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Somewhere deep in the heart of the Venezuelan rainforest...
Suffering tragedies that would defeat a lesser person, fate offers a young man the chance to uncover truths about a past that haunt him daily. He is a remote and troubled figure - a loner some might say.
But on that fateful morning, he seeks the advice of the wise old shaman about his troubles. The shaman's shocking revelation about Jabuti's childhood opens a portal into a dangerous world that is alien to their remote village.
With folk tales of mysterious white men roaming the rainforest preaching of their one god, Jabuti is warned of the dangers that lie ahead. But this particular young man has singular qualities of bravery and fortitude.
Nothing will stand between him in his search for the truth.
Will he find the answers he yearns for?
Will he survive his epic quest?
Only time will tell...
If Jabuti is to ever find happiness then he must leave his close-knit community to find the inner peace he craves.
This book was a very pleasant surprise! I wouldn’t normally pick up a religious adventure book on a normal day, but I’m so glad I did. The novel reminded me of a couple of other indie books I’ve read over the last few months, including The Water Crown and This Shall Be A House Of Peace, which are quite similar in a few ways. Langley is a very talented author with a natural knack for storytelling, and this story has stuck with me more than I thought it would.
Jabuti is a very lovable character, who goes through so much to find out information he desperately needs, and his two friends, even though they can be a pain at times, really help to create a heartwarming story. This story is a true accomplishment and I’m looking forward to reading book two of this series!