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Different, Not Damaged Some Call Them Disabilities, But For Others They Are Gifts A Voiceless Child Painting Visions Of Death A Killer With A Deadly Message Plagued By A Burden Of Guilt A Priestess Divinely Empowered To Absorb Others Pain A Soldier Fighting For Courage In The Face Of Fear A Broken Warrior Priest On A Mission Of Vengeance A Thief Desperate To Escape The Burden Of His Memories Betrayed By Mind Or Body, These People Struggle To Survive In A Grim World That Takes No Pity On The Weak Yet They Will Discover That They Are Simply Different, Not Damaged

10 thoughts on “Different, Not Damaged

  1. says:

    Hands down one of the best books I have ever read 5 badass stars for Strength and Courage This is my first book by Andy Peloquin and it will definitely NOT be my last.It was recommended to me in the Indie Fantasy Addicts FB group, during my search for broken hero books and now I regret not knowing about it sooner Because it was exceptional Why exactly you are asking I really don t know if I ll be able to properly explain.But I ll give it my best shot so, let s get started Different, Not Damaged Hands down one of the best books I have ever read 5 badass stars for Strength and Courage This is my first book by Andy Peloquin and it will definitely NOT be my last.It was recommended to me in the Indie Fantasy Addicts FB group, during my search for broken hero books and now I regret not knowing about it sooner Because it was exceptional Why exactly you are asking I really don t know if I ll be able to properly explain.But I ll give it my best shot so, let s get started Different, Not Damaged is a collection of short stories taking place in the world of Voramis A fantasy world that is surprisingly like our own in certain aspects and completely different in others A cruel world where life is cheap, while blood and pain abound.All the stories have something in common Broken heroes Disabled individuals suffering from different impairments or mental disorders And their purpose is beautifully explained by the author himself in the forewordThat s the purpose of this collection of stories to showcase physical, emotional, mental, and neurological disorders through a fantasy lens and bring them to light By reading these short stories, you can understandabout what it means to live with these disabilities.Everything in this book is real Sure, the stories are fantastical it s fantasy after all , but the emotions, the feelings, the impairments and limitations are all based on the experiences of real life people They ve allowed me to use their stories to showcase what it means to live with disorders our bodies, minds or psyches may not be the same as yours, but that only makes us different, not damagedIn Strength and Courage we get to feel the anguish of a soldier fighting for courage in the face of fear.In Paint a Black Picture we get to experience the frustration of a voiceless child painting visions of death The Goddess Gift gives us the inner torment of a priestess divinely empowered to absorb others painAnd At Any Cost will make you feel the guilt of a thief desperate to escape the burden of his memoriesTwo bonus stories are also included A Life for a Life where you will meet a killer with a deadly message plagued by a burden of guilt the feared Hunter of Voramis Here you will have to stop and wonder who the real bad guy is.And The Path of Vengeance where a broken warrior priest on a mission of vengeance will make you realize the futility of an obsession.Each of the stories is grim, dark, bloody, heartbreaking and with a compelling message And that is not all It get s better Because of the particular way in which they are told, they are bound to leave a mark Andy Peloquin is a brilliant writer His deep insight into human nature, as well as profound knowledge of disabilities are accompanied by a perfectly flowing prose and exquisitely gory scenes Fully fleshed characters having to make downright brutal choices in different yet equally compelling situations, turn this little short story collection into a compelling read.Especially due to the callousness of the world Andy describes, because it strongly resonates with the reality we all face.Dark, bloody, grim and gritty, this is not a book for the faint of heart, It is one for those of us who are not afraid to look inside It is a shout for humanity to behumane An eye opener for those who have failed to see Different, not damaged take note, remember, accept and understand This author has my full respect and admiration for his brilliant way of making us see the darker side of human nature through the filter of kick ass fantasy Different, Not Damaged is a must read people Find this review andon my book review and cover art blog The Magic Book Corner

