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Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Voice of Aedistamen - Volume 1 - The Child's Arrival by Tony Hilling



IF YOU COULD ASK GOD ONE QUESTION, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
ABOUT EVIL, OR SUFFERING? 
IN THE “VOICE OF AEDISTAMEN” AN EPIC, BIBLICAL FANTASY BY TONY HILLING, THERE IS A CHOSEN PEOPLE WHO ENDURE MUCH EVIL AND SUFFERING. BUT THERE’S MUCH MORE. 
THEIR GOD HAS A MIND TO SAVE THEM…

The Guru's Review: 

I discovered this short via a Helping Hands Press email advertising the book and author. I bought it as soon as it was released. This is a very short read of 33 pages and is the debut writing from this author. 

I really liked this short volume. It shows a lot of promise in what it sets out as far as characters, plot and intrigue are concerned. I can see that there will be some spiritual warfare topics arising in future volumes, good versus evil, demon gods, one introduced as Varen, against the One True God, known as Ghaedesh-Mor. 

There are the beginnings of world building, we have a race of people called Ma'apone, another called Davarenges, we have unique names for days and time, days are referred to as Arcs, minutes as Units, years as Seasons. These two races live in the land of Aedistamen. Spiritually, we have  a religion based on the number 5, Five Ordinances, Five Elements etc. We have the beginnings of the history of these two races and their religions, and of course, this involved a war between the two. We also have the beginnings of a prophecy that originates from Ghaedesh-Mor and I believe will run throughout forthcoming volumes and be a dominant plotline throughout. 

We have murder, conspiracy, bribery, deceit, abuse of power, we have one race dominating the other and treating them as slaves. 

All this packed into a 33 page short introductory volume and it really does set the atmosphere very well.

Hilling has one great imagination. He also writes well. I am hooked in this series. I believe he is onto something here. I am looking forward to seeing how this series develops and being absorbed in the land of Aedistamen. 


Coincidentally, at the time of reading this short, I discovered a radio interview with Tony on The G-ZONE Blogtalk Radio Show hosted by Giovani Gelati and there is a segment that runs for approximately 4 minutes where Tony talks about his book. This segment is from the 3:10 to 7:50 minute mark. It can be found here. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about this novel to listen to this segment, however, the entire show is worth listening to as well. This aforementioned segment gives further background to the story and the author and why he wrote this engaging novel.  

Highly Recommended.  

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