Gilbert Maradya's Cut Of The Assegai is set in early 1890’s Matebeleland. The British colonists are on the brink of ousting King Lobengula. Enter JohnGilbert Maradya's Cut Of The Assegai is set in early 1890’s Matebeleland. The British colonists are on the brink of ousting King Lobengula. Enter John Jacobs a young British teacher determined to bring education to the natives. His will be the first school in the Southern African kingdom. His ideals are not accepted by everyone and are further complicated by his romantic involvement with two young women and the politics of Lobengula's court.
This book was different and quite refreshing in it's telling of the African story. Gilbert Maradya captures the struggles I would imagine a white man attempting to intergrate into an African society. There were laugh out loud scenes that left me with a warm feeling in my heart. I loved the way Cut Of The Assegai mixes cultures without dwelling on the divide but rather the differences that unite us. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about African culture minus the Hollywood spin. All in all this is an awesome read. ...more
Chris Shockowitz begins his story with an interesting paragraph. To quote, ‘Since the 1950s, humanity has explored the many ways aliens could invade EChris Shockowitz begins his story with an interesting paragraph. To quote, ‘Since the 1950s, humanity has explored the many ways aliens could invade Earth, but the ugly truth is that no intelligent race need risk their own lives to kill humans while humans are still so willing to kill each other.’ This statement was so true to the spirit of Silent Invasion. Mans worst enemy is man himself. The villains in this story have real-life comparisons. Multi-national companies that would do anything to make as much money as possible, Politicians who are fighting for more power no matter the cost and mad scientists who dash conscience to the rocks in the name of advancement. On the positive side, evil couldn’t win because there were good guys willing to do right by the world even at the cost of their lives. Looking for a thrilling read with aliens and lots of action? Silent Invasion is the book for you. Conspiracy theorists will eat this one up like catnip. Silent Invasion is one of those books that would make a great movie. Fans of V Tv series will enjoy this book....more
When Amber runs into Nik Gustafsson she doesn't like him at all. He just rubs her the wrong way. But Nik is not really who he says he is. He's an undeWhen Amber runs into Nik Gustafsson she doesn't like him at all. He just rubs her the wrong way. But Nik is not really who he says he is. He's an undercover prince from Europe. This book was really fun watching Nik lose his uptight default character was really something. All he wanted was to be loved for who he is and with Amber he got exactly that. This book is funny and has a lot of heart for a YA novel. I definitely recommend....more
Star Song by Thomas Macy is a Christian themed sci-fi fantasy story. Ever since Nora started working at Dr. Paul Stearn’s Encampment she’s grown moreStar Song by Thomas Macy is a Christian themed sci-fi fantasy story. Ever since Nora started working at Dr. Paul Stearn’s Encampment she’s grown more distant by the day. When Simon discovers a recording talking about the dead and space travel his worst fears are confirmed. Simon has no choice but to go save her from the religious nuts she’s foolishly fallen in with. He expected to fight his way through some crazies but what he finds instead is almost unbelievable. A group of Christians who call themselves the Chosen have decided to leave Earth and the demon’s Satan fell with when he got booted out of heaven. The goal is to start over in a completely new world where evil will never set foot.
This book surprised me in a good way. I don’t think I’ve ever read a Christian science fiction before. After reading Star Song I must say I want more. This is a heartwarming story on so many levels. Simon’s journey from being a doubter to a faithful disciple of Christ was one of the most genuine transformations I’ve ever read. Simon’s story challenged my faith and brought questions forward I’ve never really put too much thought to. Star Song takes the reader back to the real Christian roots. We don’t have the luxury of starting over on a new planet but there are many lessons in this book that could make our Earth a better place. Lesson learned: letting go of our lusts can bring peace devil or no devil. ...more