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Freedom Fight: Sometimes Evil Has Green Eyes and Strawberry Blonde Hair

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Brent Lawton's entrance into the occult was an accident; a combination of ignorance and naïveté. He is drawn into a life-paralyzing darkness that threatens to destroy him. Brent tries desperately to escape, even to the point of attempting suicide. However, his deadly deliberations are temporarily stalled by the thought of two possible after-life destinations-one of them probable-planted in his mind by his grandmother.

Tara Baker's involvement in the occult was no accident. ...

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Overview

Brent Lawton's entrance into the occult was an accident; a combination of ignorance and naïveté. He is drawn into a life-paralyzing darkness that threatens to destroy him. Brent tries desperately to escape, even to the point of attempting suicide. However, his deadly deliberations are temporarily stalled by the thought of two possible after-life destinations-one of them probable-planted in his mind by his grandmother.

Tara Baker's involvement in the occult was no accident. Painful secrets from her past prompt her to push forward to acquire more dark power. Motivated by a malevolent intent to destroy the walk of two "Christlings," she leverages both physical and spiritual influences to again prove her worthiness to an angry mentor who no longer trusts her emotional stability.

Brent's and Tara's paths will cross. Two different powers will compete for their lives and reputations. Neither Brent nor Tara will come out of the experience without scars, but one will encounter an ancient power so boundless that he ... or she ... will come face-to-face with eternity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494327217
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Franklin Lattimore is a graduate of Kent State University, with a B.A. in Political Science. His former involvement in the occult as a teenager was the springboard for writing the Otherealm Saga. Now a committed Christian, his books are written as a wake-up call to those dabbling in, curious about, and heavily active in witchcraft and other "spiritual" activities. His books are also designed to educate Christians on their position and authority in Christ and their responsibility to make Jesus known to their communities, while possibly taking some risks to do so.

Frank is also an Independent Business Owner, specializing in nutritional supplementation, physical endurance, and skin care. He's active in his "Rockin'" church and in his available time enjoys hiking, biking, zip-lining, fishing, riding roller coasters, target shooting, and eating crispy BBQ wings. He makes his home in Central Ohio.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    Though I often say that I read anything, Freedom Fight isn't my

    Though I often say that I read anything, Freedom Fight isn't my typical read. Outside of Ted Dekker/Tosa Lee I tend to avoid a lot of Christian fiction. Why? Because I find too much of it hollow or I feel preached at. Freedom Fight is neither hollow nor preachy. It's simply a good read! It's actually the first novel I've ever read that contains bits of a sermon or two in dialogue, all of which were intriguing and necessary to forward the plot. The story is engrossing. I read the entire book on a Saturday afternoon, unable to put it down. Way to go Lattimore, intriguing series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Freedom fight

    Really good book about fight between good and evil and struggles evil can cause us .
    Especially if you get into witchcraft and greedy for power in all forms.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Freedom Fight

    Great great book. I read this in two sittings. The ancient to present war between good and evil. Can't wait to read the next one !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Book 1 of the Series is a well written, sit on the edge of your

    Book 1 of the Series is a well written, sit on the edge of your seat suspense. It is filled with great moments throughout but the ending is the BEST. This reviewer also had the privilege of reading Lattimore's ARC's of the entire series in order to provide feedback. If you think Book 1 is good, Book 2 and 3 are even BETTER!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. W. Franklin Lattimore has brough

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. W. Franklin Lattimore has brought us some compelling characters that you can relate to, and care about. The story is very engaging, and keeps you wanting to find out what is next! Lattimore brings out multiple aspects of spiritual warfare, from evil forces that seek to deceive, to the power to overcome through the power of prayer (such as displayed by "Mamaw"), and of course the Holy Spirit. I am looking forward to the next book in this Trilogy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Great story line that kept you from putting the book down. Fran

    Great story line that kept you from putting the book down. Frank really fills the pages with superb suspense, quality characters and a true to life story line. It's written to show the true transformations of the Lords work. Great for all ages. I anxiously await the next book this new and upcoming best author puts out!! Way to go Frank! DonnaDinNC

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    When I picked the book up the 1st time, I didn't put it down unt

    When I picked the book up the 1st time, I didn't put it down until Chapter 15. When I picked it up the 2nd time, I finished it! Great book! Must read!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Freedom Fight hooked me in from page one. This unique novel was

    Freedom Fight hooked me in from page one. This unique novel was a pleasure to read. It was well-written and captivating. I liked the main character Brent, but loved all of the supporting characters--wish I had friends like them in real life. I can't wait to read the author's next book.

