The Long White Cloud
Author: K. K. POOLE
Amazon Customer Rating: (5 / 5)
The year is 1918. In the forbidding asylum of a British Military Hospital an anonymous patient struggles with the effects of shell-shock. Everyone who knows him thinks he’s dead.
Many years have elapsed since Doctor John Hunston was last in England. In a bid to escape his past, he has worked the gold towns of Australia and New Zealand, practising medicine and enjoying the company of his friend Reverend Rennie. Always at the back of his mind, however, is the loss he suffered as a young man – the death of his twin brother during the Boer War.
Now, there is a new war to fight, one into which John is reluctantly drawn. Before heading for Europe to serve with the NZ Medical Corps, an old family secret is uncovered; resulting in a request he feels duty bound to honour.
In the trenches of the Western Front, John finds that simple bravery is no match for the insanity surrounding him. It is a place where a promise – though easily made – can be very hard to keep. The Long White Cloud is a story of conflict and adversity, of faith and compassion, and of a man’s silent courage.
Above all, it is a story of love.
The Long White Cloud is a sequel to The Sudden Metropolis, continuing John Hunston’s story through the First World War. A third novel, Blade Warriors, will be published in March 2018, concluding the series.
Format(s): Paperback and Kindle
ISBN: 978-1-910603-45-1 (Paperback)
ASIN: B0798R9892 (Kindle)
Edition: 1st Edition
Imprint: GWL Publishing
Classification: Fiction, Historical, War
Paperback Published: 24 January, 2018
Kindle Published: 23 January, 2018
No. of pages: 346pp
Praise for The Long White Cloud:
An spectacular novel set in WW1, capturing the sheer horror of the war, hitting you in the face from the pages but balanced so well by power of friendship, kindness and courage. There is something extra here, a human connection which reaches out of the pages and touches all of us in loss and in war. Through the main character, the author seems to bare his soul in this book, so powerfully written and you just can’t put this book down.
Superb imagery, raw emotions and the incredible attention to detail, yet everything flows so effortlessly from the pages to make this a wartime classic.This author has a gift from the gods, he stirs emotions inside you and the pages come alive.
What a talent. Everyone should read this book. Sublime.
Dr M B Gonzalez – Amazon Paperback Review, 04 February, 2018.
The Long White Cloud
– read by K K Poole.