Wolves of Pavlava–Reviews

I don’t have many reviews on my Amazon.com site (well, more than many, but a lot less than others. Getting readers to review makes me feel like a dentist holding pliars in my hand, if you know what I mean…) but I thought Iwould  share with you the last one I got. It was a review that astonished me and made me proud, also validated in many ways the history I presented in the Wolves of Pavlava.

The review was provided by Diana Branisteanu, from Toronto, Canada, author of the novel  Life Under  The Dark Sky, the extraordinary story of life and survival during World War II.  This is the story of Diana’s mother-in-law and it is the saga of a young Austrian woman that finds the strength to live and survive in the midst of loss, death and destruction.  

Below is Diana’s review of The Wolves of Pavlava. It is especially important to me because, as she mentions in her review, she has lived through the years of Romanian Communism and the tyranny of Ceausescu, also through the Revolution.

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful,March 14, 2012
By 
Diana Branisteanu (Oakville, ON Canada) –  
This review is from: The Wolves of Pavlava (Paperback)

The Wolves of Pavlava is one of a kind novel that shows the reader what happened backstage the Communism regime in Romania in a unique brilliantly written way. The plot is so well defined and the characters so evolving, that it keeps you engaged and hungry for more. The mystic factor interconnects with the political drama and is projected on the social scene of a country torn between its ancestral spiritual values and the plague of the demagogic dictatorial propaganda and its tyrannical grip.
For most of the readers this novel may be considered a powerful thriller, and in many respects it is, but for me as a person who actually lived those times is rather redemption for what we, as a nation, went through and how at least two generations were affected and alienated by the Ceausescu regime. I cannot thank Adriana Renescu enough for showing the world what happened within Romania’s closed borders for thirty years. From the remote pristine places in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains and the historical district of Bucharest, to Rome and Vatican, Renescu introduces us to complex powerful characters that fight the Evil using very different but equally powerful means, until they prevail. There are heroes in this story and there is faith in the power of God and His work.

This novel is a must read historical political drama. Adriana Renescu is a great writer and I’m looking forward to her next book, hoping that there will be more to come.

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