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Dark Roads by Lazlo Azavaar

Two runaways, their psycho dad, and an unseen enemy. 

No longer able to withstand his abuse any longer, Callie Longstreet, in a fit of anger, takes a frying pan to the back of her father’s head and knocks him out cold. Now, she and her older brother Michael must ride the dark roads, pursued by nightmares, their psychotic father, and an unseen enemy who watches their every move.


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Listed: May 15, 2010

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By Linda Schoales, editor

May 15, 2010: The first chapter is solid, if a bit abrupt. It’s hard to feel sorry for someone who just hit someone with a frying pan without knowing what they went through before that point. It’ll be interesting to read the backstory on these two teenagers as they start running.

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Sweet Little Gem

By "K", member

Mar 21, 2011: Recently had some time off and while surfing for blogs of interest, I came upon this sweet little gem. I did a whirlwind three day marathon to read all of the current 49 chapters. And now that I am all caught up, I have to say that I am in love. In several one word descriptives I’d call this tale: Edgy Dark Fast-Paced (sometimes a little too much so especially as regards development of character relationships) Funny Quirky Fun Inventive (The names are new as are the indigenous races) Unselfconscious Smart

The tale begins with a brother and a sister on the run from an abusive father. They are in search of their long lost mother about whom they know close to nothing and can barely recall. Along the way they make friends, learn that they have powers and gifts up till then left untapped, and run into one road block after another. Unfortunately, they also come to realize that they aren’t just running from their father, but an evil entity, that the author, has still to give us details about. The fact that the characters have mishaps and mistakes and that they are time after time hemmed up by seemingly unbeatable circumstances make this story feel like it was written by a real pro. Most importantly, the characters, while they could still use a little fleshing out, are strong enough to make us, the audience, care about what happens to them. This story isn’t some deep mystical tale with "big words" that make you contemplate your life’s purpose. There are no crazy long chapters. It comes to us every Friday in bite-sized chunks of fun and excitement. I recommend it big time. I’ll be there each week for more.

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