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The Craving Kindle Edition
What happens when two people long to be together . . . but are worlds apart?
‘The Craving’ is an award-winning, split-time Christian romance for young adults.
A stadium collapse. A coma. A breathtaking journey of discovery.
Intriguing. A great and original story.
Story remained in my mind long after reading.
—CALEB Award judges' comments. 2020
Will Sutherland saves a girl from a falling beam in a stadium collapse, and is plunged into a coma. Finding himself on the Island of Eldrad, Will longs to go home to Aporto Bay. He battles addiction and anger against his rival, Ben Maddock, and his own father who has walked out.
Meanwhile, Erin, the girl Will saved in the tragic accident, visits him in hospital, desperate for him to wake up.
Will takes an extraordinary journey to find the truth of his life. Will visits Idella city where desires are fulfilled, and he's given the keys to the astonishing worlds behind the seven doors of The House of Wisdom.
Why does Will change his mind about staying on the island? What happens when he wakes from the coma a completely different person?
This book has deep themes and allegory about hardship and how to find happiness. It is rich with twists and turns in an explosive mix of contemporary and fantasy worlds.
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- ASIN : B09LDD5Q83
- Publisher : Ironstone Press (8 November 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1115 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 446 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 307,059 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I ached with the same chill damp that Will did; I smelled the same cornbread and corn toasting on the campfire in Jadyn’s cave. I sensed the same horrors and cruelty of the Cravers, the same exhilaration and thrill of perils as I pursued the prose trail deeper—a true journey of the senses.
The author, Jean Saxby, has created poetry that sings, her tale resonating with grace and faith. A faith that is strength and not weakness, one that Will begins to understand as he progresses deeper into the strange new world where he finds himself. Deeper into relationships with other outcasts that fetter his heart to both the King and the princess.
Do dreams come true? That question resonates through this exquisite, multi-layered book. Maybe they do. Interestingly enough, I once knew a young man who, after a terrible motorbike racing accident, also met the King in a coma and then met the woman of his dreams.
A real, true-to-life tale.
What stands out though, the one thing that gave me hope while reading this book, was the love of the King and faith in Him that buoyed Will and the other characters through their trials. None of them gave in to the evils around them, nor did they give up. They ploughed through the marshes and horrors, not forsaking their faith.
That we are saved and transformed by His love is one of the fundamental underlying themes. That without faith we are colourless, 2D cardboard characters without meaning or purpose in life. It is the one glimmering light in our souls that we should take as a reminder for our ultimate future. Its mingled with the reassurance of the King’s presence and the sense that He’s always with us.
The sweet twist at the end of this tale left me gratified, eyes moistened by the beauty of Saxby’s prose, left elevated to a sweet height and craving more of this beautifully-told tale.
A fantastic book and recommended reading!
Will's story, as he is catapulted into another time and place, immediately draws you in. His journey in this dystopian world continues to engage with the unexpected and with unanticipated challenges. What is hidden in these pages may impact your life forever!
My teenage son has also now read it and devoured it over a weekend. For a reluctant reader, that's a win.
Beyond a young adult romance, this is both an allegory and a herald for our times from a creative and brave author.