Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Wrath of a Righteous Man by Roy M. Griffis (By the Hands of Men, #3)

The Wrath of a Righteous Man (By the Hands of Men, #3)The Wrath of a Righteous Man
by Roy M. Griffis

My rating: 5 stars

Series: By the Hands of Men - Book 3
Expected publication: May 17th 2016 by CreateSpace
ISBN 1493503448 (ISBN13: 9781493503445)
Paperback, 324 pages
Buy Links: TBA
Continuing the epic story of the “By Hands of Men” series, a man and a woman, torn apart by fate, forge their own destinies in the world after the Great War. Escaping her enslavement in Russia, Charlotte Braninov fights to build a new life in London while the shadow of modern fanaticism looms over Europe. Robert Fitzgerald faithfully serves the Crown in Africa until honor compels him to risk everything to overcome an ancient evil, only to discover that the greatest war rages within himself.

The Wrath of a Righteous Man by Roy M. Griffis
(By the Hands of Men, #3)

The Great War has ended, but the sounds of battle are still echoing throughout the world. Robert’s injuries and illness have sent him home to recover, a broken man, a man with a faulty memory, a man who knows there is something or someone missing. Not only has his body been a victim of the war, but so has his mind.

Charlotte has endured the horror of trying to go home to Russia, only to be imprisoned in her motherland, but that is behind her now. She has escaped and along with her are her new “family,” a rag tag group of four, including a young girl who has stolen her heart. Can she find peace and a new life in London or will she only torment herself with being so close to the man she loves, a man who did not even acknowledge her when she saw him. Craving knowledge of her family, and a place to belong, perhaps it is time to journey to America, the great melting pot of the world where one can reinvent themselves and start over with a clean slate.

The world has changed and suspicion of those who are different run rampant. Charlotte must use her inner strength and her powerful instinct to survive in this new and damaged world. Meanwhile, Robert has healed, physically, but the horrors he endured will haunt him forever, while the woman he loved and remembers is gone. Taking up for the Crown once again, he is stationed in Africa, a land where ancient practices are not easily forgotten, a land that brave missionaries are converting to Christianity. There are bands and tribes that will stand up to the might of the crown and will stop at nothing to prevent its invasion of their land. Their brutality to their own people, their total control using fear and superstition will cost many lives, of both the soldiers and the natives. Will Robert become the savage he is sent to eradicate? Will all of the hate he has witnessed finally swallow him whole? Is it time for Robert to set a new course for his life?

Roy M. Griffis’ The Wrath of a Righteous Man follows the lives of two young souls, aged by life and circumstance as they forge new lives and try to pick up the pieces of loss. Mr. Griffis takes his readers back in time where honor and duty were treasured commodities. Witness the prejudice of men, feel an uneasy moment of disgust as racial slurs are tossed around without remorse or thought as a great continent becomes fodder for a country bent on taking and holding control.

See the struggles of immigrants, the strength of the will to survive and flourish, and the soul-deep generosity of an era long gone. Mr. Griffis brings the past to life through the power of his words, the scenes he creates and the characters that are molded by the things they have endured. This is seeing history come alive and feeling every moment of it. If you have ever wondered what life was like “back in the day,” this is the series to read by an author who has the ability to write well and bring his readers on along with him on an often heart-wrenching journey.

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