    -Isabel B.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    This is a great book on so many levels I hardly know where to be

    This is a great book on so many levels I hardly know where to begin. On a purely surface level, it is an interesting, exciting, fast-paced story. The characters are realistic and well-rounded. I found that I had to keep reading chapter after chapter until I knew the characters were safe for the night!

    On a deeper level, this book challenges the reader to think about the reality of heaven and hell and the spiritual warfare taking place today. Enough information about witchcraft and demons is provided to authenticate the story, but I did not find it to be overdone. Many people are lured into these dangerous practices, searching for something to fill a spiritual void or to provide acceptance and a sense of purpose. Those who read this book will gain the understanding that the powers of the "dark side" are very real, but this power will not be tamed or harnessed for any good purpose by human beings. They will also learn that God has the ultimate power, and those who follow Him will have a future unlike anything this world will ever have to offer.

    Although this book discusses spiritual matters, I did not find it to be "preachy" in tone. I would recommend it for Christian and non-Christian readers alike. I think it would also work well for book clubs and other study groups, as the book is very thought-provoking and would offer a great starting point for discussion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    I agree with the other reviews on this book!!! It is a "can

    I agree with the other reviews on this book!!! It is a "can't put it down" kind of book with a riveting story line and great characters. Some books have so many characters it is sometimes difficult to keep track as to who said or did what. This book has the right amount of characters to keep you wondering what will happen next. The timestamp idea was unique and kept you more informed as to what was going on in the story line. Looking forward to your next book. Could you have the next one ready tomorrow?
    Floyd Patrick

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    This was a great story about how easily people can become involv

    This was a great story about how easily people can become involved in spiritual warfare whether by choice or in ignorance.

    I could see people I actually know or have known fit into this story and would not be surprised if they had been a role model for some of the characters. Maybe that is why most of this story caught my attention. It is believable without having to give a lot of leeway "just because it's fiction."

    I was surprised this was Lattimore's first book. I've read some 1st attempts and been woefully disappointed. This will not disappoint. My print copy has been loaned out numerous times. Myself and several friends are looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    A rollercoaster ride of religious fiction! This first volume in

    A rollercoaster ride of religious fiction!
    This first volume in the Otherealm trilogy is a wonderful opener that is not only a primer for what is to follow in the next two novels, it stands on its own as a really enjoyable book, and although it is a work of religious fiction, without buckets of guts, gore, gratuitous sex and profanity, it nevertheless makes the reader want to keep turning the page.
    Each character in "Freedom Fight" is well-rounded and believable, and is shown to grow not only physically, but also spiritually, as they struggle with their faith and devotion to God and are tested by human and otherworldly Enemies, Brent Lawton more than any other of them, discounting Tara Baker, who has a different kind of struggle to contend with.
    I can't wait for the second volume to be published, so that I may read the further adventures of Brent, Marta, Tara, Karen and some of the other supporting characters, although the second volume, "Freedom War" is to be set twenty four years after the events in "Freedom Fight", though there will be flashbacks to Arthurian times as the story really begins then, in Scotland.
    A recommended read, even if one is not of a religious persuasion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Freedom Fight. Have you ever felt like there was a fight inside

    Freedom Fight.

    Have you ever felt like there was a fight inside of you? Something beyond your control, pulling you this way or that, trying to tear you apart? Well I have. I truly appreciated this tale of a young man in such a battle. If you've never been subjected to the pain of an internal battle, you should still read this and think of it as preparation for a war we all face at some point in life. It is a battle that arrives in various forms, and at some point we all end up fighting to be better than we once were.

    I finished it in record time, despite being unusually busy during the time I chose to read it. I just could not put it down. I couldn't wait to finish it. To find out where it was going and why. As I closed the book, I was not disappointed by anything more than this part of the story being over, and knowing I would have to wait on the next part to hit the shelves.

    It's been about a month (perhaps a bit longer) since I finished it. I've held off on writing the review, simply because I had to let the story "settle". I found the story quite thought provoking, on top of being a highly enjoyable and compelling read.

