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She lives in Maryland with her computer and a lot of yarn. Charlinder's Walk. Alyson Miers. In , the Plague brought about the end of the world. In , Charlinder wants to know why when his village begins to fight over the Plague's origin. So what did cause the plague? They know it began in Italy. They know there was no cure. They know little else. Charlinder decides to make the journey to Italy to find out what caused the plague.
He hopes to be able to silence the religious faction of Paleola when he proves that the plague did not come from God.
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There are some great characters in this book. Any man who would send a young man off on his walk half way around the world with a sheep as a companion is the type of character I love. Alyson Miers has a lovely style of writing.
She generally keeps the book moving at a good pace. While the book is a little slow to start, it was worth sticking to, as I enjoyed following Charlinder as he encounters communities across the globe. It was an interesting idea — one I think Alyson Miers managed to convert in to an interesting read. The rest of the afternoon passed so enjoyably that Charlinder soon asked himself if he had overreacted. He forgot the tension of the school day. He liked his life just where it was, and he preferred not to think about how it would be several years down the road, when all his friends would be mothers of children in his class.
Stuart, for example, was a very sweet child but there was no telling how he would be as a pupil. The idea that within the next couple of years the rest of his friends would also have babies was a change he preferred not to imagine. That was enough for the time being. It was the kind of quiet that happens when no one needs to say anything, and they were comfortable that way, until the sun started glowing orange and sinking towards the horizon.
Who was the other boy? Charlinder did not like where this was headed. Miriam let out an exasperated growl.
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And then it was over. So, yes, I do want them discussing the Plague on my terms only, or they can take it outside of school. Yolande tucked the wool cards under one arm and took Stuart in the other. Just who are you to decide what anyone should be talking about around here, anyway? Miriam began laughing again.
The Plague is in the past; it is history. How many of us will survive another Plague? And have you ever found it a little strange how your whole argument for why we should love God, and worship Him, and build our lives around bending to His will and honoring His divine plan, is that He supposedly brought about a disease that killed over six and a half billion people in less than two years? Any God who would do that to His creations for disobeying a moral code that He never even bothered to communicate to them is, as far as I care, not a God who deserves even our respect, much less our worship.
This time, even Ruth was shocked. You want us to listen to you. The only people who have any reason to care about why the Plague happened are long since dead. Ruth speared her ball of yarn on the ends of her needles and stood up. Before she walked away, however, she looked at Charlinder. Well, there are two ways to enter…. About the author: Alyson Miers was born into a family of compulsive readers and thought it would be fun to get on the other side of the words.
In , she did the only thing a year-old with a B. At her assignment of teaching English in Albania, she learned the joys of culture shock, language barriers and being the only foreigner on the street, and got Charlinder off the ground. She brought home a completed first draft in and, between doing a lot of other stuff such as writing two other books, she managed to ready it for publication in She lives in Maryland with her computer and a lot of yarn. I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes.
I am a freelance photographer. I love to make images that make people happy. To capture forever a precious moment.
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I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach. View all posts by Jo Bryant.
Like Like. Sounds very interesting, I can only admire people with the imagination to write something like it. Very well reviewed Jo if it was a genre I like I would have ordered it straight away. It was a very interesting story. And I agree with you — it is great that people have such incredible imaginations. Great review, Jo! Thank you for the lovely review, Jo! I think Roy is such a grreat character…so interesting.
Your post was balanced and well crafted. Thanks for the info! Anyway, thanks for the review Jo, and the snippet from the book. This looks like it would definitely be an interesting read.