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There are messages told through language.

There are messages told through symbols.

And there are messages told through terror.


Nabii, a young Moorish royal, endures harrowing nights of chilling visions.

When an eccentric priest and a mysterious shaman seek to end her horrors, they unveil a series of cryptic messages and discover that her dreams are linked to an ages-old
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Hardcover, 464 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020 by Leedan Publishing
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
Dec 02, 2019 marked it as dnf-shelf-of-shame
How I read this: Free ebook copy received through NetGalley

DNF @ 15%

I thought I could maybe try fantasy, but it's just not for me, I guess. I tried getting into this book for 2 weeks, but it's just a chore for me. There are very many characters and worlds / situations, and from what I gather, it's just the setup of the story, but I just can't read on. Too many things to remember and I can't see where it's going at all. I'm sure in this case it's me, and not the book.

I thank the publisher for
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Trevor
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I was given a copy of The Twelve Realms by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I usually read thrillers, crime, and fantasy novels, and rarely, if ever, Young Adult titles. But I was intrigued by the historical and multicultural elements and the cover is visually stunning, so I figured what the heck.

Wow! I loved it.

What started off as mild interest turned into full blown obsession through the humor and the expressiveness of the author. The main characters, Bleda
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Jennifer Worrell
Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
I am so looking forward to this book. I read a bit as a beta and I was anxious for that stage to be OVER already so I could get my hands on a bound copy. I haven't read a story with African mythos woven in, so it captured my interest from the start.

(And come on, look at that cover.)
Coleman Evans
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**An ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

The Twelve Realms is an epic fantasy with historical fiction. To give a little background on the story and its’ characters: The Akachi’s are Moors of West African descent ruling in southern Spain (ancient Iberia) in the early 5th Century. They are a Gifted clan, possessing the gift of water among clans who possess the gift of air and fire. The story, combining historical locations and figures with fictional ones, takes a
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A.D. Sloane is the author of The Twelve Realms. She grew up in Athens, GA and Champaign-Urbana, IL. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her B.S. in Occupational Therapy and DePaul University, where she earned her MPA.

She has enjoyed a career as a development officer for nonprofits and universities where she focused on Diversity Initiatives and K-14 outreach
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