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The Vision of a Blind King
When I first started reading I must admit I was a bit confused as to the jumping around between the present day and the past. And then as the story progressed I got so caught up in the action that it just flowed naturally. The story has so many twists and turns that you turn the pages avidly wanting to know what happens next.
There are Christian teachings throughout the book but in no way does it preach at you. What the story does is present to you a telling description of society in the past and today and how in so many ways through so much technological change people themselves haven’t changed, so we are still fighting the same evils as where fought thousands of years ago. It is a story of how power and greed can rule some peoples lives until that is all they can think of, and yet others are ruled by love and kindness, loyalty and sacrifice, and you can see the difference in happiness and contentment in their lives. There are drawings throughout the book, yet this is by no means a children’s book it would be for those from teens upwards who like adventure and mystery and although this has a happy for now ending, there is still much that is unresolved so I would hope that there are more books to come, and when they are published I will be reading them.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
This is the story of Melenoc, a very power hungry man with a particularly uncommon fear of death; a toxic combination of emotions that ultimately drive him into an unending quest for immortality. As he digs deeper it becomes obvious that he will stop at nothing to achieve this goal, even to the point of crossing lines that may compromise the security and well being of a whole kingdom.
It is a tale that pits good against evil, taking us deep into an ancient African society where the survival of the same kingdom will come to rest on the shoulders of another individual; a General who must rise above personal trauma and self doubts, and find a way to pull a nation away from the edge.
As powerful forces collide and the struggle intensifies, unexpected turns and twists will catapult the plot into a four thousand year journey that spills over into the contemporary age; from the rugged camp of a bitter African rebel leader to the concrete jungles of Los Angeles, spawning characters who have no idea that their lives are being affected by a four thousand year old quest.
- Title: The Vision of a Blind King
- Author: Ako Eyong
- E-book: 353 pages
- Publisher: Ako Eyong
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I received a complimentary copy of The Vision of a Blind King in exchange for an honest review.