England 1851, Queen Victoria is on the throne, the year of the ‘Great Exhibition’ and the building of the Kings Cross Railway Station. ‘Big Ben’ hadn’t been constructed and London is filled with poor and destitute souls living in the filth of the slums.
Can John Pitt survive these harsh conditions.
A young boys journey of learning. How appearances mean nothing. How you must consider others when decision making and how everything can change as you move through your life.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the combined story which were published here in 10 parts.. All covers are also left in as requested by some readers. Part 1 of Book 2 is 'tagged on' at the end.
Luciano Martinelli is fifty-two years old and an Inspector in the Vatican City Police. It’s been an easy life for him until one day he investigates five murders, all taking place inside the Vatican. This starts his journey into a world of evil and deceit, of pagan rituals and murder.
Was it an accident or fate which drew Peter to discover the magical Toran jewel? Did whoever or whatever that left this jewel behind intend for him to find it on a particular day with a particular intent? Passing through the portal via the jewel, our unlikely and rather cowardly hero soon finds himself thrown into a world of Volitos, Maytols and dwarf-like forest people.
I read the abridged version of this book on smashwords and have purchased it on itunes also. I find this story to be well written and keeps my attention from start to finish. I do feel you need to pay attention to this story as a lot is going on, but because the subject matter is so compelling, I had no trouble sticking with it. I highly recommend this book and others by this author.
It seems I wasn't the only one waiting to read the rest of this story.
I love the characters in this book. They are believable as is the storyline.
I enjoyed all the surprises and there are a quite a few especially at the end. It's a rollercoaster ride as it's written from the inspector's perspective.
You can see him mentally deteriorating as time passes. His guilt comes across very well which makes him a 'real' person. It isn't predictable and that's another thing I liked. I recommend this book to those that enjoy mystery and suspense.
It is written simply and the author is a great storyteller.
Well written and beautifully crafted true short stories. Definitely an inspiration to anyone who has the privilege of reading them. Highly recommended to each and everyone that can read.
An easy 5 star rating.
It's a pity this wonderful story and exceptional piece of writing seems to be lost among the many books here at Smashwords. I would strongly suggest that the author publish a compilation of short stories into one book.
Excellent read and highly recommended.