Novel Inspires Hope for Bullied, Transformation for Bullies

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Chuck Rizer announces release of new fantasy adventure "Downwind of Thunder."

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Chuck Rizer weaves a story of hope and strength in the face of great odds in his new fiction novel, “Downwind of Thunder” (published by Trafford Publishing). First of the Devriym series, this story follows one young hero’s exciting and edifying journey to restoration as bullies and the bullied learn to live in harmony.

After being taunted by bullies, Henry sustains a concussion and finds himself in the land of Devriym as a Meeka. Confronted by the Lord of Lights, he is commissioned to lead the tiny band of Meekas out of oppression. Trusting Ruaq, who gave them helpers along their journey, they overcame adversity to reach the Valley of Lights and their long-lost gift of flight. Henry returns to the world of people, transformed. Now, the chief bully is faced with a life-changing decision.

“Adults as well as children are bullied across the nation and the world. We need the encouragement that can be embraced,” Rizer shares. “‘Downwind of Thunder’ inspires courageous hope for those bullied and transformation for bullies.”

Tackling a topic of current and broad interest, Rizer, through his adventure tale, imparts to readers a lesson: “By trusting in the Lord of eternity, they will be transformed to people with courageous hope and compassionate leadership.”

“Downwind of Thunder”
By Chuck Rizer
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781490776606
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 276 pages | ISBN 9781490776590
E-Book | 276 pages | ISBN 9781490776613
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
As a child, Chuck Rizer lived around the world with his career military father, mother and sisters. Along the way, he experienced a variety of cultures, geography and people. Some of the characters were kind and supportive, others were cruel and self-serving, but all of them made an impact on his soul. Early in life, he learned of the Christian faith, which inspired him to follow Jesus Christ and embrace his love. As a youth, Rizer wanted to be a farmer then a horticulture teacher but eventually was called to full-time ministry. As an ordained minister, he served 21 years as an active duty army chaplain. He now makes his home in San Antonio, Texas, and continues to use his energies to stir within the hearts of people a passion for God and holy living.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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