A Cry to War
The book is set in thirteenth-century West Africa. It dramatises the conflicts, politics and triumphs of a number of West African Kingdoms, such as the Benin Kingdom, Ghanaian empire, Malian Kingdom and the Fulani people. The story stretches across countries, seas and continents, showing the great variation in language, customs and traditions between tribes ...more
*An ARC copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review*
Synopsis - A Cry to War is about revenge. Revenge of Kings. Revenge of a brother. Revenge of a sister. Revenge of a couple. The kingdom was peaceful and thriving. But when King Ewuare started to hear someone close to him whisper thoughts of revenge in his ear and when he started to receive visions, guilt for not revenging his fathers death arose. Now, 20 years after his fathers death he must decide if ...more
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So even though i try not to DNF books that are given for review purposes no matter how bad it might be, this book had way too many negatives for me to continue reading without doing serious harm to my kindle. Anyways since i did not finish it i will not be rating it but for all intents and purposes, this would be a one star rating for me.
Set in 1267AD West Africa but where characters are using words like 'oga and madam'.
This was my first character driven fantasy book and my first African novel and I must say it set a standard and has opened my eyes up to the world of fantasy. I am a contemporary girl but I definitely think I will start trying fantasy now.
The world building was good. The characters were pretty fleshed out for the most part. I could distinguish between the kingdoms, the kings and their families. The storylines were so easy to follow. I felt like I was a part of the action while ...more
I don't even how where to start, other than saying that this book couldn't be more accurate. You can tell the author has done an amazing amount of research in this book, and the description is always so elaborate and vivid, it gets a little overwhelming at times but that's just because of my personal preferences (I prefer when there is as little description as possible). It is easy to see the story as something that ...more
This story is so good. Once you begin reading it, you'll find yourself not stopping until you get to the end. You will find sketched maps to show the area of where the war takes place. There are others that you will find of women and the cages where prisoners were kept. These pictures give the story even more reality.
While you read, you'll feel as though you are part of the story. There ...more
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