Monday, March 25, 2019

Review: Shakyamuni's Pearl by Ken Fry

Shakyamuni's Pearl: A ThrillerShakyamuni's Pearl: A Thriller by Ken Fry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have now read a fair number of Ken Fry’s thrillers, and this one is another WOW. I did find this thrilling adventure different from the others and it has to do with the setting and the history and culture, I believe. Set in Japan, where a giant pearl that looks like Buddha was lost centuries ago, this is an intriguing read. For one, I found the tale of the ama (women divers) interesting, and needed to know more about them. Also, the desire for a return to the old ways by the antagonists (Flaming Flag and yakuza) had me quite breathless – seriously cruel and uncaring in how they will achieve it.

So, there’s a legend about a giant pearl and everyone wants it, and will kill to own it. The action moves seamlessly from land to sea, including underwater, and the race is on to find it. Add in giant squid, HUNGRY squid, and this is an adventure of note. Like with all Mr Fry’s novels, I end up seeing the movie as I read it, for a great movie this one will make!

Highly recommended to readers who love a good thriller and a grand adventure. This is a treasure hunt of note!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Review: Kei's Gift by Ann Somerville

Kei's Gift (Darshian Tales, #1)Kei's Gift by Ann Somerville
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a long book (just how I like them!) but well worth it. I enjoyed the setting, the premise, the characters, and every dilemma, whether of war or love. The emotional turmoil between Kei and Arman is simply riveting, and I spent days reading this and ignoring other tasks ... because I had to know how it works out between these two. Highly recommended!

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