    The characters... ah, the characters. I simply loved them. There were so many wonderful characters from every possible angle and walk of life. I am not sure I can honestly say that I didn't at the very least relate to almost all of them-- the good, the bad, and the ugly. I immediately loved the grandmother because she brought to mind so many sweet and precious memories of my own grandma. I definitely understood and empathized with Brent right from page one. Soon, I was relating just as much to Tara.

    The story... oh, but it's much more! This is so much more than just a good story. Don't get me wrong, it is a very impressive story. Well written and packed with emotional punch that runs the full spectrum of emotion... just the way I like my stories. But this book was an exercise in exorcising inner demons that we all have, but seldom willingly admit to. It makes you think. I mean, it really makes you think. At times I had to put it down, only to re-read the same passage again and again. There were tears. Not the typical, "awww that's sad" kind of tears, but the deep down, struck a chord, "ow my heart" kind of tears. Believable moments that are so real they leap off the page, grab you by the throat, and refuse to let go until you choke out a prayer of thanks for having been able to re-live moments of your own journey as you travel the paths of Brent Lawton and Tara Baker.

    The writing... pow. Lattimore manages to stand firm in his faith, deliver his beliefs without choking you with them, and kindly toss in footnotes and an appendix to help you find scripture, follow up on thoughts, or research further into an area you might not be familiar with. It's almost like a hand-book to help you work out the intricacies of the story-- if like me you are a bit "new" to The Word.

    Bonus-- Lattimore is witty. Yes, yes he is. It weaves its way into the story at the most unexpected, and yet appropriate moments.

    This book was written in a time-stamped presentation that I found new and refreshing. I've yet to read a book that progresses in this manner. I rather liked it. It's as if you are reading a diary, or watching a live-feed of the story as it plays out.

    The story is enthralling, emotional, and exciting. It's intricately stitched together with Truth, wit, and knowledge.

    A few typos slipped past the editing process, but even as O.C.D. as I am about such matters, it didn't turn me away from the next page, or the next one, or the next one...

    I flipped pages back and forth to the point that my copy looks like it's been read a half-dozen times. I've rarely come across a book that I enjoyed flipping back to a former page (or chapter) to enjoy the moment again and again before heading back towards the finish line.

    Perhaps, I enjoyed it so much because I found the story so familiar and could compare it to events in my own life, in my own walk of faith, and in my own journey thus far... but I happen to think anyone who loves a battle between good and evil could embrace and enjoy this tale. Simply stated, if you're not reading it yet, you should be!

    I've passed my well-worn copy on to a few friends whom I knew would benefit from the wisdom within the pages. All of whom have replied eagerly with it's "life changing", "eye-opening", and "awakening".

    I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment of this passionately written tale.

    P.S. Mr. Lattimore- my favorite pages: 52-57 I've worn them out, cried over them until the pages are permanently pock-marked. A writer could not have captured the intensity or beauty of that moment more perfectly. I got to relive my moment over, and over, and over and I'm better for it every time I re-read it. Thank you!

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    The very first chapter had me captivated and wondering what the

    The very first chapter had me captivated and wondering what the next chapter would reveal! It is a well written story that takes you into the spiritual realm and and into spiritual warfare.This book could be used as a good reference for warriors and intercessors with the information in the footnotes in the back of the book.
    W. Franklin Lattimore is a gifted writer! It is nice to see a Christian writer sharing his beliefs and making others aware of the struggles that some face as believers.
    I loved the detail in the book, it shows his dedication to making the story real.
    I am proud to have this book on my shelf as a valued book that I will read over and over. I look forward to reading your next book. :)
    Blessings on you my friend! Thank you for using your gift to reach others and sharing your faith.
    Great job!!

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    A DAZZLING DEBUT!!!   Freedom Fight is truly an epic battle betw

    A DAZZLING DEBUT!!!   Freedom Fight is truly an epic battle between good and the oppressive bondage of evil. This story had me fully engaged from Chapter 1 and took me on an intense journey into the realm of spiritual warfare that few people dare even talk about.




    W. Franklin Lattimore's raw honesty and writing style bring the story and its characters alive in a way that compels you to go cover to cover in one sitting! This eye-opening first novel in Lattimore's Otherealm Trilogy will be a treasure and a blessing to so many!

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