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Strike of Lightning

Strike of Lightning Every time lightning strikes or thunder cracks you will remember the story of the Priori About the book Strike of lightning tells of the tragic stories of true childhood experiences for many this bo

  • Title: Strike of Lightning
  • Author: M.F.C. Assoum
  • ISBN: 9780994515605
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Every time lightning strikes or thunder cracks, you will remember the story of the Priori About the book Strike of lightning tells of the tragic stories of true childhood experiences for many, this book weaves together tales of unimaginable pain and suffering as experienced by young Australians Michael, Sumaya and Charlie Unexpected events see their lives changed forevEvery time lightning strikes or thunder cracks, you will remember the story of the Priori About the book Strike of lightning tells of the tragic stories of true childhood experiences for many, this book weaves together tales of unimaginable pain and suffering as experienced by young Australians Michael, Sumaya and Charlie Unexpected events see their lives changed forever as they are chosen by the Order of the Priori to join the fight for all that is good in the world The trio discover a deep, ancient and powerful presence lurking deep inside each of them Having been transported from the western suburbs of Sydney to the Towers of Light, to be inducted and trained in the ways of the Priori, Michael, Charlie and Sumaya develop unbreakable bonds of friendship and kinship which only shared tragedy could forge A dark prophecy is fulfilled when a member of the Priori is murdered setting loose a chain of events which will ultimately lead the world to a battle which will decide the fate of every human for generations to come I cried, i laughed and gasped There are not many novels that can do that to me so very well done I loved it and highly recommend it to all my friends and avid readers of fantasy adventure Sally Naylor Smashwords, Jan2016 About the author In 2008, my eldest brother, father to my niece and nephew, was murdered in cold blood for his strong and successful effort in preventing troubled youth joining violent bikie gangs He was 26 years old After this, I was flung into the grips of depression which forced me to place my university studies on hold To escape my pain and sorrow, I travelled around the world, learning, sharing and growing Once I emerged from my dark place, I was inspired to dedicate my life to helping those who have gone through trauma This story is one of the tools in my arsenal Coupled with my own overcoming and growth, the idea for this book came about after volunteering with survivors of abuse and trauma Having spoken to and mentored numerous survivors, when discussing inspiration, one commonality stuck out Amongst all the literature available to us, there was an outstanding absence of a protagonist who had risen from the throngs of real, deep abuse and trauma Sure most, if not all protagonists, go through some mild forms of trauma and abuse, followed by the catalysing after effects which allow them to overcome and grow into the heroes of the story However, the antagonists of great literature are subjected to abominable traumas which turn them inevitably into villains This novel questions why should abominable trauma equals villainous behaviour What if for once, protagonists turned to heroism through such extreme traumas This literary trend disheartens those who have been through the unimaginable and have almost lost all hope for a better life The real world survivors, the heroes of said abominable traumas, who have turned to good rather than evil deserve literary hope and so, representation As an adult who was abused as a child, i am very grateful for this book and i really wish it existed when i was in my late teens because i could have really used the hopeful message that it gives even though it brought up some dark memories, I still loved it because it also gave me something good to grasp on to I have never found any story which uses a person who has gone through what i have gone through as a hero and for that i am very grateful Thank you very much M F C Assoum for this great book and for putting a smile on my face David Fisher Jan 2016.

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    1. I don't usually write reviews, but i thought i'd make an exemption for this book. I loved it, truly a rising Australian star. It was a magical read and i thoroughly enjoyed my time reading it. The story line kept on climbing and climbing and it ended in a bang!. The characters, though started off dull, really developed well and came to life by the end. The visual imagery was spectacular and the fight scenes were amazing. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series and will definite [...]

    2. This is an awesome book!, once you get past the first few chapters which appear to be building in intensity (but can get a little stale), you get to the really good stuff. I mean wow! it made me laugh, it made me cry and kept me on the end of my seat for days. The imagery was spectacular, the world it created was genius and the plot was thrilling. I don't think i've ever read battle scenes so creative. I absolutely loved every moment of it and really looking forward to the next installment. Grea [...]

    3. As an adult who was abused as a child, i am very grateful for this book and i really wish it existed when i was in my late teens because i could have really used the hopeful message that it gives. even though it brought up some dark memories, I still loved it because it also gave me something good to grasp on to. I have never found any story which uses a person who has gone through what i have gone through as a hero and for that i am very grateful. Thank you very much M F C Assoum for this great [...]

    4. Strike of lightning is a very imaginative and suspense filled novel. I love the red herrings and the twists in the plot line, it kept me entertained to the very end. I cried, laughed and go my heart racing. I fell in love with the characters and the world that was created. I am really looking forward to book 2 in the series. overall i highly recommend it.Story line: 10/10Characters: 9/10Imagery: 10/10Flow: 9/10Creativity: 10/10World: 10/10Kind regards,Simone

    5. This book was amazing! I loved the characters, the world it created and the theme it represented. I loved the emotional roller-coaster that it created. it definitely kept me interested. A page turner. Highly recommended!

    6. I felt like i was living in a different world for a couple of days and i still cant get it out of my head. The fight scenes were absolutely brilliant which were an added bonus. I loved it. Cant wait for book 2.

    7. thrilling read, very imaginative and kept me reading. Definitely a page turner. I love the message the book is sending and i think it is a very noble message (kudos M. F. C. Assoum). I highly recommend.

    8. Wonderful story of young heroism told with spectacular imagery setting the scene for a world only a fantastical mind could conjure.

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. cant wait for the next instalment in the series. definitely a great read. i will be recommending it to all my friendsCheers,James O.

    10. Oh! My! God! i couldnt stop crying whilst reading the middle and last chapters (dont worry no spoilers here), i mean seriously, this is a must read. thank you for a lovely reading experience.

    11. "Amazingly vivid imagery, edge of your seat action and an awesome story line. I highly recommend" Smashwords reviewer

    12. although somewhat predictable towards the end, it is a very interesting mix of self-help/trauma recovery/spiritual growth and fantasy/adventure.good solid read I would easily recommend to younger and adult reader's alike

    13. Couldn't put it down! It starts off slow but once you get past the first few chapters, it's a real page turner. Vivid imagery, great character development and the little clues left along the way to intrigue and mystify even the most seasoned reader.

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