Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.Haven Irena Dante, seventeen, struggles with a dysfunctional family. Her workaholic father is never there, but his absence is filled by a loving mother harboring the secret and mysterious past of their family. The Dantes are inheritors of a centuries old legacy stretching back to Dante Alighieri himself.Librarian's Note: an alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.Haven Irena Dante, seventeen, struggles with a dysfunctional family. Her workaholic father is never there, but his absence is filled by a loving mother harboring the secret and mysterious past of their family. The Dantes are inheritors of a centuries old legacy stretching back to Dante Alighieri himself. They fight to contain the nine circles of hell described in the classic literature "Dante's Inferno."Today, the nine circles have infiltrated the world at every level, operating as a secret society known as "The Aristocracy." The only thing stopping The Aristocracy from world domination is the Dante family line.And now its Haven's turn to carry that torch.Combining literary fiction with fantasy, this action-packed young adult adventure races through dimensions of paranormal, science fiction, and the supernatural of the afterlife....
|Title||:||Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe|
|Number of Pages||:||410 Pages|
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Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe Reviews
Epic and grand in context. I may be biased because my husband wrote it but trust me, it is an AWESOME read! I'm sure you'll love it!
“Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe” by Leonardo Ramirez is a magical and heroic contemporary fantasy tale about the battle between good and evil on earth.The prologue introduces the realms of hell and its portals to the upper world in a short piece set in the early 14th century. Ramirez uses a fantastic blend of classic images and myths about hell by calling it Hades and giving it Satyrs but also adding the rod of Moses (see title) and a purgatory realm. In the midst of it all is Dante Aligheri, the founding father of the Dante family, who successfully fights evil and whose descendants will do so as well. A great set up for the classic fantasy side to the story, told in an authoritative and strong voice that echoes the looming dangers and demonic darkness that will run as continuous threat throughout the book. Moving to contemporary times we meet the hero of our story, Haven of Dante, a young woman whose father Robert is the founder of Dante Technologies. The company has just developed a sensational new invention that some fear may be mis-used if falling into the wrong hands. The Chinese are interested to invest, but can they be trusted? Can Harry, second in command, be trusted either?Haven is a wonderful hero, written with just the right blend of vulnerability and strength to make her extremely likeable but also believable as the heroine of this tale. The story has several sub plots, such as Haven’s friend Sol who has an abusive father and comes to stay with the family. The enemies of the family are the Aristocracy, a demonic society who have infiltrated earth and who use weak humans as vessels to destroy humanity. When Robert disappears it falls to Haven to take on the family tradition to defend earth.This book is just the beginning of Haven’s journey; there is a promise for a sequel towards the end. The book is well edited, timely paced and full of suspense and action. With a heroine like Haven this well written adventure story seems aimed at young adults but the multiple fantasy elements should make this book appealing to a much wider audience.
Great fantasy novel, just a bit too religious for me.After having read this fantasy novel I must say I was pleasantly surprised and annoyed at the same time.Why? Well, the fantasy elements were very well done by this author which made it a great read, but there are some hiccups in names (mixed up at some scenes. Haven becomes Sol, Soledad becomes another name, all of that threw me out of the story). And then there are other continuity issues that were solved by ‘miracles’.I guess that’s where my annoyance comes in play, because the miracles and explanations of certain things lean heavily on biblical references and, as you all might know, I don’t ‘do’ religion, and rarely ever read or enjoy books that are very much based on faith.So, however great the fantasy elements are in Haven of Dante, because of the prominent religious elements this book isn’t one I’d read again.
Haven of Dante is an epic tale of the struggle between good and evil. Aimed at the young adult market, it effectively re-tells Dante's Inferno in a contemporary setting. The prologue which is set in the year 1306 and which is very atmospheric and almost biblical in tone, brilliantly sets the scene by providing the reader with enough of the back story between the Dante family and their adversaries to enable them to fully appreciate the scope of what is to come and I was definitely hooked and wanted more.I was pleasantly surprised when the story then switched to the heroine, Haven whose lifestyle and impressive array of gadgets, courtesy of the family business are guaranteed to captivate the teen audience. Haven is a complex and sassy heroine who because of the life experiences that she goes through definitely has more than a hint of vulnerability about her and again, I am sure that younger audiences will identify with her.The story is very complex and stunningly visual throughout. I thought Haven's relationship with both of her parents was credible and I loved the whole array of satyrs and demons and was completely comfortable in the realm of Hell which is my second home anyway and liked the inclusion of Cerberus (Read my novel Granny Irene's Guide to the Afterlife - Revenge Part 1!!!)I have only two niggles with the story, firstly I felt the scenes involving the Virgilian Order slowed the plot down and I think that maybe, the author has thrown just a little too much into the mix for one book. I would have liked less characters and a leaner storyline.I know the author is planning a series and I am sure that as it develops sub plots/characters will be more fully developed. I was also a little uncomfortable with Haven's assault because whilst it was very sensitively written and I fully understand why the author included it and he does deal with it as the book progresses, I felt that the scene warranted more of a reaction from her in the IMMEDIATE aftermath as it seemed to me that it was somewhat glossed over.All in all though, this is an epic tale with a strong female lead that is guaranteed to have fantasy lovers of all ages completely spellbound.You will find me at www.ingridhall.com
It’s not a bad story nor is it great. I’m finding out this fantasy thing isn’t my gig. There are too many characters and in the pursuit of solid suspense and tension pulling the reader along, it gets dashed with the continuing adding of new characters and changing scenes and scenarios that I found myself at a loss as the main story line became lost and dilluted. I also notice, for whatever reason, authors in this genre continually inundate the reader with name tags even when the scene only has two characters. Why? For me it is a major distraction. Three Stars
Tag along with Haven on an escapade of a life time! The Dante dynasty is preventing The Aristocracy from taking control of the world. The Aristocracy is functioning as a covert social order, and has encroached on the world at all ends. 17 year old Haven is just a teenager trying to cope with her messed up family. She soon finds out that her mom has been hiding obscure secrets about their family history. Battling the 9 circles of hell like in the classic writings “Dante’s Inferno” the Dante family is successors of a time gone by, ancient heritage, and extending back to the infamous Dante Alighieri himself. This exciting fiction deals with spiritual folklore as well as a blend of fundamental fantasy and sci-fi. Leonardo Ramirez has whirled an alluring story of suspense action and adventure. Entertaining and quick stridden ‘Haven of Dante’ will have you all consumed until the end.
Leonardo Ramirez's Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moishe is a very unusual book. Part sci-fi, part religious fiction, and part high fantasy, the story takes may twists and turns.The Dante family's epic history falls to Haven Dante who must save the world from the creatures of the 9 levels of hell. Full of danger, the dead-beat (in personality) dad is irritating and horrible enough that you want to report him to CPS.The one drawback of the book is that each chapter feels more like a separate book. Sometimes, a chapter based largely in the distant past is followed by one based far into the future and it left me feeling a little discombobulated.Still though, Haven of Dante is definitely a read if you are looking for something different.
I always enjoy stories of strong female protagonist such as Haven in Haven of Dante: The Staff of Moshe by Leonardo Ramirez. This seventeen-year-old martial arts expert despises her father for ignoring his family and preferring work to spending time at home. When her mother is killed, Haven is thrust into a series of trials as she discoveries herself and her family's legacy of fighting evil and preserving the world.I loved the originality of the paranormal thriller, though I found a few of Haven's trials underdeveloped. Or perhaps I just wanted more. The past is fast and makes for a quick read. Great lessons for anyone.
This book is a great read!
An entertaining, fairly quick read.