Mahina

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Set in beautiful tropical Australia’s dangerous era of pearl diving, tentacles of deceit spread like a black blanket. A violent storm is brewing, that will leave human devastation in its path, rippling into the present day. What dangers lie just beyond the forming black clouds? Laugh, cry and get angry, but don’t turn your back on the sky. Mahina will take you on a journey you won't forget. More

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About Jack Dey

Jack Dey born to adventure, has four loves in his life. Jesus; The Editor—his wife of 30 something years; writing adventure novels; and the Sand Flea. You will meet the Sand Flea in a future book. He lives with his family in the beautiful rainforest of tropical North Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Mahina, Paradise Warrior and Aunt Tabbie’s Wings. His fourth novel—Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse—is coming soon. He won a prize for a writing contest at school once, when he was six years old. The prize was five cents.

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Review by: Dominique Walther on April 18, 2014 :
Mahina is a brilliant novel that I’ve read with great pleasure. The Author is very smart to describe the human heart in his various characters. I enjoyed also how sincere faith and love for God are lived by some of them. My favorite, Aunty Rosa is especially appealing; it really makes you want to meet her! All the characters sound right and true. At first it seems to be several distinct stories which gradually take place together and it’s surprising to discover how all is connected. As I’m not an Australian and never went there, I learned a lot of interesting things about Queensland and pearl fishers too. Thank you Mr Jack Dey!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Gary James on Feb. 05, 2014 :
Mahina is a great read. I really enjoyed Jack Dey’s writing style and weaving a fictional tale through real historic events and locations based in Australia. It appears as though Jack has sailed the very waters of tropical north Queensland that he writes about and his dedication to being accurate with the details adds weight to the realism of the story. He manages to pull the stories of seemingly unconnected and disparate people, from different eras together into one complete storyline. I particularly enjoy stories that have this ‘time’ element to them, that show how events, people or actions in the past can profoundly affect the present. More importantly how God can redeem stories that sometimes start generations before. Mahina has all these elements and written in a very readable style. A great first novel by Jack Dey. Can’t wait for the next!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kathy Olson on Jan. 04, 2014 :
Mahina is a fantastic tale involving multiple storylines from both historical times and the present. At first, there seems to be no connection between the various storylines which are beautiful and complex like the threads of fine tapestry. However, Mr. Dey skillfully weaves all the loose threads into a nice, tight, happy ending at the conclusion of the book. The story has strong Christian overtones, especially in the early chapters, which some non-Christians might find off-putting. However, to put the book aside without finishing it would be to waste a memorable and well-told story, full of adventure and romance and even a bit of science fiction woven into the end. Mr. Dey’s knowledge and passion for the sea give the story a realism that draws the reader into the story, despite an occasional turn of events that a skeptic might find convenient. Overall, it is a skillfully woven tale with a satisfying ending. It is a memoralble read. Someone should turn this book into a motion picture. You should read the book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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