The City of Terror

159727615_bea63315fa_bJohn had become separated from his mother as they walked along the Quays, when the battleship had started blowing up the buildings along the Liffey. He had spent the day looking for his mother but darkness had fallen. He took a turn at Parnell Square and then saw a horrific sight he never would have imagined. Dublin was burning. John looked desperately for shelter and saw that Nelson’s Pillar had not been touched by bombs or fire. He ran barefoot up the steps of the huge pillar and clung onto the statue of Admiral Nelson. The statue was made of granite and was constructed to celebrate Admiral Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar and seemed to sparkle in the night. John covered his eyes from the heat of the fire. His ragged shirt blowing in the wind. A sheet of flames rushed towards John, blown down O`Conell Street by a strong wind from the Liffey. The height of the pillar protected him as the flames passed below. Orange and red flames rose into the sky. Dublin city centre was in a blanket of fire. The centre was a growing inferno and blazing fiercely. Patches of fire dotted the skyline as the Volunteer posts around the city were overcome. John was safe as he clung onto the granite statue while his city burned. He prayed that his family was safe and that they would find him soon.

(An Excerpt from Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom gabrielwoods.amazon.com)

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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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