book reviews

The Sword to Unite by Peter Hopkins (Book Review #196)

This review was kindly requested by the author, Peter Hopkins. The Sword to Unite is a fantasy novel written about a man named Cedric. He is the Lord of Orford and he suffers from dark visions and omens. When a tome is stolen he makes all efforts to find it and on the way, uncovers some truth behind his own past and reason. There is an ancient prophecy and Azrael, the wraith of corruption has returned. Just like any fantasy book, you []

Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers by Garth Laidlaw (Book Review #202)

This review was kindly requested by Garth Laidlaw  Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers is a children’s book written about a town named Candleton. Ironically it is lit by candles hence, the name. There is this little ten-year-old girl named, Sayni. She has a compass and has been told by the elders in her town that if she uses it correctly, the compass will guide her through her life. She normally walks around collecting things for her compass and some days, she fails []

The Alchemist

The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. Originally written in []

Vikings by Michael J. Stewart (Book Review #207)

This review was kindly requested by Lean Stone Book Club. Vikings is a book writing about the history, mythology, and the Rune Stones of these well know pirate raids. It begins with explaining where the word ‘Viking’ originates from and how it all started. These raiders and plunders sure did have a life of their own and I was happy to read and learn more about them. My knowledge about these people was, to be honest, limited. However, after reading this book, []

Black Gold by Augustine Sam (Book Review #193)

This review was kindly requested by Augustine Sam Black Gold is a thriller romance written about an interracial couple that are in love and marry after graduating, with first class degrees. Jessica is white and into Economics. Femi is black and into Chemistry. Femi ends up landing a really good job. They fly to see if the job is suitable and soon find out that Femi’s boss is potentially wrecking their marriage. Being chief of staff to a corrupt minister is not []