Dazzle Eagles

Dazzle Eagles
Birds call for cooperation to save our planet and rescue humankind from extermination.
Sea eagles struggle to breed chicks on the Long Lake where their species was hunted out a hundred years ago.
They are attacked by crows, gulls, swallows, swifts and Black-Nest – an investment banker. She owns a water plane and shoots any bird that interferes with her scheme to develop the lake into a commercial runway. The eagles find themselves returned to a world in rapid change with extreme weather and many species vanishing forever as civilization faces annihilation from melting ice flooding the Earth. Radical birds revolt against Black-Nest for poisoning the sky. However, only cooperation between birds, eagles and sympathetic humans can stop Black-Nest and save their natural paradise.
This intriguing political allegory – wrapped around a compelling love story with a side serving of slapstick – is a metaphorical treatment of the perennial battle between those who see Nature as an ally and others who want to rebuild her in their own image.
Dazzle Eagles is suitable for open-minded adults and children of all ages. The birds seem to stay with readers, nesting in our hearts, and whistling to us to save planet Earth.

This novel is a metaphorical treatment of the perennial battle between those who see Nature as an ally and those who want to rebuild her in their own image. This story, wrapped up in a compelling love story, is a political allegory with a side serving of slapstick. Dazzle Eagles is suitable for the open-minded of all ages from children to young adults to mature readers. And the birds seem to stay with readers for sometime after they put the novel down.

The core of this novel is a love story lead by a strong female character, but the satisfying ‘happy ever after’ ending does not come cheap or easy. This 95,000-word story is about the commitments and emotions of two eagles who find each other, fall in love and strive to raise chicks in a perilous world that is in rapid change. The compelling characters – Lovedot and Fresh – inhabit an unusual location and through the twists and turns of their relationship the readers engage with them and care about what happens to them. Their characters are complex, unique and flawed but as they interact with impulsive behavior their love story becomes gripping because all about them the natural world is in freefall. Lovedot and Fresh are a feisty couple, and so are the conflicts and tensions between them especially when the female character, Lovedot, inherently stands up to the male, and so drags both of them through many gut-wrenching emotional blenders. This super-colourful story is full of feelings (warm fuzzies, heartaches, toe curling, sniffles and joys) that emotionally connect Lovedot and Fresh with the readers’ hearts and minds. Female character growth and women’s issues are critical to the plot’s development. While this novel creates great romance it also deals with real world concerns, and it delivers a contemporary ecological crisis inside this captivating tale. Lovedot offers a solution of cooperation between birds, eagles and humans to halt the destruction of civilization. And finally, after all the attacks and pains, Fresh finds that ‘happy ever after’ moment with the love of his life – Lovedot.

 

This is what is said about the novels published by JohnLifePublishing:

Tara Finnegan

“Denne bog har alting. Humor, politiske intriger, høje idealer, lav moral, spænding og romantik. Det er fremragende parodi på det politisk system og kapitalismen der er gået amok. Man griner højt, så sjov er bogen undertiden, men mens man griner bemærker man samtidig de alvorlige undertoner… (Hans Christiania) giver håb om at der måske findes en bedre måde et sted derude.”

– Tara Finnegan, Irland

Jed Oliver

“Bravo! Jeg hylder dig for din skrivekunst. Det her er noget jeg kan lide så jeg sætter bogen på den bedste plads på min hylde.”

 

– Jed Oliver, Forfatter “French Roast and Lingerie” & “Saving Bob”

Paul Williams

“Dazzle Eagles reminded me of Animal Farm in its use of prolonged metaphor, but where the pigs offered a new take on the class struggle, the eagles and their avian cohort help us to understand the absurdity and ultimate futility of the War on Nature. That the tale is wrapped up in the most poignant of love stories should have been a no-no for me but somehow it wasn’t – the core fable is too powerful. A fascinating and timely allegory, and well told. Declan White is a name I’ll be looking out for. I love books whose surface simplicity disguises profound depth.”

– Paul Williams

Faith Rose

“Wow, what a ride! You set the stage well with so many marvelous details supporting the hippie culture attitude of “people’s right to be different.” This is not my typical read, but I must say you managed to hook me with your amazing style. Your well-paced dialogue is the highlight of this piece; it’s snappy and peppy and so well done. I love the musical feel of the dialogue banter including “Lovers? lovers…” and “Three? Three…” This is really great writing and technique. I also loved your sensory imagery, even mixed with onomatopoeia, too!… (ie: “serious, slanted, and snake-like” and “smelling apples cidering sweet scents…”). Giving you lots of shiny stars!”

– Faith Rose

Ame
 Wolfmother

“You’ve painted a picture of Christiania by description as well as dialogue, and it looks and sounds just as I remember it from years ago. Your characterisations bring us closer to the inhabitants and the atmosphere wafts through your writing. 
Somehow you’ve managed to give it a childlike feel without making it sound childish. On the other hand there are the scenes of police and public being opposed and offended, while you still allow the Queen her well-deserved dignity. Step by step you lead further into the conflict and we take sides accordingly. I found your writing reflected a modern outlook, with snapshots of scenery interacting with the happenings in a harmonious way. Your hooks carry tension and the noose seems to be getting pulled very tight indeed.”

– Ame
 Wolfmother, USA

Neville Kent

“I got a feel for the book straight away, good detail and description as I look into the world of ‘Christiania’ a hippy style commune with its regular supply of Manali charas.
 I could smell the pungent hash as it filled the room with its mind blowing action… 
I enjoyed the cycle ride as Freja and Gunnar survey the area taking a smoke on their way around.
 The prefab with its inner walls decorated from when it was a kindergarten classroom…this gives feeling to the impending situation—the demolition of the site…the wastefulness.
You’ve given the reader a good insight into what life is like in Christiania, easy going, carefree but things are about to change…”

– Neville Kent, Author “The Secrets of the Forest” & “The Time Zone”

Robert Benson Willey

“Christiania Angel gave me a new perspective on the place, and my living here in the back of the free town has really been cool…Yes Declan White after finishing your book, I can see what I suspected is true… It is a hell of a book… Really positive… Man, I really think it is good… what can I say… You got any more books?”

 

– Robert Benson Willey

Ryan X

“You have a knack for description, good sir! I must say, you paint a picture in the first chapter of a hippie hamlet being established so well I would have sworn it was a memory. Really, really wonderful job here. I also enjoyed your flow. You had an excellent beat going (per se) and I felt completely immersed in your story. Highly rated!

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– Ryan X

 
Tags: Cli-Fi, Action and Adventure, Banksters, Birds, Crime, Conservation, Climate Change, Eagles, Fantasy, Family, Environment, Inspirational, Intrigue, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Nature, Raptors, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Women’s Fiction.

Readers: Children, Middle Grade, Teen, Young Adult, Middle-Aged and Mature.