Chosen One

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Overview

Louis Redmond is the pinnacle of Mankind: a high genius, a world-class athlete, and a natural leader of men. He has the respect of all who know him. He's protected by an immortal warrior whose vigilance never slackens. Yet he would trade it all to be as ordinary as you or I, without a backward glance. For Louis's powers bring him great danger, including from the One he trusts most in this world.
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Overview

Louis Redmond is the pinnacle of Mankind: a high genius, a world-class athlete, and a natural leader of men. He has the respect of all who know him. He's protected by an immortal warrior whose vigilance never slackens. Yet he would trade it all to be as ordinary as you or I, without a backward glance. For Louis's powers bring him great danger, including from the One he trusts most in this world.
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Editorial Reviews

http://newpaltzjournal.com/?p=1978 - Martin McPhillips
A Nietzchean superman whose conscience is properly formed in dynamic Christian virtue. He would be beyond being beyond good and evil, and what a bloody relief that would be. He would be like a prince from Arthurian legend....

Chosen One is a rich and excellent book. I read it with unusual hunger and surprise and enjoyed it all the way through....I urge my readers here to read it and to pass along word of it if you find it as superb as I have.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453840016
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

I was born in 1952. I have no excuse for that, sorry. As a boy I was fascinated by baseball and space travel. However, my career opportunities were limited in both fields, so I took up mathematics and physics, and eventually became a software engineer. That’s how I’ve made my living these many moons.

However, being a wordy sort, I was moved to write, as well; no one I knew was willing to listen to me long enough to hear even the shortest of the stories floating through my head. So, at the tender age of sixteen, I blew my lawn-mowing money on a manual typewriter and, it being 1968, discovered the joys of carbon paper and correction tape. Nothing came of those early efforts, and after a couple of years’ fruitless struggles to interest the pulps in my adolescent narratives, I gave up the whole idea for a long time.

Fast-forward to 1994. Desperate for something to deflect the angst of incipient middle age, I returned to writing, this time with a computer and a word processor. I’d become fascinated with a character idea: a young woman of great beauty, intelligence, and physical potential who’s been taken captive by a vicious biker gang, cannot remember her life before her capture, and must ultimately commit a murder to win her freedom. Her story, and the story of her exceedingly unlikely rescuer and mentor, became On Broken Wings, my first novel, which was completed in 1997.

There have been many ups and downs since then. Conventional publishing houses have proved impervious to my semi-gothic supernatural fantasies, my science-fiction-for-readers-who-detest-science-fiction, and so forth. With the rise of electronic publishing and print-on-demand, my books are beginning to find a readership at long last.

Apart from that: I enjoy a modest existence on the eastern end of Long Island in a creaky old ranch house, overfilled with books, that perpetually threatens to collapse on my head, with a wife of surpassing patience who claims still to love me, after many years and against all the odds. My personal vices are action movies, NHL hockey, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, the music of Glass Hammer, the military fantasies of Glen Cook, the Dragaeran adventures of Steven Brust, and the SF romances of Linnea Sinclair. My sole ambitions are to complete a few more books before dementia overtakes me, and never again to set foot on an airliner.
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  • Posted November 25, 2010

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    Flips around alot but great read once you understand Louis remains the same in all.

    When I started the book, I was ready to quit as it jumps from different scenerios constantly. Different people and places it seems to be random and SHORT. Then I realised that he (Louis) remained in all of them. We were seeing different times of his life even though he doesn't seem to age in them.

    I like the purity of mind that he shows even when the world around him is degrading more and more. He is rough.. This is not a pansy read as his methods are not pacifist.

    All in all, I am downloading the author's books that are free reads, but would definately consider buying the next book if I had to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    This is a great read. Porretto takes you through the life of Louis and this will help you understand more when you get to On Broken Wings. Can not wait till the 3rd book of this series comes out.

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