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How Sweet the Sound

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How Sweet the Sound
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How Sweet the Sound

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An uprising has separated Terranin from the mainland, bringing it under the control of the rebel leader, Lucien. What was once a land of prosperity has been distorted by Lucien's lust for power, pleasure and control. Blinding the people with his attractive lies, Lucien is turning the once peaceful land into one of fear, madness and darkness.

Disguised as a commoner, Justin, grandson of the King, the one man with the authority to destroy the evil rule, enters Terranin and challenges Lucien's control. But Lucien's desire for power is surpassed only by one thing: his hatred for the King.

In a power play between purity, betrayal and deceit, Lucien goes after the very thing Justin cares for the most: Christina.
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An uprising has separated Terranin from the mainland, bringing it under the control of the rebel leader, Lucien. What was once a land of prosperity has been distorted by Lucien's lust for power, pleasure and control. Blinding the people with his attractive lies, Lucien is turning the once peaceful land into one of fear, madness and darkness.

Disguised as a commoner, Justin, grandson of the King, the one man with the authority to destroy the evil rule, enters Terranin and challenges Lucien's control. But Lucien's desire for power is surpassed only by one thing: his hatred for the King.

In a power play between purity, betrayal and deceit, Lucien goes after the very thing Justin cares for the most: Christina.
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Meet the Author

Meredith Resce

South Australian author, Meredith Resce, has been writing since 1991 with books in the Australian market since 1997.Following the success of her 'Heart of Green Valley' series, an English publisher has taken the first three books in this series, and released them to the British and American markets.'Mellington Hall' is her 14th published novel.Apart from writing, Meredith also takes the opportunity to speak to groups on issues relevant to relationships and emotional and spiritual growth. She was also a co-writer and co-producer in the 2007 feature film production, 'Twin Rivers'.With her husband, Nick, Meredith has worked in the ministry since 1983.Meredith and Nick have one daughter and two sons.

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Fantastic allegory - very recommended!
5 stars By Laura, Nov 11 2014
Since reading this book, I have bought it as a gift for several friends - its a really beautiful allegory of Jesus and His Bride. Gave me a fresh perspective of God's love for me. Definitely recommended reading!
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Strong Christian Allegory
4 stars By Iola, Apr 17 2013
I'm going to start by saying that I'm not really a fan of Christian allegory. I've read some great ones (e.g. Narnia and Streiker's Bride) and some that really missed the boat for me, both in terms of story and allegory (e.g. the two sequels to Streiker's Bride). So I was a bit apprehensive when I picked this up and realised it was allegory.

I had nothing to worry about.

Justin is the grandson of the King, and has been betrothed to Christina since he was a boy. They have only met a few times, as she lives with her parents to the distant island of Terranin. But trouble is afoot, and the King sends Justin, along with bodyguards Gabe and Michael, on an undercover mission to discover what has happened, and to find Christina and bring her back. When Justin's small group reach Christina's home, they find it abandoned, her parents murdered, and Christina living with Lucien, the self-appointed Emperor of a now-depraved and deprived land.
The story is told in a rather distant third-person point of view, almost omniscient. I don't usually like this style, but it worked here because the story is almost like a fairy tale, set in a faraway land with a handsome Prince trying to win the hand of the fair lady. There were some editorial issues (e.g. telling, head-hopping, typos), but nothing that distracted from the story. It should be noted that there were some scenes that, while not graphic, means that this is an adult novel. 
Overall, I enjoyed How Sweet the Sound a lot (especially the ending). It is well worth reading. 

Thanks to Meredith Resce for providing a free ebook for review. 
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Captivating reading
5 stars By Kimbra, Aug 23 2007
This book is cleverly written.  It is such a sweet and convincing allegory about Christ and His church.

Out of all the books that I have read from this author, I would have to say this is one of the best.  It ties in so beautifully with the message of what Christ did for us. 

Most people would love this book, in style and genre.  It is very easy to read - the kind you cant put down until you have finished.

But the biggest comment I have to make about this book is more regarding the message of this book.  I believe that God used the author to communicate his heartbeat of salvation through this book.  I actually used this book as an evangelistic tool, by giving it as a gift to some sex workers.  As I knew that it was a great read, but had a beautiful message that didnt overtly push God into the reader's face.  God's love is merely gently affirmed at the very end of the story.

I highly recommend it for yourself and as a great gift for others!
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  • Catalogue Code 214140
  • Product Code 0958552339
  • EAN 9780958552332
  • Pages 381
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Fantasy
  • Publisher Golden Grain Publishing
  • Publication Date Jul 2004
  • Sales Rank #8546
  • Dimensions 210 x 150 mm
  • Weight 0.463kg

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