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Publisher Description

Lia – the second installment of the Confessions of a War Child trilogy. 

– love can grow amidst the dust of war – 

Follow the journey as it twists and turns along a trail full of conspiracy, conflict, and love. 

At the stroke of midnight, as soldiers storm his castle, a president, a prisoner, a declaration and a nation come to life on the pages of Confessions of a War Child- Lia. 

The story begins as the President of Kabar orders his guards to bring forth the captive and captivating Lia, one of the prisoners he had jailed a year ago. Having held back his feelings from the moment he saw her, only now can he give in to his true heart. 

Face to face with the beautiful Lia, he becomes lost in the depth of her eyes, declaring his undying love for the first and final time. In a gesture of remorse and regret, he forces a letter into her hand – his confession. This act – a deliberate lethal attack – is the final retaliation against two nations at war for years. 

Chemical bombs have been planted throughout Kabar and the neighboring Saghar. Timed to go off at midnight, the two nations will finally be united as one – in tragedy. 

Ruling with brutality for three decades, the President of Kabar has taken countless lives along the way. Now, gazing into the eyes of his beloved, without a word, he raises his gun. With a single bullet to the head, his merciless sovereignty has ended. 

This compelling novel moves through the mind of a powerful leader, exploring the dark world of war that precedes the light world of peace.

April 20
La Rayan Publishing
Matthew Horner

Customer Reviews

tdpuck02 ,

Confessions of a War Child (Lia)

Chaker Khazaal has captured my heart once again with Confessions of a War Child (Lia), rattling my expectations and somehow outshining his first novel within pages of his second (and I do not make this statement lightly; the first was nothing short of breathtaking).

Moments of love and passion are plentiful, but moments of hope come few and far between for our beloved characters. I would challenge anyone to make it from one cover to the next without shedding a tear (or two (hundred)). This book—the writing, the story, and the anguish of the characters—demands to be felt and remembered. Every page pulls at the heart. It’s gripping. It’s beautiful. It’s perfect.

I am eagerly awaiting the third and final installment in this trilogy.

“Every story should have an ending because it is only then that a new beginning starts.”

SkylonNY ,

Magical journey of love

Once again the impossibly young Chaker Khazaal enthrals us with his own brand of magical realism. Taking his favourite characters from the first book of the trilogy "Confessions of a War Child", he weaves an intricate tale that pulls in harrowing themes of destruction, war and ultimately the triumph of the human spirt and love itself. Brooding cloud of sexual tension tension lingers in the air but doesn't overpower the senses. If you enyoyed "Confessions of a War Child" you will love the spotlight on the main character, Lia. If you have yet to enter Chaker's world, you have a delicious surprise in store. And like the stories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez that linger in mind for years, "Confessions of a War a Child (Lia)" will become a welcome refuge when you need to be reassured that love conquers all.

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