“Hey Dan you made it’ how are you doing today? I am impressed you found our Local welcome come on in. Meet Jim our host and his staff. “
“Hey everyone, it’s good to meet you, this place is quite something has it been here long Jim? “
“It certainly has Dan. Beer was first sold here in the 1850s when the railway arrived and we’ve been here selling food and drink since then…. Well Obviously not us personally!”
“Ha! well that’s good to know you’d be pretty tired by now if you had! Well it really looks the part”
“What can we get you Dan, willow tells us you like a Carona with a twist of lime…we can do that and willow your usual glass of Shiraz? “
“Yes please Jim and a couple of menus too “
Well Dan let’s sit by the fire and you can have a look at my review of the first two books of your trilogy The Dreamers Alliance, Knuckleheads and The Evil We Choose.
I have read these two books now and I can tell you that yes they can both be read independently but if you want to fully enjoy the journey and get the full picture to read them both in sequence is a boon.
Knckleheads. The Blurb
Zach and Billy didn’t ask for the paranormal powers that were beyond their capacity to understand, or control. Zach, interacting with his lucid dreams, and Billy, “gifted “with shadowy glimpses of the future struggle to make sense of the world around them. Adults in authority in the nineteen sixties have no time for what they consider mental outliers of the baby-boom.
The boys are institutionalized, marginalized, and ignored. Zach’s father learns of the challenges they face as children and knows the dangers they will face as adults. With no way to comprehend how these boys perceive and move within their world, he must find a way to guide them.
If you like speculative fiction with a touch of technology, humanity and a bit of sarcasm shared among men, you will enjoy this book.
Well here is what loved about this book. It captivates you immediately. It’s like a social history of life set in the era and area that Dan himself grew up in.
The tale of the two friends with unusual special powers …not really your ‘normal’ super powers but to be honest more intriguing and amazing. It’s great to see these two lads grow together as friends and allies. The way they help eachother through school even when separated by circumstances!
I really enjoyed every part of the book, Zach’s family were beautifully portrayed especially his father who helped both boys. I also learned a lot about the running of a bowling alley and also how mechanisation changed things! Also how both sides of the criminal line were bonded together. I am saying no more just do read Knuckleheads!
The Evil You Choose
Zach Amstead has kept his ability to participate in lucid dreams a secret for over fifty years However, in the high-tech world of the 21st century, he has been discovered by an FBI Special Agent who has a corrupt agenda and who is willing to employ illegal tactics while working toward his goal.
Thomas Slocum gives Zach a choice – cooperate in an illegal operation or be treated as a terrorist. Slocum’s plan puts Zach on a collision course with organized crime leaders, a corrupt politician and brings innocent people into dangerous situations. Worse, the FBI process which allowed Slocum to uncover Zach’s abilities threatens to expose the abilities of his best friend, Billy.
Zach must get ahead of the FBI in a precarious race. He must protect Billy, and he must choose which criminals he can trust.
My feeling on this book is totally woo! The tingle factor. It truly brings the whole story together and it is a really brilliant read. Zach and Billy are now both older guys who are retired when ghosts from their past come to visit them.
Zach’s brother plays a bigger part in this book as does Zach’s Daughter! Everything that happens in the first book plays a part in this book.
All I can say these books are brilliant and I highly recommend them so suspend the every day and read them, you will not regret it.
“What do you think Dan ….is that fair. “
“Yes willow I reckon that will do! “
“Right Dan come over here and meet some mates ! and order some food “
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Knuckleheads Paperback edition.