In a squalid ancient city on the edge of a desert (based in part on the Empty Quarter in Arabia) a weary, thrill-seeking thief named Omari sets his home afire to start anew and to cover his many crimes. When the entire city is unintentionally destroyed by the flames, the cornered thief tells the displaced people a lie about a better place which only he can lead them to, across the desert. With the help of an aged, mysterious woman who knows a better place actually does exist, they set out. The disparate people must come together to fight their way through bandits, storms, epidemics, and more. As a result of Omari's involvement with Saba, a fiercely independent woman who is out to break him in the pay of a merchant whom he has offended, his life and the lives of the people he leads are in danger.
|Publisher:||Shirley Castle Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)|
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"What you must do, you will. Your mission will be as clear to you and as demanding as your heartbeat." I really enjoyed this book. Highly recommend it.
Spellbinding Ancient African Adventure Omari and the People is an extraordinary epic adventure full of friendship, love, loss, betrayals and survival. The touch of magical realism is what brings the story full circle. Beautifully written, the author, Stephen Whitfield has done an amazing job with his characters and storyline from beginning until the end. He is a gifted storyteller and I can't wait for another book from him. The main premise of the story revolves around a reluctant leader who finds himself guiding a community of strangers desert wilderness from exile. The story is truly captivating with a little suspense and intrigue mixed in. The strong female characters are amazing and the story itself is smart and engrossing. This is a great action-packed tale that will stand the test of time. Truly Great Read!!!! Highly Recommended!!