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Martha Stevens-David Review: "Redemption" by Ian Prattis
By Martha Stevens-David
Dec 17, 2014 - 6:05:24 AM

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"Redemption" by Ian Prattis is, in my opinion, very well-written and the story line keeps one on the edge of one's seat. ("Redemption" is a companion to "Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man's Journey with His Muse", which was also published this year. What a pity I didn't get to read and review that book. Both books can be viewed at

I found this book, "Redemption," to be well-thought out as only a story that the writer has experienced himself can be. As I read the horrific and heart breaking things the main character, Callum Mor, had to endure in his search for life of his own, I was reminded of an old saying that my own parents and grandparents always told us when we were young and unwanted hardships were forced upon us: "Remember, that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger!" And so it was with this book's main character.

The story was informative and captivating right to the very end and I did hate to see it end.

I do hope that Mr. Prattis will continue writing books because he is a very gifted writer.

Would I recommend this story to others: "ABSOLUTELY!"

Martha Stevens-David.
Martha Stevens-David Column Magic City

Ian Prattis is a poet, Professor Emeritus, founder of Friends for Peace and a spiritual warrior for planetary care and social justice. Ian now lives with his wife Carolyn in the west end of Ottawa where the Pine Gate Meditation Hall is located in the lower level of their home. Since retiring from Carleton University in 2007, he has authored four books on dharma, two on the environment, a legend/autobiographical combo and this novel. He enjoys the freedom to create at his own pace and has yet to discern the ordinary meaning of retirement.

Published by Xlibris
Published 5/23/2014
ISBN: 978-1-49901-234-7
Also Available on Author's Website
138 Pages

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