Haunted by a chance meeting with a Kahuna, Alika Kealoha realizes the Hawaiian priest is a link to the seafaring warriors of his ancestral past and the key to solving the mystery of his father's disappearance. His investigation uncovers a secret, protected for hundreds of years by a royal bloodline. Now pursued by murderous thugs, the tropical paradise he loves has turned into a nightmarish maze of betrayal and deceit. Alika finds solace and protection in a crew of locals, whose Mana leads him into a realm of unforeseen consequences. The results are devastating, unleashing a wave of retribution as powerful as a tsunami.
|Publisher:||Rhythmantra Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
Rick Pruett a multi cultural chameleon inherited his thirst for adventure from his mother a talented thespian and fellow scribe. He began writing poetry as a child and transitioned to writing lyrics for musical arrangements.
As a young man he pursued his gift of athleticism, becoming a boxing champion, nationally ranked giant slalom skier and track and field star.
During the mid eighties Rick attended college in Hawaii and worked as a beach boy, party starter and public relations representative for numerous businesses and night clubs in Waikiki.
He surfed everyday and on occasion at night, “The lifestyle appealed to me it was a dream come true an adventure that impacted my life in a major way.
After college Rick traveled around the world surfing, exploring different cultures and honing his musical skills. He worked as a model, musician, on camera talent and developed a love for sports medicine and holistic health.
His world travels have allowed him to develop a unique artistic palette which he uses as inspiration to create his work.
Rick continues to pursue his writing endeavors and offers his services as a track and field/fitness coach and pain management specialist. He is certified by USA Track and Field and is a 6 time USATF Masters All American in the long jump.
Aloha Kahuna Soul based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
I was given an Advanced Review Copy in return for a honest review. This was my first book by this author. It was a really slow read, in parts. The writing flow tended to drag. I had some trouble relating to the main character, and am not used to the Hawaiian terms, which also slowed down the pace. I did like being introduced to some Hawaiian culture and I found the plot was interesting. In short, I feel this book is worth giving a chance! - Sarah
Problems with this book: chapters are split in mid-scene for no particular reason, there’s far too much of a travel guide to Hawaii including the geography and history of the local population. Street directions around Honolulu are only meaningful for the residents. Lots of flashbacks. If you want to learn about the history, geography, language, traditions and religion of Hawaii, this is the book for you but, otherwise, don’t bother. Our narrator is a native Hawaiian who enjoys surfing, playing music and the history of the islands. After a near-death experience, he has a spiritual encounter which leads him to discover more about his heritage. I abandoned the book at just over a quarter way through it: the writing was fine when describing the environment etc.. but the main character did not work for me and I needed more plot by this stage.
This book started out slow for me. I chose it to learn even more about Hawaii than I have studied. This is a great book to learn semi-current lingo and culture of the young surfers who are native to the islands. The book began to pick up after Alika Kealoha met the mysterious Kahuna who gave him some crazy wild information. After discovering the real deal behind his dad's disappearance and the sudden death of his mom, Alika knew he was onto something big. Many of his friends had told him that strange, military-looking men kept asking about him and his whereabouts. That is when the mighty Tsunami known as Alika Kealoha was unleashed! And, unleashed it truly was, brah! Mahalo to Mr. Rick Pruett, Rhythmantra Publishing, and NetGalley for giving me a free copy of this book to read and give my honest review.