- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 775 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Focus House Publishing (13 July 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005D7JNDA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #601,582 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Under-Heaven Kindle Edition
|Length: 322 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
This was very much a poignant story. It started off slowly but I think that was essential as the two tales were being told simultaneously. It certainly picked up after about 15% and ran away with itself! Nate's story was one of indecision. He didn't know how to resolve the fact that he had been murdered. After many years, with the help of various relatives (as angels) he makes a momentous decision.
Jesse's story is profoundly sad, he loves his dad with a passion but sadly his dad is a terminal screw up and just keeps letting Jesse down. Where does this leave him? At first it was hard to see what each story had to do with each other but then -bang- it hits you between the eyes. The merging was very cleverly done and when I came to the dramatic end I was in tears.
I totally recommend this book. Under Heaven is a moving and well written story.
The other boy, Nate, also has a strong presence in the novel. He died at the age of nine in the 1940s and went to a place called "Under-Heaven". This isn't necessarily a bad place, more of a transition point for most souls. Yet Nate can't resolve the tragedy that happened in his past life to move on. For awhile, he can't even allow himself to remember it, but knows that unlocking the mystery behind his death is key to knowing what step he must take next in his afterlife. It is not something he is capable of for a long time, though, and the novel follows his experiences in "Under-heaven" and the other souls and angels he meets there who try to help him.
I must say this book was difficult for me in the beginning. It starts in a dark place for both boys and felt rather depressing. The multiple points of view also caused me some trouble until I got into the flow of the story, but I stuck with it believing it would get better. As it turned out, I was right.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nine year old Nate has died. But where does he go from here? Five year old Jesse just wants his family back together. How can he halt his father's descent into self-destruction? Read morePublished on 1 July 2013 by LincsDave
I found this book very difficult to read. It was [to me] very confusing at first. I got half way through and decided I couldn't really tackle reading any more. Read morePublished on 13 July 2012 by read-along-with-sue
This book was a real page turner from start to finish. Fantastic read, captures you. Buy it, buy it now. You will not regret it. Fabulous!! x x xPublished on 17 Jun. 2012 by Donna Cawthra