A game that turns to a nightmare ...
Non Omnis Moriar
I shall not altogether die
A young boy watches his mother die. A sadistic man dies in agony. Drunk students play with a Ouija board in a damp cellar. Can bricks and mortar retain imprints of the emotions experienced within them?
Frannie is delighted when a chance meeting with a handsome man and his son leads to a romance. The fact that the relationship is marred by gruesome tragedies, she dismisses as an unsettling coincidence. But eventually she can no longer ignore the fact that she is the only thing linking these horrible events. Is it a murderous practical joke?
'James just gets better and better' Independent on Sunday
'Britain's answer to Stephen King and Michael Crichton.' Sunday Telegraph
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* Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*
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About the Author
Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date, and has been translated into 37 languages.
Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career - which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award and Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger. Many of Peter's novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the how the story flowed together and look forward to reading Babel next. Terrestra has a poison gas cloud above them. So the people moved under beneath in caves and they had plastic tubes where they could go up and see and walk around but had air that was breathable. They were alone did not have people visiting thier planet and people could not travel to other planets. They were never got sick and they never got pregnant except through lab. They were afraid if people from other plants would bring illness with them. One day the poison cloud was gone and people slowly began going outside again and living on the surface. Around that time Marijam found herself pregnant and did not understand how theStopes treatment had failed with her. Gabrizan also disappeared around that time before she could tell him. Marijam was worried about her father loosing his Job as head of education. So she ran away to the Zzone where the poor and different lived. Because no one got pregnant and she had a rare book that told the Tower of Babel story. The people of Zzone thought she must be Mother and her child of Prophecy the Peace child. She was treated special and they welcomed her and child. Years later Kaleem and his mother worked and lived in the old caves in the normal society but Kaleem always wondered who is father was and why did his mom hide out in thier home. An Elder picked him up to be the next Peace child and set him up learning different languages and different cultures because learning was easy for him. Kaleem looked different and felt a little different from everyone else. Around that time illness came back and Kaleem was one of the first cases but he got over it. His mother ended up in a coma and many others died. Some of the Elders wanted to go to different planet and use their medicines to get thier people well. But the Heads all refused and shot down ship with the vacines and medicine. So Kaleem was sneeked into the plant to learn about them and see how he could help them learn about him. I am not doing Justice to story its long and this is the first of three books. it keeps my interest the whole time and want to see how the next book goes.
This novel is very interesting. The plot is unusual and not typical for many books. There is a poisonous could hovering over this planet, the people have to escape below the surface of the planet. There they wait, unable to do much of anything until the cloud disappears. Marijam, one of the main characters, finds herself pregnant. She leaves her home and travels to Zzone, where she is lauded as the Mother and her child the child from a Prophecy. Kaleem is that child. The novel continues at a fast pace from that point on and the reader will not be bored as he/she delves into a world very different from our own, but with key similarities. The reader will enjoy the main character, he is very likable and easy to relate to. The setting is very interesting and will help to pull the reader into the novel. This book is a very good read and will be easily enjoyed by young adult and adult reader who like fantasy novels.
I found The Prophecy a challenging book to read. Gill James introduces some fascinatingly mind-bending concepts, but does so in such a simplistic manner that the book sometimes came across as trivial when I first began to read it. Whether intentional or not, the style trapped me and I found myself tearing through it in just a few days. Considering that this was my first read of an ebook, I think this says a lot for the author's ability to get a lot of ideas across to a wide audience.Prior to this book, I would have said that my sci-fi reading days were over. The freshness and excitement of the story reminds of the teenage days when I first discovered Edgar Rice Burrogh's John Carter series (Thuvia, Maid of Mars, etc). I highly recommend The Prophecy as a good read and look forward to Volume Two of ThePeace Child Trilogy, Babel.Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book for me is that there really are no "good guys" or "bad guys". The story is all about reconciliation and even the intentional destruction of a large space ship and its crew is described without resorting to lurid descriptions. In other words, Gill James handles conflict very well in this book.
Young love lost, unforeseen consequences, poison clouds, xenophobia, war, dying planets and a prophecy, What more could we ask? How about a good story that manages to tie all this together? Gill James manages to do just that in this young adult novel, which manages to be a pleasant read for adults, too. There are dangers, obstacles and above all, in the end, hope. © Night Owl Reviews
This novel is very interesting. The plot is unusual and not typical for many books. There is a poisonous could hovering over this planet, the people have to escape below the surface of the planet. There they wait, unable to do much of anything until the cloud disappears. Marijam, one of the main characters, finds herself pregnant. She leaves her home and travels to Zzone, where she is lauded as the Mother and her child the child from a Prophecy. Kaleem is that child. The novel continues at a fast pace from that point on and the reader will not be bored as he/she delves into a world very different from our own, but with key similarities. The reader will enjoy the main character, he is very likable and easy to relate to. The setting is very interesting and will help to pull the reader into the novel. This book is a very good read and will be easily enjoyed by young adult and adult readers who like fantasy novels.