The Last Days of Thunder Child

The Last Days of Thunder Child
War of the Worlds - spin off adaptation novel.

Saturday, 29 June 2013



Megan Jones tries to carve a life of her own in a community where women are neither equal nor free. 
Her brother, Morgan, is a man in torment; his Mam has died and he is now desperate to make amends for the terrible wrongs he has done. But what if doing the right thing would lead to his sister's ruin? 

As Morgan wrestles with his conscience, Megan's past begins to catch up with her and threatens to destroy her life. 
Set in early 19th century Wales, Leap the Wild Water is a dark tale of treachery, secrets, and what it means to be free. From shifting viewpoints, the stories of Megan and Morgan unfold towards a terrifying conclusion. 

One review quoted:

"This book was recommended to me by a friend who knows I love this kind of thing and I loved this book. The story drew me in from the first sentence and held me enthralled to the last page. Think wild, rugged landscapes like Wuthering Heights (but in Wales) and add some deeply troubled characters struggling to overcome their mistakes and betrayals of each other. These characters were so alive and real, it felt like I was there beside them, going through all their anguish with them.
I’ve read this book twice. The first reading was quick because I was gripped by the story and had to keep turning the pages. The second reading was to better appreciate the prose that is almost poetic in places, and the plot and story structure that were so cleverly done.
I don’t know of any other contemporary writer of historical fiction who writes with such realism you think they must have lived back then, and who leaves the reader feeling they have lived there too. If this book had been written by a 19th century author it would be called as a classic of its time. What do you call a 19th century classic written in the 21st century? Leap the Wild Water." 
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