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by Wesley Robert Lowe

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Wudan is overjoyed when the town bully and his gang is beat up by the town drunk. The drunk sends him on a journey to gain the skills necessary to do combat. The story follows the initial journey and then jumps ahead twenty years to his teaching martial arts others under the name of Master Wu. Then it jumps to following three of his students and their illegal activities. It has some interesting concept and plotlines, but the characters are superficial and need additional development to make them believable. The author fails to deliver a complete story. There are unresolved subplots and no conclusion.

I received this book through a random InstraFreebie giveaway. Although encouraged as a courtesy to provide feedback, I was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. ( )
  bemislibrary | May 21, 2017 |
I had no idea this wasn't a full novel, but a prequel. I gave it a go anyway, but I was sorta bummed. It reminded me of the old movies on Kung Fu Theater, that I used to watch on the USA cable channel, back int he day.

Am I showing my age?

Anyway, Evil Rises, by Wesley Robert Lowe is about the rise of an empire based on Shaolin beliefs. Sadly, Chin took the teachings of Master Wu and became a Chinese Kingpin, but that's not really what this introduction to the Noah Reid series is about.

It gives background, history to what made Chin what he was. How he found a teacher and a family, who offered the best of Shaolin tradition and corrupted it. He became what Master Wu detested most. The short story shared a lot of information that will be necessary for the following three novels.

I can tell you, this story will have you riveted. Though I found a bit predictable, I have a feeling I'll be grabbing the other books. This was good and with later, listening to Lowe read the story through Audible, I found myself still happy with the storyline. The audio is a bit annoying and he doesn't have the best voice for the story, but Cheers to this guy!

*Full Review: http://www.areneehunt.com/the-reviews/evil-rises-by-wesley-robert-lowe
Evil Rises (A Noah Reid Action Thriller)
Wesley Robert Lowe
Published by Wesley Lowe Productions
June 5, 2014 ( )
  AReneeHunt | Mar 24, 2017 |
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