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Lucky 13 (Volume 1) Paperback – January 2, 2013
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About the Author
"Why do I write? There's something amazing about the written word. It's so challenging to craft a story that's visually compelling, but that's my passion. Drawing a picture that makes viewers see detail I want them to see is easy because it's right there in front of them, no room for interpretation. But with words, imaginations can be sparked as the pages come to life, so even if I picture a scene a certain way, readers may view it entirely differently, as their imaginations take what I intend or describe and blend it with their own vision. I'm an extremely visual person and I'm also compelled by film. So when I write, I envision each scene in detail, the depth of the space, the layout of a room. I hear the dialogue and I imagine how each character shapes the words, how they stand as they speak in relation to other characters and the world I'm creating around them. It's like nothing else I can describe; and the satisfaction that comes from putting everything together and seeing a story really come alive while having the opportunity to infuse the plot with hope and faith, I couldn't ask for more. " Tim began writing and drawing early on, making his own comic books, then selling them to his classmates and neighborhood kids. He continued drawing through high school and was honored with many awards including ACSI Best of Show and Ohio All-State honors. His writing had usually been limited only to short stories, but as his mother fell ill, he found himself writing pages, then chapters, and finally drafts of what would become Lucky 13 and The Legend of the Blade. As cancer confined her to bed, Tim wrote to entertain her. She became his inspiration. Upon her death, he committed to finishing the two books in her honor and now continues to write driven by his passion for the written word. Website: www.tjamesreese.com Blog: www.timothyjamesreese.com Twitter: @TJamesReese Publisher: www.truthandvalour.com
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As for the story itself the author has done a nice job of creating very likable and everyman type characters. He then builds on those characters with layers of relationship, conflict both external and internal, and bringing in more details as the story carries on that leave the reader wanting to understand more and learn more about them. The author casts a couple of villains that at times leave you scratching your head (in a good way) as to what is really happening. With that said, there are some very interesting sub-plots and unexpected twists with these characters that make for an enjoyable read throughout.
In conclusion there are elements of the writing that remind me of fellow Christian authors Frank Peretti or Ted Dekker, yet Reese crafts a style and a story all his own. An intelligent and approachable read, this book would be a fine read for fans of the aforementioned authors, or fans of novels with a faith based emphasis who enjoy a great story.