The Crystal Bird

The Crystal Bird

by Helen Drayton

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The Crystal Bird by Helen Drayton

Slave traders try to abduct a group of young warriors who strike back and disappear. In the present time, a team of explorers led by an archaeologist Allan Cline is exploring caves in the very region and stumbles into a mysterious civilisation. They gain knowledge of life-changing secrets. One of them is drawn to the people and falls in love with an alluring and influential woman. When team members with sinister motives try to leave, the people sensing danger take pre-emptive action. As death takes its toll, Allan feels the weight of centuries of betrayal and brutality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475225075
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/03/2012
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

I remember sitting in the kitchen at home in Belmont, which is a pretty little town in Trinidad, with many narrow lanes-some winding, and some as short as several strides. There in the kitchen my mother, a beautiful woman, would be making bread and cake. She would give me a piece of dough, and I would be lost in a world making shapes and little people. So it was from childhood I loved to create things, draw, paint...dream. I still get lost in poetry, writing and painting-passions that were with me, when in my teenage years, I went to parks and gardens in England to sketch the beautiful scenery and write poems. Having traversed corridors of the corporate world in banking and finance, marketing, corporate communications and advertising, I now indulge in the creative childhood passions in my homeland, Trinidad and Tobago. I am simply an ancient history enthusiast, poet, artist, university lecturer, and newspaper columnist. My publications are two books of poetry, Passages I and Passages II Brown Doves, and this novel, "The Crystal Bird."

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mothertreesaTE More than 1 year ago
******WOW****I want to travel on the rays of the sun!******** This book is one of the best books I have read. I love the way this book transports you to another world. The descriptions the author uses to describe the landscapes and the feelings of the charachers are vivid and lively.  The story line is brilliant and teaches a moral truth! The ending is sooo heartfelt that I was almost in tears. I absolutly loved this story. Some of the other reviewers complained that the african names were an issue for them but I thought that the names of the characters added deminsion to them. Afterall, they were in africa and giving the characters african names seemed fitting to the storyline.  This book is a brilliant masterpiece and I feel privilaged to have had the opportunity to have read it. Anyone that is into historical fiction would love this book, it also has a touch of spirit that brings it to life.  I would recommend this book it is a treasure ! One of those books you want everyone to read but don't want to give your copy away because it is so precious. A true gem.