Wendy reviews ‘The Golden One – Blooming’ by Hans M Hirschi. Published November 15,2018 by Beaten Track Publishing, 193 pages.
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Earth is threatened by humankind. A long time ago, in an effort to help protect her creation, Mother Nature created the Ohana, a worldwide league of shapeshifters, to restore and maintain the natural balance. During particularly troublesome times, she deployed her ultimate defense, a delicate yet powerful golden butterfly, to change the odds in nature’s favor.
Blooming is the first book in the trilogy about Jason Mendez, a seventeen-year-old living a normal teenage life in a small town in the American Midwest. One day, Jason’s world is turned upside down when he realizes the dream he had the night before was in fact reality and that he was flying through a nearby meadow.
Jason is the Golden One, called upon to avert a major crisis threatening Earth. With no golden butterfly sighted since the final days of World War II, will Jason be able to walk in his predecessors’ shoes? Will he be able to replicate their historic achievements and save the planet from all but certain disaster? And what exactly is threatening Mother Nature to call upon the Golden One?
The Golden One is an exciting new fantasy trilogy dealing with urgent topics affecting humanity today.
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I think I always start my reviews of a Hans Hirschi book by telling you all how I’m convinced that this author delights in making me cry… consider yourself told. I cried tears of sadness and delight. I’m certain that by the end of this trilogy, I will have willingly invested a fair amount in tissues and chocolate.
As always the author weaves a tale that has relevant issues in a thoughtful way. Jason Mendez is like most other teens in that his world is pretty much all about him. That is until he has an unknown responsibility to save the world thrust upon him along with finding out that there’s an entire world of animal and insect shifters and he’s one of them. Not only is he one of them but he’s THE Golden one. A magical butterfly that rules the Ohana and is sent by Mother Earth in times of great trouble.
It was a fabulous adventure and I very much enjoyed watching Jason and friends grow and learn.
The world building is impeccable and realistic and the level of anticipation and excitement was done perfectly for this genre. Hans doesn’t pull punches and that just makes the story so much better!
This story is pure magic and if I was able to give this book more than 10 Pots of Gold I would have! I implore you to buy this book, for yourself and for any teen in your life! I bought a paperback copy of this book for my grandson as a Christmas present and he’s going to be reading it for a class project. I am very interested in hearing his thoughts and will share them with you when I review the next installment.
10/10 Pots of Gold or 100% recommended
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Hans M Hirschi has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world extensively and published a couple of non-fictional titles on learning and management.
The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with the opportunity to once again unleash his creative writing, writing feel-good stories you’ll remember.
Having little influence over his brain’s creative workings, he simply indulges it and goes with the flow. However, the deep passion for a better world, for love and tolerance are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work.
Hans lives with his husband, son, and pets on a small island off the west coast of Sweden.
Contact Hans through his website at http://www.hirschi.se