Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. Zero is Jack's eighth novel. He is also the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq; The Valley of Flowers; and La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette). As this book goes to publishing his new novel, Naive, is being written and is soon to be released. Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his other titles. New books are constantly being written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.
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 5 months after purchase)
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 41 days after purchase)
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 40 days after purchase)