A middle-aged man with the crushing weight of his American past seeks peace and a simpler life in rural Kenya. Armed with only his smokes and coffee he discovers a friendship with the most unlikely of friends--a lioness he rightfully names Malaika, "Angel" in Swahili. But she is no ordinary lioness nor is he an ordinary man. Between them they share a gift. But not all embrace their bond and some seek to sever it. Discover this new world rich in human truth and sensibility.
"MALAIKA by Van Heerling is one of the best novellas I've read in a long time."
"An excellent piece of writing that I enjoyed immensely..."
---S. Warfield (TOP 1000 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE)
"INTRIGUING STORY, TALENTED WRITER, AS GOOD AS IT GETS,"
"...Heering has exceptional ability for finding the soul of realism."
---Schuyler T Wallace (VINE VOICE)
"There is definitely more substance in this story than appears on its surface."
---Jerry Sanchez (VINE VOICE)
"This is by far the best piece of literature, under full novel length, I have EVER read..."
"Soulful yet primal, mystical and hauntingly moving..."
"It is a book that should become a highly acclaimed classic and be required reading in every school. I have read it twice already."
---Carol in Ohio
"...it is a gift to relish and savor...a keeper to the nth degree."