Ashday's Child

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In a distant, simple society which rose after a nuclear holocaust, a young couple realise with horror that they have inadvertently transgressed a major, but unjust, law. Their baby is due to be born in the forbidden second quarter of the year: it will be an accursed Ashday's Child. More

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Words: 4,610
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476061917
About Stewart Bint

Writer: novelist - four novels published in print and ebook (one by Creativia - To Rise Again; and three by Dragon Moon Press - The Jigsaw And The Fan, Timeshaft, and In Shadows Waiting); magazine columnist; public relations.
Previous roles include radio newsreader, phone-in host, and presenter.
Married to Sue, with two grown-up children, Chris and Charlotte, and a budgie called Alfie.
Usually barefoot.
Lives in Leicestershire, UK.

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Review by: D.M. Cain on April 02, 2014 :
This is a wonderfully tense, dark short story that leaves the reader with all sorts of questions. It had me gripped from start to finish and kept me thinking throughout. The story follows Jontil and his wife Laoni who have to face the horrifying reality that their child will be born within the forbidden period of the year known as Ashday. In the primitive and superstitious society they live in, the terrible sin of bearing an Ashday’s Child is punishable by death. Jontil and Laoni try to keep it hidden for as long as they can but they know that before long, the others will find out and come for them. I really enjoyed this story and am thoroughly intrigued to find out what will happen in Stewart Bint’s full-length novel, ‘Timeshaft’ which includes elements of this story. Another excellent book, Stewart!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Robbie Cox on June 17, 2013 :
A great story with a lot of emotion. I love the premise of a couple facing tradition that has lasted too long. I look forward to the following stories.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Katarina Bates on Feb. 23, 2013 :
Great story. I'm wondering what will happen to them! Very enjoyable story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ellie R Hunter on Jan. 09, 2013 :
I loved the storyline, i would love for it to be longer. Defiantly a must read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pam Steer on Aug. 17, 2012 :
You have done it again Stewart, caught me out completely, I do so love a story where I cannot guess what will happen. Well done.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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