Until Again: Prequel Novella to BLUE

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Overview

Reviewers have called Lou Aronica’s novel BLUE “compelling,” “beautifully written,” “a story to remember and cherish,” and “one of those books that everyone should find a moment to read.” Readers have said it was “a great inspiration,” “I’ve never been more moved or inspired,” and “one of the best books I’ve read.” Now comes this prequel novella, a short work that provides the essential story behind the story.

UNTIL AGAIN tells of a decidedly real-world event: the final weekend ...

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Overview

Reviewers have called Lou Aronica’s novel BLUE “compelling,” “beautifully written,” “a story to remember and cherish,” and “one of those books that everyone should find a moment to read.” Readers have said it was “a great inspiration,” “I’ve never been more moved or inspired,” and “one of the best books I’ve read.” Now comes this prequel novella, a short work that provides the essential story behind the story.

UNTIL AGAIN tells of a decidedly real-world event: the final weekend in the breakup of a marriage. For Chris Astor, the divorce is not something he wants, primarily because of the distance it will put between his ten-year-old daughter Becky and himself. Juxtaposed against this is a critical event in Tamarisk, the bedtime-story fantasy world that Chris and Becky created when Becky was much younger. Miea, the university-age princess of Tamarisk fears that her world has become a terribly dangerous place...but she could not possibly have imagined where that danger will lead her and the people she loves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936558247
  • Publisher: Fiction Studio, The
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Pages: 90
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Aronica
Lou Aronica is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, including the New York Times bestseller, The Element (written with Ken Robinson) and the national bestseller, The Culture Code (written with Clotaire Rapaille). He lives in Southern Connecticut with his wife and four children.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Read before "Blue" or not at all

    While I enjoyed reading this, I would have been annoyed if I had bought it and didn't have the main book "Blue" to read right afterwards. It should not be a stand alone book. I would just add it to "Blue" and call it one book.

    It's one thing when you are into a series for which you already know all the characters to have the author leave you hanging at the end of one book so that you will read the next book in the series (which is also frustrating), but it's doubly frustrating when you feel like you've just started a book and then it ends before it has even really begun.

    Another thing to note is that "Until Again" reads like it's for young adults which for me is not necessarily a bad thing, but it was unexpected.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Until again

    It is a great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Solid Prequel to "Blue"

    I wasn't overly sure what I was getting into, but I enjoyed this introduction to the story that continues into the novel "Blue." The writing is solid and error-free. The story delves into family hardships and escapism fantasy all in a beautifully-scripted plot line. A good short read, overall!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    FANTASTIC

    I absolutely loved this book....characters were realist and sympathetic. I bought it because I wanted to read it before I read Blue. Unfortunately, the font on Blue is way too small for me. Would highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Bad

    Ok, i get its a prequel to another book, but all this crap about a kingdom and tamarisk, that just took away from the story to me. What was all that about? It ruined the whole story. First off was it a mythical kingdom, or was it a moder day place? At times it seemed to be set in the past, but then they were on computers....totally unbelievable. Wont recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    A beautiful story of a father's love

    Chris and Becky are a father and daughter whose relatioship is challenged by illness and divorce. Together they create a fantasy world that takes on a reality of its own which is shaped by their relationship. This is a beautiful story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Short

    72 Pages

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    it was ok

    The book was ok. I just didn't find it necessary. It does answer some questions..but your imagination could of done that too.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    A good read

    Good to read this before Blue, but not necessary. Thought provoking story. Not exactly great literature, however, well worth the time it took to read. Raises alot of big meaning-of-life kinds of questions.

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Enjoyable for young readers

    This prequel can be read before the novel "Blue" as well as after. Nice depiction of a failing marriage and how each parent sees things, as well as the discomfort of the child caught in the middle, so combined the two books might be particularly appealing for kids undergoing a similar situation. I would characterize the two books together as romantic fantasy that would probably appeal more to girls than to most boys.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

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    Great book

    This is the prequel to Blue. I read Blue first and loved it. I am not normally a fantasy person, this book read more like fiction. It is now one of my top 10 books. I highly recommend Until Again and then reading Blue. I wish there were more books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    It is a good read

    First book Ive read for this author. I will look for more now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Recommend reading before Blue

    If you are going to read Blue, read this novella first. If you have already experienced Blue, take the time to read Until Again for edification. Both earned three stars rather than four from this reader because, although well crafted, the whole experience taking place in the everyday world versus the fairyland world of Tamarisk seemed meant to elevate but instead depressed.

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  • Posted November 14, 2011

    Read before reading BLUE!

    Delves into realistic feelings of a father & a child on the issue of divorce. Switches back & forth to a "make believe" land & story & the reality of life. I read this & am not going to read BLUE

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  • Posted November 13, 2011

    recommend

    A different type of story. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading Blue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Page turner.

    I felt this book was most helpful in starting my journey to "Blue". Thanks Mr. Aronica for fillilng in the gaps. I would recommend this book to more serious readers.

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