Hey guys,

I hope all is well in your world?! There has been so much hype and discussion over Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I read the screenplay and absolutely loved it. Here is my spoiler free video. At a later date I will post a more detailed look at the book, however until then I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t got a copy yet.


An Ember In The Ashes

‘This life is not always what we think it will be,’ Cain says. ‘You are an ember in the ashes, Elias Veturius. You will spark and burn, ravage and destroy. You cannot change it. You cannot stop it.’


Where do I start with this book? It was crazy good. Written by Sabaa Tahir, An Ember In The Ashes is gripping, compelling, infuriating, sad, inspiring and exciting all rolled into 448 pages. An Ember in the Ashes is the kind of book that captivates the reader and stirs a lot of emotion. It highlights the depth of humanity’s evil and shows that even in the toughest of circumstances, hope and love can prevail.

One of the ever-present questions that came across my mind while reading this books was, when being subject to the will of others, to what scale do our choices affect an outcome? If we are seen to have no control over our lives, then do we believe that we are lost, or do we fight anyway? To me, this book is an excellent example of why the human spirit is so important. It highlights the key components of what it takes to succeed against all the odds; that is, conviction, faith, love and a right to live freely.

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