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    Different but not damaged We all have some kind of weakness that make us who we are whether we accept it and soldier on or not is entirely up to us Different doesn t necessarily mean bad and in Andy Peloquin s anthology of stories, his characters show us exactly just that the differences in his characters are what makes them who they are.Set in the fantastical world of Voramis, Different, Not Damaged tells individual stories of characters who has some kind of crippling factor to them eith Different but not damaged We all have some kind of weakness that make us who we are whether we accept it and soldier on or not is entirely up to us Different doesn t necessarily mean bad and in Andy Peloquin s anthology of stories, his characters show us exactly just that the differences in his characters are what makes them who they are.Set in the fantastical world of Voramis, Different, Not Damaged tells individual stories of characters who has some kind of crippling factor to them either in body or mind Some characters were born that way while a few became that way Each of the stories are heartbreaking yet inspiring and Andy s brilliant talent of transferring you into his world makes you understand his characters just a bit .Although each story is slightly different, there is a common element to them If you ve read any of Andy s Hunter or Thieves novels you ll find Different, Not Damaged a nod to those stories Andy s words as usual are engaging and smart and transcend you back into the days of struggle, fight, and redemption There is a young woman warrior who recovers from a devastating attack only to find out her plot for revenge was all for naught, and that the journey, rather than the act should have been her main focus all along And then another story of how a healer can t escape her borrowed pain due to a faction from her past So many unusual stories filled with personal growth and realizations.Thank you, Andy for the ARC of Different, Not Damaged

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    This book is full of emotion Some strong and dark, some just strong But in all case s, each is deeply compelling.I was given this book as a gift by the author I am writing this review as my way of saying thank you Each story attempts to convey the thoughts and feelings of those who think differently Showing how they see everything around them The daily issues they face are depicted in these stories that are created in a fantasy world Each story has different origins but each has been wri This book is full of emotion Some strong and dark, some just strong But in all case s, each is deeply compelling.I was given this book as a gift by the author I am writing this review as my way of saying thank you Each story attempts to convey the thoughts and feelings of those who think differently Showing how they see everything around them The daily issues they face are depicted in these stories that are created in a fantasy world Each story has different origins but each has been written as if they are part of a place unlike our own a place called Voramis Each story builds itself around the country of Voramis, where life is far cheaper and those who are not the same aredifficult to adjust to, in a society which doesn t take much notice of those who are, in effect, different.At first I found these stories painful to read at least the first few were But gradually as I let the stories flow over me, I realised that they were extremely well written each bringing me, via fantasy, into another way of seeing reality Each story opening up avenues into worlds I had little experience of Each story testing me in a way Testing my ability to accept what was different but not damaged I found myself very deeply moved by each story in this book each encounter with the different I wonder how these stories will affect you

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    Different, Not Damaged is a series of six stories set in the fictional world of Voramis They re about people trying to overcome, or at least come to terms with, the hardships of their lives Some make great sacrifices Others learn lessons along the way The first four arelike vignettes and the last two are a little fuller,like prequels All were very moving and worth the read For those who want to know This one has graphic violence and gore.

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    Andy Peloquin explores the experiences of people with psychological, mental and emotional disorders through the lens of dark fantasy how they live, and how they are impacted by their disabilities Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD tale Magazine Andy Peloquin explores the experiences of people with psychological, mental and emotional disorders through the lens of dark fantasy how they live, and how they are impacted by their disabilities Read full review in the 2018 February issue of InD tale Magazine

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    5 starsWow Such a wonderful idea for a book At first I honestly thought it was a strange idea However, after starting it I realized that this is truly a great read As someone with disabilities, THIS book just makes sense.All of the stories focus on a different disability but puts the characters in a dark fantasy setting Set in the fantasy world of Voramis, each of the main characters are tragic heroes with super abilities Each of these characters abilities go with the disability they hav 5 starsWow Such a wonderful idea for a book At first I honestly thought it was a strange idea However, after starting it I realized that this is truly a great read As someone with disabilities, THIS book just makes sense.All of the stories focus on a different disability but puts the characters in a dark fantasy setting Set in the fantasy world of Voramis, each of the main characters are tragic heroes with super abilities Each of these characters abilities go with the disability they have All of the characters have difficulties functioning for one reason or another in their harsh world They overcome hardships and or come to terms with their abilities disabilities in their own ways These stories bring to light different disabilities without over glorifying them or being demeaning.All of the short stories in this book are well written and flow perfectly The grammar and writing style is easy to follow and very well done The characters are amazing and well developed I think Andy Peloquin is my hero

