Wednesday, October 21, 2015


In this modern fantasy novel, which author Trudie L. Hayes dedicates to her grandmother, the late Georgia Williams, also known as Mama G and Mama Georgia, several students, including Marissa, Chandler, and Otis, experience their first days of schools, with the opening chapter told through their third-person perspectives, with the writer sometimes diving many chapters such as the first into subchapters, although she doesn’t consistently retain this style. A recurring theme repeated throughout the narrative is for youngsters to be themselves, individuality largely being the novel’s name of the game, with an insignia showing up several times beginning with a backwards R, a lowercase i, and a normal capital R, standing for “Real it Real.”

A short ways into the novel, several of the students receive the opportunity to become Triigors, which, alongside their nemeses, Vengenites, from a land called Prunder, have existed for all time. Triigors endeavor to exist, uphold, and preserve the human race, while Vengenites law low for lengthy interventions while assessing human vulnerability, seeking to ultimately eradicate mankind from the world, with human beings being completely oblivious to these warring factions. Elements such as time travel not to mention a visit to Washington, DC, from the initial setting of Connecticut, also play some part in the storyline, with the Library of Congress, not to mention the Good Stuff Eatery, serving as occasional settings.

The story contains occasional religious references, with many faiths mentioned, although Lucifer and Satan from Christian mythos seem to play the most significant parts, showing up late in the novel, which concludes with a basketball game alongside a possible cliffhanger, with definite room to continue the story, in spite of its generous length. Ultimately, this is an enjoyable novel, although the author would have done well to keep the first chapter’s style consistent for the book’s remainder, in other words the narration of different third-person perspectives and many subchapters. Even so, this proves an enjoyable read for younger audiences.

Author's Bio:

Trudie L. Hayes’ personal story and family life influenced her mission to spread the core values of self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-love to children and persons of all ages. An affiliation with physically and mentally disabled adults and children spanning many years is a major contributing factor. The caregiver role has been paramount throughout much of her life, even while furthering her education or working full-time in a corporate setting.

These experiences have given her a deep understanding of the trials and struggles associated with a compromised existence. As well as the inspiration and joy derived from living life to one's personal best.

It is through these myriad life experiences that Hayes began writing and registering several related trademarks. With a grander vision of promoting confidence and self-worth.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Hayes still calls the Nutmeg State home. The oldest of two children, she remains close to her siblings. When Hayes is not writing or managing her business, she dedicates her time to other creative outlets and artistic pursuits. Hayes has a deep appreciation and passion for music in its many forms; she enjoys writing song lyrics, performing, and has an affinity for Jazz.

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