Ørnene på Dazzleøen (Dansk Udgave)

Ørnene på Dazzleøen 2016

For 100 år siden blev de stolte ørne fordrevet fra deres hjem, Dazzleøen.

Da ørneparret Havfrisk og Lykkeplet nu vender tilbage, bliver de mødt af den ene livstruende kamp efter den anden. De og deres to unger bliver konstant terroriseret af vandfly, motorbåde, nysgerrige turister, drastiske klimaforandringer og angreb fra andre fugle, som frygter de store rovfugle. Den værste krig for alle fuglene er dog menneskene og de klimaforandringer, som truer med at udrydde dem alle. Snart står det klart, at deres eneste mulighed for overlevelse er at bryde naturens orden og danne fælles front mod deres fjende, de tobenede. Men hvordan klarer de sig mod en så mægtig fjende?

En romantisk ørne-thriller

Declan White har skrevet noget så unikt og usædvanligt som en romantisk thriller med ørne i hovedrollerne.

Det lyder – indrømmet – kikset og disney-agtigt, men tag ikke fejl: Historien fungerer, miljø og person-/dyregalleri er knivskarpt tegnet op, og de indlagte cliff-hangers får den neglebidende læser helt ud på kanten af stolen.

Historien er i virkeligheden banal: Ørnepige møder ørnedreng, og sød musik opstår. De to elskende ønsker intet andet end at stifte familie og leve lykkeligt til deres dages ende, men før de når så langt, skal de så grueligt meget igennem. Både onde mennesker og ditto dyr gør sig store anstrengelser for at forhindre ørnefamiliens lykke, men til sidst – i et brus af en afslutning – falder alt på plads, og læseren kan ånde lettet op.

Bogens virkelige scoop er imidlertid det ornitologiske fundament under historien. Sideløbende med plottets udfoldelse bliver læseren nemlig indviet i primært ørnenes forunderlige verden. Hvad der må formodes at være ukendt land for de fleste – redebygning, udrugning af æg og flyvelære – bliver her introduceret med en selvfølgelighed og elegance, der får hele historien til at fremstå som en skønsom blanding af faglitteratur og poetisk fiktion.

Historien er oversat til dansk, og alt i alt er indtrykket bundsolidt.
Man bliver klogere og godt underholdt i ét hug, og det er slet ikke nogen ringe bedrift.

 

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. 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.

 

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