It is a task which proves to be harder than overthrowing the kingdom itself and while Benedict sometimes compromises his values while acting with the best intentions, his actions will take their toll on himself and those who support him.
When loyalties start to fall into question and control starts to slip away from Benedict, how far will he go to ensure the survival of his dream to eradicate the corruption and bring peace to all men in the kingdom? How far and long will the loyalty and love of his supporters last?
This fantasy is set in a city against the backdrop of a city similar to Pompeii and the volcano, Vesuvius. A character similar to Samson in the bible helps to create an epic fantasy story including romance and tragedy while fundamentally following a story line inspired by Cold Play's song of the same name.
With the events similar to the life of Samson described in this novel, do not expect this story to be religious. It isn't. It is also only one part of the overall story. It is also not a retelling of the end of Pompeii.
Francois wanted to be an author since he first learned to read and wrote stories about a talking car which he illustrated himself.
Francois only returned to his childhood dream in 2010 when he left a successful corporate career. He has since authored the “Junglies” series of children’s books. The first seven books in the series have been self-published in print and eBook format. They have also been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch Portuguese, German, Italian and Afrikaans Francois is seeking a publisher for the remaining five books in the series.
Following “The Junglies” he authored other standalone childrens books titled “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” which are both written in prose (rhyme). “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” are both still to be illustrated and published.
Francois has also completed a Young Adult Fantasy Fiction novel titled "WordRealm" and another standalone Fantasy Fiction novel titled "Viva La Vida" which was inspired by ColdPlay's song of the same name.
Francois wanted to share his life experiences with young adults and teenagers with regard to his journey to becoming an author and he wrote a self-help/motivational book for Young Adults and Teenagers titled, “Creating Personal Success”.
He currently lives in Indonesia and shares his time between his family and his writing.
Her father has become withdrawn following her mother's disappearance and there is little Shay can do to help. Then, one night, Shay saves her father from a strange assailant in his study and is carried to another world with her father where the truth about her mother is revealed.
Discovering that her mother is apparently not the person Shay has admired all her life, leads Shay to question her own values which she has so proudly built on the image of the perfect marriage which her parents displayed to her as a child.
As Shay comes to terms with her parent’s betrayal, she herself betrays the one person who has trusted her most in this strange kingdom. While she loathes her new behaviour she seems unable to stop, since betraying one person means protecting another.
While Shay struggles with her own question of values, Shay's life and the world itself begin to collapse around her. But life continues and the evil that rises seeks the greatest treasure of all.
A power to rule all worlds. For evil does not mourn. And evil has no conscience. And Shay holds a key to access another world which the evil desperately desires.....
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.
Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:
“Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.” –The New York Times
“The next big thing in literature and film.” —Ebony
“A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey...populated with compelling and nuanced black characters.” –NPR
“A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down.”–USA Today
This story creates awareness in young readers of the harmful impact we have on nature when we litter. It also introduces young readers to the concept of recycling.
This story is part of the “Junglies” series of stories. The “Junglies” stories are about the adventures of five jungle animals and their game warden friend. Each “Junglies” story can be used to introduce children to the topics of “endangered species” as each species of animal represented by a character has at least one subspecies which is endangered. “unity in diversity” can also be introduced to children as the animals are best friends despite being different.
As usual, there is never a dull moment with the friends and soon the train is out of control on a one way track to disaster!
Will the friends be able to stop the train? Will they get to the beach safely or will this be the last trip the Junglies ever make?
This story teaches young reader about teamwork.
The Junglies stories can be used to introduce children to endangered species as every species of animal in the stories has at least one subspecies that is endangered including rabbits.
The stories can also be used to introduce children to unity in diversity as the the animmals are best friends despite all being different.