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G572 Book Review of The Queen of Sparta by T.S. Chaudhry

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Name of Book: The Queen of Sparta

Author: T.S. Chaudhry

ISBN: 978-1-78279-750-0

Publisher: Top Hat Books

Type of book: Sparta, Greece, Persia, viking, 480 PME-477 PME, wars, Rome, Valkyrie, Saka, Indus River, kings, the 300, Sparta vs Athens, Argos, battles between city states, alliances, politics, Oracle of Apollo, 327 PME

Year it was published: 2014

Summary:

Xerxes, the Great King of Persia invades Greece in 480 B.C. at the head of over a million barbarians. 300 Spartan’s led by King Leonidas die heroically blocking the Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae. The Persians are poised to conquer all of Greece.

The only one standing in their way is a woman – Gorgo, Queen of Sparta. Though history has relegated her role to an interested bystander, what if she played a central part at the heart of the Greek resistance to the Persian invasion. What if she kept her true role a secret in order to play it more effectively? What if she was hiding other secrets too – dark secrets of murder and v…

G553 Book Review of Blood Mission by Joni Parker

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Name of Book: Blood Mission

Author: Joni Parker

ISBN: 978-1-5029618-4-6

Publisher: Village Green Press

Part of a Series: The Seaward Isle Saga

Type of book: fantasy, action, elves, half elves, water elves, figuring out things, soldiering, missions, blood mission, siblings, friendship, male vs female tasks

Year it was published: 2013

Summary:

When the lives of the two most powerful Elves on Seaward Isle are threatened in a plot by the rogue Elf Mellen, Prince Darin of the Water Elves and Lord Odin of the Tree Elves charge Alex, a young female tracker with a Blood Mission—to hunt him down and kill him, or die in the attempt. Blood Mission puts the fate of the kings and the safety of the inhabitants of Seaward Isle in the hands of a teen-age half-elf warrior. Can Alex survive her mission long enough to discover her own true destiny?

Characters:

For me personally, the characters were a bit more developed and interesting than in previous books, and to an extent, they were memorable, at least the f…

G539 The Art and Science of Healing with Light; The 7 principles of healing chronic pain

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Title of the book: The Art and Science of Healing with Light; The 7 principles of healing chronic pain

Author: Mark J Rogers, Nike Azoros

Publisher: self published?

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 9781500995607

Summary:

Chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions but it is not a disease. Chronic pain is a genuine physical problem and its epidemic is being spread by the very treatments the doctors are prescribing. Over thirty percent of patients across the world present with back, neck, or head pain, the majority of whom are in chronic pain, but all doctors offer is a prescription for painkillers and a referral for intensive physical therapy. The patients never improve, in fact they get worse. Instead of receiving empathy and understanding they are often accused of being dishonest about the severity of their pain. Some are even sent for psychotherapy. 'The Art and Science of Healing - with Light' breaks that vicious cycle. Within it is explained to patients how they developed chronic …

G590 Book Review of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Book I Kidnap by Sally Ann Melia

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Name of Book:  Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Book I Kidnap

Author: Sally Ann Melia

ISBN: 9781508945956

Publisher: Self published

Part of a Series: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire

Type of book: Science fiction, aliens, politics, fighting, determination, kidnapping, manipulation, friendship, threats, modeling, destiny, class

Year it was published: 2015

Summary:

KIDNAP: Book 1 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire

An Action Adventure set a long time ago on a planet far far away...

The new serialisation of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire!

"Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia is a fast-paced and exciting YA military sci-fi read. Don't miss this one!" — Brent LeVasseur, author and illustrator of the AolĂ©on The Martian Girl series.

I don’t want to go… Do I have to go?
13-year-old Prince Teodor of Freyne knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom. Always, he must help those less fortunate than himself. Yet a frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but …

G564 Book Review of Diamond Head by Cecily Wong

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Name of Book: Diamond Head

Author: Cecily Wong

ISBN: 978-0-06-234543-1

Publisher: Harper

Type of book: Hawaii, red string of fate, 1900s-1964, funeral, China, WWII, relationships, family, father/son, husband/wife, mother/daughter, Guandong, mistakes, wealth, soul mates, destiny

Year it was published: 2015

Summary:

A sweeping debut spanning China to Hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in fiction

“Diamond Head takes the family saga to a new and very high place. . . . Readers will follow the fortunes of this family breathlessly, hungry for more.” —Mary Gordon, author of Circling My Mother

At the turn of the nineteenth-century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu. But something ancient follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting them. The parable of the red string of fate, the cord which binds one intende…

G589 Book Review of Godwine Kingmaker by Mercedes Rochelle

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Name of Book: Godwine the Kingmaker

Author: Mercedes Rochelle

ISBN: 978-1-78279-801-9

Publisher: Top Hat Books

Type of book:England, Harold Godwineson, Vikings, Saxons, Danes, 1016-1052, kingdom, Edward the Confessor, religion, Normandy, division, common vs nobility, battles

Year it was published: 2015

Summary:

Harold Godwineson, the Last Anglo-Saxon King, owed everything to his father. Who was this Godwine, first Earl of Wessex and known as the Kingmaker? Was he an unscrupulous schemer, using King and Witan to gain power? Or was he the greatest of all Saxon Earls, protector of the English against the hated Normans? The answer depends on who you ask. He was befriended by the Danes, raised up by Canute the Great, given an Earldom and a wife from the highest Danish ranks. He sired nine children, among them four Earls, a Queen and a future King. Along with his power came a struggle to keep his enemies at bay, and Godwine's best efforts were brought down by the misdeeds of his eldest son Sw…