Mayim de Vries
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Kings of Ash
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Mayim de Vries Mayim de Vries said: " Halfway through. I have already been caught off guard by the surprises Richard Nell has in store for the reader. So far, no second book syndrome here.

I wanted to thank Richard, who is both kind and brave, for sharing his work with me.

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