Wendy reviews ‘The Golden One – Deceit’ by Hans Hirschi. Published by Beaten Track Publishing March 14, 2019, 198 pages.
The global Ohana is planning for the transition of power, and its head, Dawit Abraham, is anxious to meet the Golden One. Shortly after, Jason begins to experience strange dreams. All the while, he and his four friends are trying to figure out why Mother sent the Golden One to Amberville. Powerful enemies lurk in the shadows, ready to make Jason’s existence a living hell.
Don’t miss the continuation of the thrilling fantasy trilogy about seventeen-year-old Jason Mendez, aka the Golden One, as he navigates the shoals of deception of the people supposedly closest to him.
The Golden One is an exciting fantasy trilogy dealing with urgent topics affecting humanity today.
*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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This is the second book in the series and should be read in order. You can read my review of book one ‘The Golden One- Blooming’ HERE
In the first book, Jason, the Golden One had stopped drilling from happening on a sacred plot of land with the help of his friends. They raised awareness and questions and made us wonder just who is a friend and who might be a foe. This story picks up shortly after the first left off with the group of young Byeonsin wondering what the real purpose of the Golden One is.
So many questions are answered in this story along with so many new ones. There’s really nothing more that we could ask for in a book that plays lead-up to what’s sure to be a climactic ending of an epic fantasy novel. This story is engaging and I really mean that. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down! There’s mystery and drama, heartfelt struggles and real heartache (Once again Hans Hirschi made me cry!). There are heavy issues in this book and as usual, Hans Hirschi isn’t afraid to show us just how real he can make his work.
Of course the title of the story, Deceit, is apt. Kudos to the author for showing us that we shouldn’t blindly trust someone because of their standing in society. Being open to questioning another’s actions is smart business.
One of the things that I enjoy most about this series is seeing those heavy issues dealt with from the perspective of a younger person. It’s a story that gives me hope for the future in real life as well as being a fantastic tale that will keep you on the edge of your seats!
I highly recommend this book/series and encourage you to read it for yourself as well as to share this wonderful piece of literary fiction with any and all of the young people you know.
10/10 Pots of Gold or 100% recommended
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