AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Mark Seltman, iHelen Davis, iJerry Engler, iDenise Richardson, iJohn Herlihy, iShoma Mittra, iTiffany Turner, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

R. E. (Ron) Starr

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· News
· 4 Titles
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2006

R. E. (Ron) Starr, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Mounds
by R. E. (Ron) Starr   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Books by R. E. (Ron) Starr
· The Inn - A Cocoa Beach Ghost Story
· Retribution
· Welcome to the Ahwahnee
                >> View all

Category: 

Action/Thriller

Publisher:  Booklocker ISBN-10:  1591137470 Type: 
Pages: 

397

Copyright:  August 2005
Fiction

See larger image

Are ancient myths unproven, or are the proofs lost in the mists of time—eagerly awaiting an open mind to discover them? Open your mind and leap into Mounds, a supernatural detective story following the trail of one such myth.

Amazon
Barnes & Noble.com
Booklocker
Quillandpen
The author R. E. (Ron) Starr's Quill and Pen Home Page

Shortly after leaving the savannah, early humans recorded the first of what would become a vast and diverse collection of ancient stories. Using verbal skills, pictorial representations, and ultimately written language, our ancestors sought to describe personal and tribal celebrations as well as catastrophic events. These accounts chronicled the destruction of individuals, villages, and whole societies. The ancients, unable to provide any other explanation for these disasters, assigned blame to their angry and venomous gods, deities determined to punish man and keep him subservient. Modern men, believing ancient gods represented nothing more than figments of underdeveloped and paranoid minds, stepped into this void and explained away these stories as unproven myths emanating from early man’s lack of enlightened understanding.But are they unproven, or are the proofs we seek lost in the mists of time—eagerly awaiting an open mind to discover them?Open your mind and leap into Mounds, a supernatural detective story introducing a myriad of 20th century characters following the trail of an ancient myth, a story of two unusual siblings—two intelligent and warring storms. Through cosmic chance, nature gave birth to these storms, the Ying and Yang of the skies. They evolved over a billion years from lonely and naïve children of the sky to divergent forces representing man’s constant struggle between the forces of good and evil. Moving swiftly into and through the 20th century after a brief introduction, Mounds and its eclectic cast of characters will capture your heart and your mind as an unknown force gathers our diverse set of heroes together on one fateful day. With the future of mankind at stake, this force prepares our brave participants for the ultimate battle.     




Professional Reviews

Linda MacDonald on Amazon
‘I couldn't put the book down.’
September 21, 2006 on Amazon.com
Reviewer Linda Macdonald

MOUNDS by R. E. Starr

The first part of the book grabbed my attention because it focused on the 1900 Storm and more specifically St. Mary's Orphanage which was destroyed when that horrific hurricane struck Galveston, Texas. My grandfather was a storm survivor and I work for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the same Congregation of nuns who cared for the children in that orphanage. Starr identifies two Sisters, Elizabeth and Lillian. I am sure he chose Elizabeth because she was there and Lillian because that was the name of his aunt who was a Sister in another Congregation. His fictional account of what happened at the orphanage captures the terror of that night, but at the same time the strength of the Sisters, who keep their faith to the very end in his book. He portrayed them exactly as I would have imagined in my loftiest ideals. I enjoyed reading the fictional details of conversations at the orphanage....it made the Sisters and children all the more real. But, the storm is only the first small part of the book. From there we go on to investigate other storms in other places through the eyes of two aging archeology detectives in more current times. We also meet other sets of characters who eventually come together. In the book there are supernatural good and evil entities in the clouds; the evil one attaches itself to storms and thrives on destruction and killing. That entity builds mounds of the dead as monuments. I didn't want to put the book down. I don't want to give away the very powerful ending, but it was a classic fight of good verses evil. Despite the supernatural theme of the book, it never questions or diminishes a belief in the One True God. God and faith in God continued throughout the book. I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone who has ever heard of the Great 1900 Storm.



Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.