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The Ivory Staff

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Samiyah, a young peasant on a quest to find love and honor, wins a chance to attend the royal ball. Beyond her wildest dreams, she finds herself dancing in the arms of Prince Chad, heir to the throne.

As there brews a violent struggle between the brutal ruling-class and the oppressed peasantry, Chad and Samiyah’s growing, talk-of-the-town love spawns whispers of bloody upr
Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published October 23rd 2015 by Library Tales Publishing
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Norm Goldman
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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M. Lachi's The Ivory Staff is an intriguing blend of a literary dark fairy tale that plumbs great depths encompassing political intrigue, tragedy, fratricide, corruption, ethnic cleansing, and class distinction. It is also a story of the power of love in the face of the most daunting of circumstances and obstacles.

The setting of the narrative is the make-believe island of Mutarobi on the Gulf of Gabes in the western arm of the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of the Tunisian Kerkennah Islands and sa
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took too long to get to the dark

Overall 3 out of 5 stars
Performance 3 out of 5 stars
Story 3 out of 5 stars

Lost. Confused. Then just down right frustrated. The Ivory Staff was filled with some interesting characters, secrets, lies, deception, and then there was the forbidden. The forbidden was what lured me in. Okay that is partial true. The idea of a dark fairy tale lured me in. For me things were slow.

The narrator did the job necessary to provide a vivid picture.
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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In The Ivory Staff, fifteen-year-old Maliko is snooping around in the forbidden room. The forbidden room is supposedly strictly off-limits, in particular the forbidden box stored inside the room. His Uncle Pan stops him from snooping inside the box, making Maliko suspect the box has something to do with his mother. As an orphan, the topic is always on Maliko’s mind, but Uncle Pan refuses to open up about it.

From two d
It took me a bit to get into this story, partly due to the narration (discussed below). Everything starts off so full of sunshine, kids laughing, family camaraderie, etc. and I was expecting a dark fantasy novel. Now, the story does take a walk on the darkside for much of the book but it takes a little while to get there. Maliko is on the cusp of manhood and has many questions about his parentage. His Uncle Pan and a chief leader, Saab, take us back a generation as they relate the tale of Maliko ...more
Fateme kerdegari
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book hooked me up.i just wanted to say that you can't resist on reading the adventure that happened.
I need more challenges like more books or series from this book .I love the author too much cause without this person this beautiful adventure wouldn't exist at all. I am very happy to reading and enjoying this story :) of course.
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating read and a book you will treasure. It is compelling from beginning to end. I don't want to give anything away so go get it and you'll love it! Karon bihari ...more
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M. Lachi is an author and composer living in New York City.

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