Jarrah Loh is the author of the HarperCollins book Ultimate: The Complete Guide to UFC and Mixed Martial Arts and is also the creator of the fiction book series that MMA and UFC fans have been waiting for: Cageside Chronicles.
He is the editor of Australia’s number-one Mixed Martial Arts magazine, Inside MMA (in association with FIGHT! USA) and also the editor of the world’s leading and longest running kickboxing/Muay Thai magazine, International Kickboxer.
on Nov. 12, 2012 :
How can a parent compete with video-game addiction and the mindlessness of the Cartoon Network? With the soon to be outrageously popular Tommy Knuckles Trilogy, by Jarrah Lon. Loh has solved that dilemma by proving once and for all that teens really can love great books. Twists and turns make this story FIGHTING THE STORM, Book one, of Tommy Knuckles Trilogy, resemble the The Berlin Boxing Club, by Robert Sharenow. Loose ends are expertly tied and more threads become compellingly unraveled. Lon has convincingly written a character that could be our son or bother. He has taken everyday situations such as going to school, dealing with school rivalry. Part of Tommy's appeal is that he could be any ordinary 17-year-old, an underdog readers will root for, and loathe his horrible adversary, Gristle Diaz, who beats on him every other day. Tommy is, however, bright and competent, and with Sonny and Thiago "Right here, tonight – this is what you were made for.”. He discovers he is a natural born fighter. Tommy learns that he has it within himself to overcome his existence. He goes from being beaten by a bully to winning the Las Vegas Cage Fighting Lightweight Championship. The book is packed with entertaining details and creative riffs in life. I highly recommend it.
(review of free book)