Friday, June 14, 2013

Black Jack by Rani Manicka: Spotlight


To save Mankind,he must play...  The Devil's Game.


At seven she became another missing child statistic. Seven years later her life is a strange, lonely existence. Her memories are not her own and her special powers have been harnessed for the sole use of her owners. To the people who guard her 24 hours a day she is known as Dakota, but they also know she is dangerous, so dangerous that she must never think for herself.

Fourteen year old Black dreams of another life. Hidden away in his bedroom with only his mother and a television for stimulation, each day mirrors the last.
When Black is visited by an Inter-dimensional being, a door to another world opens. Unknown to him, he possesses something so rare and precious that his visitor is not the only one with an interest in him. Soon, he is propelled on a collision course with a dark hierarchy who will stop at nothing for total world domination.

Kidnapped by shadowy figures, Black becomes a sacrificial pawn in their deadly game. A dance of deceit and betrayal that will not end even when the game does...

Based on the ancient Gnostic gospels of the Nag Hammadi texts, the book attempts to address the difficult issues that humanity wrestles with on a daily basis; envy, greed, deceit, loyalty, sexual deviance and pedophilia.  It seeks answers to compelling questions - Who is the Devil?  Why has music gone from beauty to a person screaming obscenities at you?



Rani Manicka was born in Malaysia and spent her childhood
on a long white, beach in the company of natural storytellers. But when she was six, she was stuffed into a uniform and banished to school. In protest, she quickly mastered the art of reading novels during class. Though, she had never dreamed of writing herself, a chance encounter with a woman scorned in an Italian restaurant inspired her first plot.

Her first novel The Rice Mother, Infused with her own Sri Lankan family history, is a vividly imaginative story about the frailties of human nature and the terrible consequences of war. It won a Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2003. Her subsequent novel, Touching Earth is a dark and compelling tale of love, betrayal and addiction. The Japanese Lover, set in Malaya during the Japanese occupation is an absorbing tale of the intense passion between captor and captured. Rani's books have been translated into 26 languages. She lives with the two great loves of her life; Rick and their beautiful son/dog, Ty.

Look out for her latest novel: BLACK JACK.

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1 comment:

Valerie R said...

Thank you for the chance to win .. on your giveaway.. love learning about new books and authors!