As is my tradition for this Book Review Wednesday, I like to post reviews of MY books the week after they launch. Don’t worry, these aren’t reviews that I wrote—they’re all from people who actually read the book.
Different, Not Damaged
Strength from Weakness
Disability becomes Power
Six stories, one powerful message:
– A voiceless child painting visions of death.
– A killer with a deadly message plagued by a burden of guilt.
– A priestess divinely empowered to absorb others’ pain.
– A soldier fighting for courage in the face of fear.
– A broken warrior-priest on a mission of vengeance.
– A thief desperate to escape the burden of his memories.
Betrayed by mind or body, these people struggle to survive in a grim world that takes no pity on the weak. Yet they will discover that they are simply different, not damaged.
This is one of those books that leaves you wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this unique book…You could feel the characters feelings, emotions, and most of all… their struggles. You could feel how courageous and brave they all were. After reading through the stories…I ended up focusing on the characters not the disability portrayed. – Stacy Stewart, 5 Stars
At first I found these stories painful to read; at least the first few were. But gradually as I let the stories flow over me, I realised that they were extremely well written; each bringing me, via fantasy, into another way of seeing reality. Each story opening up avenues into worlds I had little experience of. Each story testing me in a way. Testing my ability to accept what was different but not damaged. – R. Wheeler, 4 Stars
Set in his world of Voramis, the author has created an anthology which delves into the lives of people with a range of disabilities. Rather than take the easy route, they are portrayed as tragic heroes, who must deal with the cruel world (and Voramis is a cruel world) and well as the rough hand life has thrown them. There are no happy endings here (well, not in the traditional sense), so don’t read for a feelgood experience. However, if you like you fantasy pitch-dark, with no punches pulled, then check out “Different, Not Damaged.” – Al Burke, 5 Stars