It’s the first Sunday of the month and I’m here to share what I’ll be reviewing this November. As some of you have probably noticed: I’ve already posted one review on Friday. However, there are two more books I plan to talk with you about. But first: the one I’ve already reviewed is…
The Warrior’s Path – Tales of Gorania, Book 1
Author: Karim Soliman
Themes & Genres: Dark Fantasy, war
A true warrior never stains his hands with the blood of an innocent.
Forced to slay his father to avoid committing atrocities of war, Masolon flees the justice of his clansmen, through the madness of the haunted desert, to the fabled lands of Gorania—a journey he survives with his body, but not with his mind.
Tormented by the guilt of his sin, Masolon seeks redemption through the war he wages against the tyranny of lords and the savagery of outlaws.
As enemies and false friends close in from all sides, Masolon must discover if it’s possible to find peace in Gorania for his restless heart…while following the bloody path of a warrior.
And now, for the reviews to come.
Perfume Island – Magali Rousseau, Book 2*
Author: Curtis Bausse
Themes & Genres: Mystery, crime
People come out here, they do things they wouldn’t do back home…
All they wanted was a quiet evening together. Then came the phone call. And a chain of events which would take Magali Rousseau into the sinister heart of the tropical island of Mayotte. Where a gloss of beauty hides a tangle of contradictions and fears. Where the scent of perfume covers the stench of poverty. And where Magali goes on a perilous search for the truth.
In 2011, Mayotte became France’s 101st department. Generosity? Or the cynical occupation of a colony? Perfume Island – a mystery story where the setting itself is a mystery. A geopolitical oddity seething with tension. A wonderland waiting to explode.
And everyone is paying the price.
Date of my review: Sunday, November 12
*Note: While this is Book 2, it can be read as a standalone and you don’t have to read Book 1 first as it covers another mystery.
Identity Revealed – Tue-Rah Chronicles, Book 1
Author: J.M. Butler
Themes & Genres: Epic Fantasy, Romance
What if you prepared for the wrong destiny?
Before her sixth birthday, Inale had two names. After being rescued from Naatos, a shapeshifting warlord, she is named Amelia, so that she can hide on Earth until the restoration of the interdimensional portals that join the worlds. Amelia dedicated her life to her prophetic destiny. Though called to end Naatos and his brothers’ march of terror across the thirty-six worlds, she is also a blood child, born under a devastating curse. When she finally returns home to face Naatos, she discovers that all of her training has been to no avail.
Outmatched and outflanked with a curse that’s set to destroy her life and erase her identity, Amelia must fight to save her world and what little hope of a future she has left while preparing for the destiny she must actually fulfill.
Date of my review: Sunday, November 19
This seems to be all for now! I have two more books on my To Read Soon list, but their reviews will be up in December.