Excerpt Page 67
“It is not an easy thing to question one’s purpose; to throw yourself into uncertainty, and live each moment with barely an inkling of what comes next. But it’s even worse if you are born into a destiny, if you have only ever known one truth. For the strongest truths often have the deepest secrets.”
Be it born to darkness and sacrifice,
or be it raised amidst love and hope;
for those who dwell under light and freedom,
and those who are shackled to ways preordained,
the cruellest curses stem from our greatest blessings.
And yet some are cursed, so that others may be blessed.
Kamau is born to a people who repress all emotion, but his first experience of grief shakes the foundations of all his beliefs. It thrusts him on a journey for answers, and ultimately pits him and a few unexpected companions against an ageless power.
From the first few chapters which Jude sent my way, I was bowled over by the story, Jude’s poetic use of language, his wonderful world-building and his charming and conflicted characters in whom I quickly became so invested…
As a reader, you feel your connection with the characters growing as you read on and begin to understand them and their lives better. The plot was something I truly enjoyed. I am not a big fan of fantasy or anything that isn’t set in the real world. I’m starting to think that maybe I just hadn’t found something that was the right fit for me because this book really took my breath away.
The world-building in this novel is some of the best. Look for African mythology, gods and goddesses, and the ultimate fight for good over evil. The author’s imagery is rich and detailed, placing you right in the middle of the action. The dialogue is engaging and the characters draw you into the story. There were even some surprises I never saw coming…
“This is a great adventure with lots of excitement and action. Its African setting and interesting mythological components make this an extraordinary read.”
I loved the story and it touched my heart. This is the first book in the series that has aroused my curiosity. I hope that in the next series I will find the answers to my questions.
The magic is all around us
“What do you see in this window?” she asked.
“A goddess hiding all the answers.”