Troubador Hurricane Hill

Released: 28/08/2017

ISBN: 9781788032636

eISBN: 9781788032353

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Hurricane Hill

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Focussing on the political unrest of the 21st century, Hurricane Hill is a fast-paced novel, which examines the bond between soldiers on the battlefield and the effects that going to war has on an individual’s mentality. Hurricane Hill centres on the moral dilemma: Which life is more valuable; that of a child or a brother-in-arms? Out in Helmand, the Insurgents are using children as young as 7 as decoys in fire fights. Paul Glover, a young soldier, has to decide whether to follow his training and treat the children as normal soliders, and shoot to kill, or be killed. Having become a new father himself, Paul’s actions come back to haunt him and left asking himself whether he’s done the right thing. When Paul arrives at the isolated house of a famous recluse his past is finally faced. Hurricane Hill shows us past lives, events and reasons for the extraordinary predicaments that the characters find themselves in. As the storm advances and threatens to destroy each of them, the young soldier’s question is examined, challenged and ultimately answered.

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Essentially, I enjoyed the novel, it is extremely well written. The author applies a very descriptive style of writing to full effect. The story is carefully crafted and the reader is drawn in bit by bit, through the use of flashbacks. This is not an easy read but we'll worth the effort. My only knock is, you are halfway through the novel before you have a sense of where the story is going.

by Tony Walsh


Enjoyed the book a lot. Grabbed me from the beginning and had trouble putting it down. Well written.

by Louetta Walters


"Hurricane Hill centers on the moral dilemma:

Which life is more valuable; that of a child or a brother-in-arms?"
"Hurricane Hill centers on the moral dilemma:
Which life is more valuable; that of a child or a brother-in-arms?"

Those words are what kinda grabbed me and made me want to read this book. With lots of friends and family who are vets, I understand the effects of PTSD.
Enjoyed the book a lot, although at times a bit troubling. Grabbed me from the beginning and had trouble putting it down. Well written with very descriptive prose, Leicester works to bring forward the very important issue of the effects of PTSD in veterans. Worth the time to read! Really sad I don't see more about this book!!

by Loretta Waters (via NetGalley)


It's a well written and worthy read. I didn't know what to expect at first, but I found myself enjoying this far more than I expected to.

by Melanie Kimble


A moving and timely story. I enjoyed reading about the subject of servicemen and learned about the sticky politics our veterans face.

by Kate Nelson (via NetGalley)


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