A child will die. You're afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he's lost in paranoia.
Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott's horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn't right.
Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces him to lug home an ancient text on bringing back the dead. Despite the man's obvious dementia, Alcott attempts the scheme. Charging up a cliff, he recites the chant over ocean gusts.
A god woman glides in from the horizon. She instructs Alcott on the trials to save Gari's life. These fearsome Obstacles require true strength. From battling sharks to wielding a flail, he must prove fortitude against genuine danger. Alcott decides his fate at this moment.
Death's claws shall not grasp Gari's soul.
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"OBSTACLES took me on an emotionally charged journey into another dimension. Mr. Reardon's writing is finely detailed and his plot is truly unique in a world filled with the paranormal genre!There is a fresh face in the writing world that shows great promise, so if you're looking for a fantasy that contains real heroes, real action and sacrifice, in a world where you will actually be able to visualize every scene as it unfolds, you might want to try Chris Reardon's OBSTACLES!" ~ Diane (Tome Tender Book Blog)
This imaginative journey began with a doctor's exasperation at his inability to save the life of one of his patients, a child named Gari. Throw in an eccentric elderly patient who claims to be able to bring back the dead, and I was hooked. From the minute Dr. Alcott took the mystical book in his possession, Chris Reardon penned an interesting and gripping world that is everything a fantasy should be. We have real characters facing great odds in pursuit of a noble cause. It's the kind of story that can easily be read in an afternoon without even blinking. ~ C. Stacey (Story Siren)
For me, after reading the first chapter of this book, there was no way that I could put it down. This book kept my attention from the beginning to end and was so wonderful that I read it in one afternoon. The writer has a way of describing the characters and situations in this book so clearly that I could see this in my head. ~ Daisy S (Hall of Fame Reviewer - Top 50 Reviewer)
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