in the world but each other.

As the apocalypse threatens to end all life on their world, Rho is desperate to protect his little brother and secure a future for themselves, while Jeema falls captive to her dark past.

A sardonic traveling magician offers them a way off their dying world, but at what cost?

Their search for an escape will force them to face questions of flesh v. spirit, natural life v. eternal life, and physical death v. spiritual death.

Family, faith, and courage are at the heart of this end-of-the-world adventure.


To celebrate its release, I will be hosting a live Q&A and celebration on Instagram this evening with at 8:00 pm PST.

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