This Meerkat Talks Books!

Do we class the 20th of October as mid October or late October? Either way, colder weather continues to close in, but let us keep warm at home with a good book!

Books you say? Where?!

We start today’s trio off with Edge of the Breach, by Halo Scot. Gods, war and fear collide!

There is a hole in the sky. They call it the Rift. A portal to the gods. The scar of a suffering world. Through it, the gods rule the last scraps of civilization, harkening war. As chaos beckons, two leaders emerge from the ashes of a dying planet.

Julian Kyder is the son of an abusive rape victim who compensates for his abandonment through psychopathy. Sira Rune is a cancer survivor who dedicates her life to living free and fearless while experiencing the taboo and the unorthodox. Rune is the only one unafraid of Kyder, and that terrifies him, because he only knows how to function through fear. Even though she gives him more chances than he deserves, how much violence can she forgive? When is a person beyond redemption? While he struggles to control his demons and she struggles to find purpose, the gods drag the ruined world into war.

From Ashad Mukadam comes Kicking from Beyond the 40, a story of dealing with sudden school-yard fame.

It is September 1999, and Mortimer “Blue” Biston has just started Grade 10 at Morgansville High School. He is a great student, but was heavily criticized in Grade 9 by the teachers for not giving back to the school. Blue contemplates a great deal of what he can do to ensure that he does not receive the same complaints. One day, as he is leaving school with his best friends Paul Cars and Jimmy Newton, he spots a poster announcing football tryouts, and decides to try out for the team as a kicker, despite the protests of his friends. Even his secret admirer, and only female friend, Tiffany Norton unsuccessfully tries to talk him out of it. When it’s his turn to try out, he shocks everyone by making all of his kicks. Even the coach is quite surprised because he has never seen such a performance. In his first game, Blue makes a key play on the final play of the game, and suddenly becomes a hero. Now, despite being quiet and reserved, he must handle being part of the athlete class at school, which includes dealing with his newfound popularity. This is much more than Blue had bargained for. How will Blue handle all of these challenges?

From Sho Okumoto we have Clownrepler! This will turn superhero conventions on its head…

A story of a lonely man called Doug, who had a regular life, working hard to make an honest living and to live a normal life, who was truly a big fan of the new Superheroes, Soul Reacher, Carmina, and Franco!! A kind person, who wouldn’t even hurt a fly and was a target for getting picked on. A sudden twist in his life, with the rage that was built inside of him, he went to the one man he trusted the most. His grandfather, who is a very powerful man in the yakuza world!! Doug, having all the connections in front of him, decided he needed to change the way he lived his life. The only way to escape from the pain and to release his inner demons is to join the yakuza world. Starting from the bottom and rising to the top of the food chain, will he eventually run the yakuza empire? Is he the one that can defeat the Superheroes? Is Doug, the kryptonite, who is the key to defeating Soul Reacher, Carmina, and Franco? Can a Villain finally defeat the Superheroes? Follow Doug’s life how an ordinary nice kind lonely pure person, ends up turning into one of the most ruthless yakuza the world has ever seen!!

Tune in next Tuesday for another trio of books!

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