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!