Trouganda: Silver Tears Book 1

Trouganda: Silver Tears Book 1

by Daniel J Strait

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ISBN-13: 9781432795276
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/26/2012
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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Trouganda: Silver Tears Book 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RubyLyn More than 1 year ago
Thought the story was great can't wait for the next book in the series.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite "Trouganda" by Daniel J Strait introduces the reader to a new world, and Nakiata. Over a millennia ago it was written that a baby girl would be born with a specific birthmark. That baby girl has now been born and her parents in fear fled away from the elders of their people, finding some peace in a small village called Jin. Growing up, Nakiata would spend her years training with the greatest Master ever known, but there would be a final test and to complete that test she must go out into the world to the dangerous world of Trouganda. Daniel J Strait has created a rich fantasy land that readers can fully immerse themselves in. With all of the magic and fantasy I have been reading, it does take a little bit to surprise me with new races. Daniel J Strait has managed to do that with all that he has created in "Trouganda". Nakiata as a main character is intriguing and rich and she certainly runs into a lot of things when she leaves the small village of Jin. However, she is a very strong-willed character who seems to push on and there were times when I thought perhaps she was a little to strong. However, the point did come when she could not overcome something right away, when she seemed to soften a bit and that was the point which truly endeared me to this character. I would recommend this book to any reader of the sci fi genre who wants a rich and colorful new world to explore.
FigureOfSpeech More than 1 year ago
A good start to the series. Trouganda is the first of a five book series. It focuses on Nakiata,The First of five individuals (seeing a pattern here?) destined for some act of greatness. On the surface I really like Nakiata. She is a strong warrior woman and I generally love strong female characters. Unfortunately I found her (and almost everyone except for Dravone) flat and emotionless. Her first response to any challenge is violence. Granted, she has been trained to be that way, but this repeated one trick left no room for variation and/or character development. She had one predictable response to all scenarios. Further, since she had mastered her art more fully than anyone else she was essentially untouchable. No-one presented her with anything she was anything but confident in facing, so there was no reason for her emotional state or behaviour to change at any point or for her to fear simply stating to anyone things one would expect to be a secret. The writing is very much in the style of a storyteller. Everything is described in minute detail from the perspective of a disembodied narrator. There is very little internal dialogue or direct character interactions. Though it is my absolute least favourite literary critique, I suppose it would be accurate to say it is largely tell not show. Despite all of that I did really like the story. The concept a disembodied (or decultured) prophecy crossing millenniums, galaxies and species before fulfilment is really interesting. I suspect that as the series progresses the character list will increase, allowing for more variation. I'd be more than willing to read the second book when it is available.
Cheryl5 More than 1 year ago
I am anxiously waiting for the second book now. I think Trouganda is a very interesting book. It has great characters and some very exciting fight sequences. I love the way so many different species and locations are used in this story. Can't wait to see what other characters Nakiata will encounter as her story continues. A great read!