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*As Featured in The Best African Fiction of 2013 - The Guardian Newspaper UK*

What if an ancient race responsible for throwing shadows on time's dawn bequeaths one family with a legacy so powerful it could end all existence as we know it? What if the darkest and most primeval power in the universe seeks that heirloom for itself? What if the family has little clu
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Kindle Edition, Launch edition, 831 pages
Published November 10th 2013
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Dec 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
The writing is so stilted I could not get past the first two chapters. Once the author started giving us info dumps as dialogue to introduce characters, I had enough. Too much long winded description, too little plot development.
Chameleon
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Ages
Recommended to Chameleon by: Friend
Children of Saba was a majestic read. Every attention was completely immersed into this book - so much so that which every turn of the page I became more attached.

The author, N.K. Read, composed a very well-written book with Children of Saba. The plot is dynamic and intense throughout. The way the African settings were described were very detail-oriented and rich. You can tell that the author has first hand experience of not only being there, but had a deep understanding of its vitality. It rea
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Carol White
May 27, 2015 rated it liked it
First historical fantasy of kenyan author. 2 present day Nairobi twins are whisked back in time to participate in a historic battle of good and evil with the Queen of Sheba in earliest civilization of black africa, due to their tribal legacy and bloodlines dating back to those times. The story is engrossing, the cultural information along the way is interesting. The book needed a better proof. Typos throughout. Would make a fun movie.
Andrew
This turned out to be a very enjoyable novel set in Ancient Axum and the Empire of Sheba (Saba). I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
Jamie Olson
Jul 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
If I could give this book zero stars I would. The writing was horrid, and the editing was not done well. Do not waste your time!
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Children of Saba - Best African Fiction 2013 1 3 Feb 08, 2014 04:14PM  
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Born and bred in Kenya, and now living between Nairobi and Sydney, Australia, N.K Read is a storyteller and journalist who has written for several publications and news outlets including the Kenya Television Network, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian UK as well as directed three documentary films, two of which played across cinemas in Australia. Other than a great coffee, what gets her up ...more
“This epic is a humble appeal to this great continent, Africa: May we reclaim our rich and resplendent narrative; our foundation, our voice, our magnitude, our honour, our pride, our wisdom, our traditions, our past, our exceptional uniqueness, our failings, our triumphs and finally when all is said and done, our glory.” 1 likes
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