Rising Wind: The Weeping God and the Book of Hope

(Book 3 of 3 Rising Wind Series)

Fiction - Action
218 Pages
Reviewed on 06/05/2021
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Author Biography

Diane Olsen is the prolific writer and award-winning author of her debut book titled; "Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion," a Bronze Medal Winner awarded by "Christian Illumination Book Awards."
Her new project is The Rising Wind Series, with book one released titled "The Thunder Beings" in 2018. Book two was released in May of 2021 titled "Ice and Bone" & "The Weeping God & The Book of Hope." The series is based and adapted from an original screenplay Diane wrote several years ago; she has written it within a three-part book series for her readers and fans to enjoy. It is an excellent multi-cultural light Christian-themed action-adventure mystery thrill ride like no other book series.

Diane was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado; she resides in Kennewick, Washington. Diane is an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, & Paleontology.

She has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls (doggies), "Ladybug and Charlie," along with two ancient "retired" Zebra finches, one African Black-footed Cat.

She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades. She enjoys writing, reading good books, spending time with her grandkids, and cooking. A few of her favorite books are 'The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.'

    Book Review

Reviewed by Scott Cahan for Readers' Favorite

The Weeping God and the Book of Hope is part three in the Rising Wind series by Diane Olsen. This book is actually a prequel to the first two books, so it's not necessary to have read those first. The two lead characters, Sage Dalton and L.W., are the parents of the main character in the other Rising Wind books. Although the characters are different and it is set in an earlier time period, the tone of the book is very similar. This time they discover an ancient text in a Mexican desert tomb that leads Sage, L.W., and a group of fellow explorers to Tibet where they find themselves in the middle of a war. Even with danger at every turn, they still manage to discover secret caves that lead them toward an elusive yet powerful Book of Hope.

The Weeping God and the Book of Hope, just like the other books in Diane Olsen’s series, combine three strong story elements to make for a fun, exciting, and educational read. First, and foremost, her books have a superb cast of characters that readers can easily relate to. They care about each other, work together to achieve a common goal, laugh together, and cry together. Second, her stories revolve around rare ancient discoveries found all around the world. Much like the great Indiana Jones films, each new discovery comes with an element of danger. Sometimes the danger comes from a person or an organization that wants to keep the discovery for themselves, or the danger comes from the object itself, or sometimes it’s a little of both. The third common theme is an embracing of all world religions. Religion is somehow intertwined with each rare find that the characters make. I appreciate the way Ms. Olsen always characterizes the religious elements in her stories in a positive light, as the hope of mankind rather than the way most works of fiction portray religion in a negative sense as mankind’s biggest problem. This book is a fun read filled with colorful characters and lots of action. I recommend it for fans of character-driven adventure who like to learn about science, ancient civilizations, and world religions along the way.