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    This set of short stories comes with an unusual premise what if mental health issues, as we understand them today, came with a corresponding gift I met the author at InDScribe in 2018, and was immediately intrigued by this concept.Each story has a different plot, but all are set in author Andy Peloquin s fictional world of Voramis Using dark fantasy, Peloquin gives us a different way to think about dementia, autism, empathy, and PTSD among other things.The characters are all well drawn, thr This set of short stories comes with an unusual premise what if mental health issues, as we understand them today, came with a corresponding gift I met the author at InDScribe in 2018, and was immediately intrigued by this concept.Each story has a different plot, but all are set in author Andy Peloquin s fictional world of Voramis Using dark fantasy, Peloquin gives us a different way to think about dementia, autism, empathy, and PTSD among other things.The characters are all well drawn, three dimensional people whom you could imagine as neighbors despite the fantastic setting Peloquin deals with the mental and physical health issues of his characters in a way that is both sensitive and realistic.Recommended for fans of dark fantasy

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    In this collection of stories, Andy has come up with various tales set in his fictional Voramis, each dealing with a different type of disability.I found all of the stories very engaging Well worth a read I fully recommend it to any who have read his books concerning the Hunter of Voramis indeed, even if you haven t.

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    I chose this book because a friend of mine thought it was really great I have worked with people who have different abilities for many years I looked forward to reading a book which would bring forth these people in a positive light I would say that this book fulfilled my hope about 75% of the way or maybe less Some stories do show people who are different in a positive light In the positive stories, the people were shown to overcome life s challenges with dignity Some of these stories dep I chose this book because a friend of mine thought it was really great I have worked with people who have different abilities for many years I looked forward to reading a book which would bring forth these people in a positive light I would say that this book fulfilled my hope about 75% of the way or maybe less Some stories do show people who are different in a positive light In the positive stories, the people were shown to overcome life s challenges with dignity Some of these stories depicted the people with different abilities as victims in such a way that I was disappointed Even so, even the victim stories made me pause to think It is true that sometimes, these people do wind up being victims so perhaps those less positive stories were a representation of reality.A great thing about this book is that each story took place within the same world The culture of that world remained consistent between stories Each character allowed me to see a different perspective of that world.My friend warned me that I might not like this book because it has quite a lot of violence in it She was correct that in some places, I found the violence disturbing This would be important for some people to keep in mind.I thought that the narration of the audio book done by David P Dobrev was excellently done His annunciation was clear He brought life to the many different characters by using many different voices and accents

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    I listened to this audio book because one of my friends who reviewed the book said it was great This friend of mine has experience in the world of special needs people Since I have been working with people who have various different challenges for over twenty years, I thought this book was worth looking at I hoped to find a book which would contain stories where the people would be presented with their strengths in mind I was partially disappointed.I found that some of the people featured in I listened to this audio book because one of my friends who reviewed the book said it was great This friend of mine has experience in the world of special needs people Since I have been working with people who have various different challenges for over twenty years, I thought this book was worth looking at I hoped to find a book which would contain stories where the people would be presented with their strengths in mind I was partially disappointed.I found that some of the people featured in these stories showed people with different abilities in a good light These characters were people who overcame their challenges and even made their challenges into gifts Some of these stories showed the people as victims These were the stories that I liked less However, it is true that sometimes people who are different do become victims Even the stories I liked less had good moral lessons to them and made me take some time to think.Each story took place in the same world The author, Andy Peloquin did an excellent job of letting each character featured in the stories show that world from a different perspective.My friend warned me that I might not like this book due to the violence in it It is true that the violence was in some places disturbing to me

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