Legend of the Pioneers
  
Legend of the Pioneers
Part One: Pioneer INCURSION
Published:
4/24/2014
Format:
E-Book (available as PDF files) What's This
ISBN:
978-1-46894-641-3
Part One - Pioneer Incursion When Alex heads out on a voyage from Melbourne to Sydney on the tall ship HMAS Bark Young Pioneer, little did he know that their ship would be taken over and the crew's lives put at risk. Lying in the Sydney hospital, he retells the ordeal of how they survived the threats, the chases and the storms. The thrilling tale concludes in the Legend of the Pioneers - Part Two - Pioneer Insurrection. Stick TOGETHER Survive the JOURNEY Be LEGENDARY.
FOREWORD Legend of the Pioneers is one of those books that defies categorisation. I started off thinking about the adventure novels I used to read as a kid when I was white as a lily from not enough sun. I thought about Ivan Southall's Hills End. Then I thought about American Psycho, and then I thought about Fight Club. If this book was a perfume-and if it were, it would be an overpowering and addictive one-your top notes would be twenty-seven young adults aboard the Young Pioneer for a nine-day voyage from Melbourne to Sydney. The culmination of their voyage will see them bringing the ship into Sydney Harbour entirely on their own-fresh sea breezes, a sparkly ocean, light hearts, happy people-that sort of thing. Then there are your middle notes. The first scene opens on a State Funeral. One of your narrators is lying in a hospital bed. The Young Pioneers is tailed by an unknown ship. Your base notes finish the bouquet off. Quite literally. In carnage and chaos, not to give too much away. But the most important thing about this story is what you take away from it in the end, which is always the most important thing when it comes to books. What you discover along the way is the uneasy truth that reality-or reality as we perceive it-is not always what is real. There are different versions of reality: our version and everyone else's. It is an unsettling concept to grasp and one that makes you question many things about your own life. Read Legend of the Pioneers if you love adventure. Read it if you have tomorrow off and can afford to be up all night. Read it if you love a good ending. I love endings. I loved this. Sarah Annesley.
DARREN MARK WRIGHT was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been a Youth Worker at an Adelaide homeless shelter since 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology (Double Degree) and is studying for Masters of Theology. WRIGHT published his first book, "St. Patrick's Church, Part One: The Beginning of the End" as a novel way of bridging the gap between theological academics and the non-academic community of everyday Church-goers and fringe-dwellers. The trilogy, though yet to be completely written, has already scored WRIGHT 3 years in a row of nominations for the national Young Australian Christian Writer's Award (2011, 2012 and 2013). In 2012, he received 3rd place. His works since includes the Legends Series, detective stories and suspenseful plays written for the stage - no story ending without a twist. All of this effort leading to the receiving of the City of Charles Sturt's "Art, Performance and Dance" Award 2013 for his contribution to literature.
 
 


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