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  • By Randy Knowles
    Nov 27, 2012
    I loved this book! This book is a fast read leaving you wanting more. It was great to think about how the world would be 100 years from now. How it would be the same in some ways and yet different in other ways. The author's story is original yet totally possible for our future. Lets hope the 2nd book gets here quickly!
  • By Cheryl Smith
    Oct 17, 2012
    "Don't Let Me Die" is very artistically done and a pleasure and thrill to read. It's hard to put down due to it's smooth and detailed content. This is the kind of book our teens should read! It makes the reader really think about life choices and decisions and brings an independance of thought and convictions that I never experienced in a book. I can't wait for my fourteen year old daughter to read and experience this! So when is the next book?!
  • By Mike Chang
    Oct 13, 2012
    Charles Shepherd's debut book, The Heiler Chronicles, starts with a big bang of action and thrills. The maxim of mystery in the future where man's rights are limited in healthcare are based on biblical and Mayan predictions. The story revolves around a young man with incredible powers that defies the totalitarian laws of the world. The pacing is steady and surprises the reader with small revelations of the dystopian government and technologies of the cruel world. Do not be fooled by the marketing art and advertising, the book is not too gory for the young reader, while very exciting for the average adult and has enough references for the literature book scholar. Shepherd's style of writing brings us to the writing styles of sci-fi themes of a young Ray Bradbury with a touch of hair-raising frightfulness of Stephen King, the mystery of Alfred Hitchcock, the sci-fi thriller of Rod Serling and the dialogue of Tennessee Williams. The settings reminds me of the Bradbury tales taking place... More > in small towns and the government is as scary as '1984' and 'The Running Man'. The story reminds me of the friendships of 'Stand By Me' with the futuristic revelations of 'The Hunger Games' and the hope of the Terminator movies. Christian inspirations are a great addition to the story as an original assurance to the reader who has read 'The Stand' and 'Left Behind'. Make no mistake, the tour de force of powerful themes and thrilling plot is very original, compelling with a hint of hope for the hero and mankind. Shepherd shows he has worked very hard in his research on all the characters. Only the most bitter cynic and most amateur reader would fail to find the hidden meanings in the plot. I would suggest a second and third reading to find and appreciate the hidden meanings. The meanings are not too obvious; this is Shepherd's 'Animal Farm'. The revelations are just so immersed in sci-fi and dystopia future, if Rod Serling was alive today, he would be very proud! The story, characters and plot qualifies it as a big budget blockbuster Hollywood summer movie. This feeling is so compelling, as a reviewer, I have to remind myself that I am reading a book, not watching a movie. I want to add that the ending leaves the user hungry for the next novel. Bravo!< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300199731
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Charles Shepherd
Published
October 6, 2012
Language
English
Pages
311
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.16 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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