An embittered African king, last of the Kamaahr bloodline, travels north into the tumultuous kingdom of medieval Hungary, determined to carry out his people’s prophecy. In search of a promised homeland, King Memphis II finds himself involved more and more in the rising tensions of the country. As dissatisfaction with the monarchy grows among the barons and chieftains, the clouds of conflict thicken. The Knights Templar has its own agenda and launches a crusade to capture and kill the king from the south. Though Memphis doubts himself and his fate, the young and stalwart smith’s apprentice Anton gives him help as his unexpected traveling companion and, more than that, gives him hope. Together they journey across the hills and forests of the countryside facing all manners of opposition – bandits, marauders, violent pagans, beasts, and, chief of all, the Knights Templar. With the weight of everyone lost and left behind on his shoulders, Memphis must discover his purpose in this unforgiving world.
This medieval Action and Adventure novel follows Memphis’s journey north across the realm of Hungary, portraying European society in the late 13th century as well as the culture of Memphis’s original homeland in Central Africa. In this combination of two unlike worlds, the reader may recognize familiar aspects of both, including jousts and crusades from Europe and the rich lore and music of Africa.
By decree of Lodomer, Archbishop of Esztergom, the heathen king shall be captured or killed. For his head, five ounces of gold are pledged. If he is retrieved living, he will be Burned at the Stake for heresy and the disturbance of townsfolk, and the reward shall be doubled. 🦄🦄🦄 King Memphis II, the last King of the Kamaahr lineage of Africa. He travels North to Hungary in order to carry out a prophecy made by his people along with his companion, Anton. It is up to him to better the future of his people that he left behind, he must discover his purpose in the North. 🦄🦄🦄 The King of Kamaahr is an adventure novel by Brandon Stubbbs. Set in the 13th Century, the author provides a vivid look into European civilization at that time. Love the inclusion of the maps (I think everyone loves a good map in a book to understand an area better.) The story is a bit dull at the beginning and takes a lot of time to actually pick up and get into the good parts. King Memphis is a very capable King, but his self doubts are holding him back and Anton acts as the perfect companion and friend to reassure him and help him on his quest. Captain Benedek's loyalty is also something that I admire a lot. Because this book is set in the 13th century, the languageis a bit more complicated to understand and there are certain words that could be new to a reader. (But this also gives a reader the opportunity to learn.) King Memphis' journey is not over yet and I look forward to reading more. 🦄🦄🦄 Rated 85/100 Melina L.
🌸The King Of Kamaahr🌸 This medieval Action and Adventure novel follows Memphis’s journey north across the realm of Hungary, portraying European society in the late 13th century as well as the culture of Memphis’s original homeland in Central Africa. In this combination of two unlike worlds, the reader may recognize familiar aspects of both, including jousts and crusades from Europe and the rich lore and music of Africa. . 🌸Finding a good historical fiction is rough task but this is one of those books which is not just a good historical fiction but it has a lot of fun, adventure and literature in it. It's all about the conquering and capturing with many twists. I took a bit more time to complete it as the book deals with so much more than it actually potrayed via it's cover and blurb, the king of Kamaahr, is someone who is different from all, who got the power to change fate and destiny.
It was so much fun to know about the places that are set as a backdrop of the plotline. The storyline is so fast paced and at times it does gets a bit sloe but if you are someone who loves authentic historical fiction, you gonna love it for sure. The book is more about settings, language and amazing descriptions than about characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it. . Rating: 4🌟
I came across this book because of the author's Instagram page used for promoting the book and giving book reviews! The historic details in this read are amazing! The characters are so interesting to learn about and you feel so intuned with their emotions at some points in the book that you feel sad one moment for them than happy the next! This definitely falls under the historic, medieval, and adventure genres. I don't usually read a lot of medieval genre but I'm absolutely glad I read this one. It was a book I didn't realize I needed to read lol! I had it on my TBR list for a bit and I'm glad I finally sat down and read it!
King Memphis II the last of the Kamaahr bloodline travels north to fulfill a prophecy from his people in search of the Promised Homeland. Wanted by the Knights of Templar the King must tread carefully as he makes his way through the unstable Hungary Kingdom. As much as he tries to stay on his path he can't help but assist the people of this country who are starting to doubt there monarch. As Memphis travels he makes an ally of a young smiths apprentice named Anton who decides to travel alongside him and assist in fulfilling the Prophecy. This unlikely friendship ends up assisting Memphis in more ways than one while they travel north!
Action and adventure tied together. The author creates a world for the reader that sucks you in through its diversity and development. The map and set of pronunciations provided in the book provoked a strong sense of presence in a new world. With wide range of characters the author lays out a fascinating plot. Set in medieval time, the King of Kamaahr is truly an adventure worth experiencing. Brandon penns a pieces of historical fantasy fiction as a journey for a reader that is full of action, fast paced and vivid. As a student of archeology, Brandon has strong grip on writing historical fiction. I would give this book 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 and highly recommend it to lovers of historical fiction and fantasy. Cannot wait for future works of Brandon.
Historical fiction and adventure lovers alike will enjoy this tale of a foreign king’s quest for a new realm. Facing the perils of 13th century Hungary, Memphis - erstwhile King of Kamaahr, forges ever northward to claim and defend a new kingdom against the tyranny and prejudice of the crusading Knights of Templar. Stubbs whisks you into savage battles fought in a harsh, yet beautiful land, while warming the heart with friendships of fierce loyalty. A great read.