“In distant Sa'bahr, divinely inspired lunatics spend their lives inscribing every story ever told upon the backs of giant tortoises. The tortoises spend their lives weeping, for they cannot read the wondrous tales written upon their own backs...” Aris has managed to live a quiet life, even in a stark desert land of glorious tales and beautiful lies, crazed artists and mad hermits. So what if he has a knack for tales? A mere messenger can't change the world. Mighty great works he'll leave to mighty great men. Now the soldiers of Majra have come to pacify his “savage” people.
Few dare stand against them. Certainly Aris never meant to. Taking work with the inavders was a way to help his family, not gain insights into the alien ways of their singular truth.
Beset by beguiling widows and vengeful plutocrats, firebrand Sheyks and sword-tongued maidens, the choices Aris faces could save his land—or break it.
5 of 5 Majra
Okay first I have to give a HUGE thank you to Amy Del Rosso because she knows I am a strange bird and I love to read but I don't often veer from the genres I love. So when she asked me to read this book I said oh hell I have to because Amy is never wrong in her books and boy oh boy I am glad I read it because it was one of the craziest adventures I went on. Man I can't even explain how I loved this book.
I started reading and at first I said lord what is this crazy writing but then I started to really get into it and I could not put it down and man oh man what a story this is. Can you imagine having to live in a place where you have to tell lies in order to survive? In this world it is what you must do to stay alive because no one goes against the norm and to love is to be weak but this is what happens when love finds it ways into the heart of one guy and he stands up to the bad guys and protects what is his.
I have to say that this book is a must read. I have never been so enthralled by a world like I was with this one. So go out and give it a try!
J Simon is a small blue bird who has been published in magazines and anthologies ranging from Baen's Universe to Writers of the Future. This surely indicates a lapse by the Guardians of Taste, and inquiries are being made. There is also a very small chance that nuclear test fallout has transformed J Simon into a gigantic nuclear starfish poised to attack Tokyo, but these reports have yet to be confirmed.