by Edward St Amant
Made of an humanistic fabric; very good – excellent an exceedingly informative and absorbing story. I loved Una. The creepy cults and belief systems portrayed in this work are well researched and I must say, it freaked me out how effectively they recruit new members, manipulate facts and abuse the truth to keep them in their collectives . . . an outstanding read . . . Una is an intriguing character; her subtle presence, calm kind words and wisdom left this reader with the desire to personally meet with her, or the muse that inspired her character.
Reads beautifully - the descriptions are rustic and vivid, you truly feel as if you are a part of the story: seeing what the characters are seeing, feeling what the characters are feeling; moves you through a story about one person’s misfortunes, caused entirely by his unburnished orphanage. Born at the bottom, learnt in the streets of New Jersey, sexually abused and finding himself at eight years old all alone in the world, he defies the cherished tragic outcome oft generated by our liberal prejudice. Driven in part by a need to repay the unconditional love given him by his adopted family when he was already too old to expect it, he triumphs through self-determination, seizing the opportunity to become one of the most accomplished men in the world. If you like a story that encompasses suspense, action and keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat, then it's a must read. You immediately sympathize with the protagonist and his journey-captivates you from the first page to the last. It's exciting and interesting. I enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it.
A gripping story with multiple grand finales which does not allow you to set it down until the last page has been reached. An excellent read and very informative on the subject of cultism with characters that no reader will forget . . . an invigorating clever plot line.