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Lilith's Tears [Kindle Edition]

David Jones
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"This is a strange and violent place."

Wrecked on an unchartered island, his ship and crew lost in a storm, Captain Trebane struggles to survive amongst the island’s deadly community of immortals. Beset by the peculiar, dark magic that pervades the jungle, and the curse which has driven its inhabitants to savagery, Trebane discovers that, beneath the island’s tropical beauty, lurks the shadow of an age old evil. Battling to rescue the woman he loves from the cathedral at the island’s heart, he encounters the reclusive skeleton leader of the savages, along with the island’s other strange inhabitants. As Trebane explores, he learns more of the island’s curse, its connections with the Garden of Eden, its history, and the inexorable fate which tugs upon the lives of all its sinister occupants. Severed from the rest of the world, his quest culminates in a battle which will change the lives of the characters forever, and echo through all of time.

Lilith’s Tears will immerse readers in the mystical world of the island. Magic and darkness pervade the landmass, with its fabled immortality and the curse that has condemned countless generations to languish there. Adventure, mystery, romance and legend - Lilith’s Tears will both amaze and enchant.

"Everything about this story is different than anything else you have ever read" Can't Put it Down Book Review Blog

“The author wasn’t simply telling a story. He created, constructed and described a panorama of complex characters, actions and locations, which were carefully directed to evolve in a manner reminding me of past masters of fiction.” Flying With Red Haircrow

"To paraphrase Martin Lawrence’s character near the end of Bad Boys II “Now that’s how you write! From now on, that’s how you write!” Books to Drink By

"The world literally comes alive under his skill, immersing the reader in this strange island land." CS Fantasy Reviews

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 589 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Publisher: David Jones; First edition (4 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0054H1U6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #620,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Author of two novels, a novella and a poetry anthology. Musician, Actor and Filmmaker. Creative Writing blogger to over 100,000 readers.

David Jones is the author of two novels, a novella and an anthology of poetry. His debut work, Lilith's Tears, was greeted with both critical and commercial acclaim, and his second novel, The Travelling Circus of Lacrimosa, enjoyed similar success. Working primarily in the genre of fiction/fantasy and incorporating elements of the Gothic, Fairytale, Folklore and history, the author continues to create magical and unique works, capturing a sense of the unreal and crafting it into mystical worlds which enchant and amaze readers. His latest release, Could You Ever Live Without? is a poetry anthology encompassing themes which will resonate with any and every reader. The anthology has been greeted with tremendous enthusiasm. His next novel, The Blue Bricks Part I, is due out later this year, and is the first part of a trilogy. His creative writing blog is followed by an audience of over 100,000 worldwide.

David Jones was born in 1989 in Liverpool, which is still his home. He studied English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool, before specializing in Renaissance and Eighteenth Century Literature. He started writing at an early age, and has won numerous prizes for both poetry and prose, as well as writing plays for the radio, and working on films and music.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and intriguing tale 2 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback
A fabulous tale that really gets gripping and leaves you yearning to discover the mysteries of the island. I felt it was a bit slow to start as the main character was solitary and there was little dialogue but soon the story gets going and the characters develop wonderfully along the way. A good read for those who are looking for something different and be overly lengthy. Perfect for a weekend away!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Memorable Work 26 Dec 2011
By Red Haircrow: Author, Reviewer, Indie Publisher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm a lover of history and literature from by-gone days. The brevity and simplicity of sentence and story structure which have evolved just as has the English language and societies in general, and especially the electronic formats for reading a novel, isn't my favorite style. Certainly convenient, but in some ways, I feel some writers have changed their writing to suit these devices instead of making as well-rounded a work as possible. Many seemed to be geared for quickly scanning with the eyes, and even punctuation changed to facilitate the process.

Honestly, I like to read and savor text. I like to go back and even speak aloud particularly well constructed sentences, and from the first this was the quality I enjoyed about "Lilith's Tears." The author wasn't simply telling a story. He created, constructed and described a panorama of complex characters, actions and locations, which were carefully directed to evolve in a manner reminding me of past masters of fiction. Despite dark fantasy themes within the story, very definitely, David Jones's specialization in Renaissance and eighteenth century Literature brilliantly shown through his words for a memorable work that could be considered a kind of modern horror but also felt like the classic gothic historicals I so loved to read.

I did feel creating more paragraphs, not having such lengthy passages, and editing out some of the descriptions could better have served the text. They were vivid but after you learned the setting, some weren't necessarily needed anymore, as the character was fully grounded in his environment. But if anything that requires the reader to settle back and more fully immerse themselves in events. Speaking of which, the pace was good overall, with plenty of action that leads to a chilling climax as all threads were woven neatly together, until you're floored by the ending. "Lilith's Tears" is a great debut in an almost Edgar Rice Burroughs style, and I'd be very interested in other works by this talented author.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 31 Aug 2011
By Jennifer hearts the STL Cardinals - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow...What a great read!! Everything about this story is different than anything else you have ever read. Divided into three parts, my personal opinion is that Part Three was my favorite. It was fast paced and had a ton of action. Captain Trebane, who has a great dislike for pirates, finds a friendship in the unlikeliest of person. Sarn, a former pirate, has been on the island for a great number of years, outsmarting the evil that resides there. Forming a friendship with Sarn, Trebane realizes he is the only one who can answer his questions about this strange place and what inhabits it. I spent the first part of the story thinking how horrible a predicament Trebane found himself in.
The descriptions are so abundant and colorful I could almost hear the jungle birds singing and smell the sea. But, the descriptions are also the reason I couldn't give this read 5 stars (and trust me, I really, really wanted to). At times, they seemed a little redundant and repetitive and I would have liked to have seen more conversation between characters.
I loved how Trebane never gives up hope of rescuing his beloved Serena and finding an escape from the madness on the island. I loved finding out more about the history of the island and it's inhabitants and how it all came together. Packed with excitement and mystery, it doesn't stop until the very end. The ending took me by complete surprise as I thought I had it all figured out, and brought a few tears to my eyes. This is an excellent read from a young and promising author and I would definitely recommend!
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