Title: THE AWAKENING (JABUTI’S QUEST BOOK#1)
Author: Grant Langley
Genre: Adventure/ Fiction
Publication: Independently published by Grant Langley
Length: 215 Pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy by Author
Some secrets are better left untoldJabuti will stop at nothing to uncover the truth about his childhood. Suffering personal tragedies that would defeat a lesser man, he seeks advice from the wise old shaman. What he hears on that fateful morning propels him on a hazardous expedition deep into the heart of the rainforest.With blood-curdling tales of savage cannibals and crooked white men who seek to exploit the innocent, he departs with trepidation. Joined by his two close friends they embark upon an epic quest that imperils them at every turn.In this charged atmosphere two different civilisations will clash most brutally with cataclysmic consequences.
Jabuti is disturbed and in persistent turmoil as he is too sentimental a person and can’t take on the fact that his parents left him when he was born. He condemns himself for a life without parents. His existence seems to be meaningless to him. His friends Wanadi and Mapi suggest him to talk to the wise aged Shaman of the tribe as he may help him in attaining harmony with himself. To their revelation, Jabuti ends up learning some of the things of past about his father and this helps him realizing his purpose further. He wants to go on an expedition. A journey to find his father who was from the land where the sea has no end. He was the man of one God, who came to preach amongst the tribe about God and his kindness but he fell in love with a girl from the tribe. Their love leads to Jabuti’s birth but then what happens that he has to leave his wife and son behind? Why did he abandon his newborn child? Jabuti chooses to go on a quest for his father.
Wanadi and Mapi want to accompany their friend Jabuti. Jabuti is in love with Maru. They become man and wife before he leaves for his mission. Will she allow him to carry forward his quest? The book is full of all the tribal experiences one has ever heard about in sagas. The journey will come with more surprises for Jabuti and it may shatter him further than before. How will he survive the revelations and come out tough?
- It was an amazing experience reading this beautiful and adventurous story. .
- The author has knitted the story really well and in an extremely simplistic manner.
- I wish it never finished up because I love the stories which explain things elegantly without any knottiness of words.
- The storyline was connecting and the characters outshine satisfactorily.
- The story goes on smoothly.
- I just loved the chapter where Jabuti, Wanadi and Mapi encounter the tribe with only Women.
- The author has drafted it so well. A must-read.
Grant lives on the south coast of the UK, where in between writing projects he indulges in a spot of kite-surfing. When the wind isn’t blowing, you might well find him out on his paddle-board. Finding it too solitary to write at home, Grant plugs his earphones in and writes in various coffee shops. Having travelled widely around the world, and continuing to do so, he has written in locations from San Francisco, Africa and to Japan. All of these rich experiences reflect in his vividly descriptive historical novels.
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