Immanuel’s Veins introduces a warrior, a servant in Her Majesty’s army, by the name of Toma Nicolescu, who was sent by the Empress of Russia to protect the Cantemir family during the time of the Russo-Turkish war of 1772.
Book 1 in a series of 3, 100 Cupboards is a fun and imaginative tale involving some very interesting characters.
I’ve been reading a whole lot more than I’ve been writing…which has contributed to my large (and growing) “reviews to be written” pile. Yes, it kind of stresses me out when I see a pile of books by my computer; mostly when I know they represent my “to do” list of books in need of a written review. What stresses me out even more is the knowledge that I’m about to add two or three more books to the stack in a few days because my reading hasn’t died down one bit. So, how am I planning to conquer this dilemma? Write more you say? Well, actually I’m going to write less…and here’s why.
A Friend of the Earth is an interesting, kind of dismal story about a man dealing with his past problems while living a routine existence – until his ex-wife comes on the scene and rocks his mundane world with the glories of yesterday and the promise to help return meaning to his uneventful life. The author sets the stage of his story in the future and gives the reader a disheartening account of how bad the world has become. 2025 is a world where many animals and aquatic life are extinct, global warming is a reality, and the earth is populated with people who have a nonchalant attitude of towards grimly future. The main character, Tyrone Tierwater lives in this world and at one time fought against those who mistreated the earth.