The Broken

The Broken

by: Joseph HJ Leach

198 pages
140mm x 216mm
ISBN: 9781725256484
Publish date: 2.12.2019

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When the paths of a broken Australian soldier and a cursed medieval village cross, the stage is set for a conflict with disastrous consequences for all involved, or, just perhaps, for healing and reconciliation that few believed possible.

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Joseph HJ Leach

About the author

Joseph Leach gained his PhD as part of a NASA guest investigation into the Martian polar ice caps. He has worked as an Air Force intelligence officer, a government research scientist and a university lecturer. In 2015, he retired from the University of Melbourne to concentrate on his writing and ministry. Joseph is an ordained deacon of the Catholic Church and is currently appointed to St. Roch’s Parish in Glen Iris. He has three grown sons and two daughters-in-law, and lives with his wife and very old dog in the south east of Melbourne.


  1. Deacon Gary Stone

    Joe Leach shows great insight into the traumas and ongoing life experiences of our veterans in this fascinating tale. He does so in a confronting but compassionate way, linking real life challenges with a fantasy genre that gives insight and understanding to how we can live happier and more wholesome lives.

  2. Michael McGirr

    The Broken is a gentle fantasy, enlivened by faith, wisdom and compassion. It is a story of pain in which love and forgiveness are the real heroes. Joseph Leach writes beautifully about the gift of healing. His book is a balm.

  3. Kerry Greenwood

    A wonderfully clever book with a brilliant ending and inspiring characters.

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