Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Book Review of The First Five Days

Book Blurb

When Yosi Sint ascends the military throne of Lionea, he immediately knows that his life is in danger; as all who held the position before him died under mysterious circumstances that could only have been as a result of Dark Arts. Within the first five days of his rule, before he can begin to understand the treacherous schemes at play, those who lurk in the shadows set into motion a whirlpool of events that leave all who are caught within struggling for dear
life… An inopportune time indeed; for the beast to the North, a nation bent on subduing the might of Lionea, stands poised to invade and finish what they started eleven years ago.
In this medieval world of intrigue and peril, there’s no telling who will live or die…

My Review

Lies, conceit, deception are imbibed in the story and it kind of gives the story an extra edge over other book in this genre. The best part in the story was its quick pace and the idea of the story.

Historical fiction along with black magic, sorcery against an empire to kill the Royals at will. All of the royals who are killed in the story have committed suicide under mysterious circumstances.

How can every member of the royal family commit suicide and who is behind the ordeal?

A cloud of doubt and mistrust engulfs the story and this kept me turning the pages of the book, with the curiosity of what lies ahead in the story and what new twist the story has to offer.

And believe me the twists and turns didn’t fail and at times I wasn’t sure where the story was leading to. But in the end it all made sense and the author revealed the bigger picture. Hat’s off to the author for carving out such an incredible piece of story and taking me to an imaginary world that felt more real than imaginary.

Read more about the book at Online Book Club

About the author

John is a practicing electrical engineer who spends his spare time programming and philosophizing. Earthly woes, which his sharp mind made him aware of at a young age, drove him into the arms of fiction as it was his only escape route for many years. It therefore comes as no surprise that he has now partnered up to create the unique world of Lionea; a world in which his complex mind finds utmost expression. Archie is a practicing chemical engineer and is also a graduate student at Columbia University. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about global history: from the time of the gorgons and dinosaurs to the reign of the Romans, Dark Ages, Japanese Shogunate, Bantu Migration, Scramble for Africa, the World Wars e.t.c. In addition, he enjoys travelling to exotic corners of the globe and spending time with his dog, Nancy. Co-creating a peril-filled world such as Lionea is a direct result of the copious information and imagination in his large head!

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