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Lords of Misrule: A Novel Kindle Edition
Aliuf Ag Albachar, born into the noble Tuareg ancestry, is just thirteen when he crests a dune with his mother, looks down from atop his camel onto the ancient fabled city of Timbuktu, and contemplates the day it will finally be his. Unfortunately Aliuf has no idea that misfortune will soon force him to flee across the desert away from everything he has known and toward something greater than he ever imagined.
Propelled by restlessness and the indomitable spirit of his clan, Aliuf bravely pushes onward through a dangerous coming-of-age journey that leads him through a barren land. While following his heart through the vast expanses of the Sahara, he becomes a student enthralled with the great works of Islams golden age, a warlord who leads his army of angry men through the colossal dunes of the Sahara to battle the enemy, and finally an Islamic judge who makes a monumental discovery that shakes the foundation of his beliefs and forever shapes his destiny.
Lords of Misrule is an epic tale of redemption, forbidden love, and atonement against all odds as a young man is led on a path of enlightenment across the Sahara where he ultimately must face the consequences of his decisions.
By any stretch of the imagination, Lords of Misrule proves an enthralling read and one that should attract much interest in other releases from Hirst. With broad appeal and highly deserving of your attention, it is recommended without reservation.
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- ASIN : B0794NZLKN
- Publisher : iUniverse (September 28, 2016)
- Publication date : September 28, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 552 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 304 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,410,781 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As for the author’s style of writing, I must say that the introduction of the book was a tad difficult to swallow, as there is a lot of new information to take in for anyone unfamiliar with these kinds of names and spellings. I felt overwhelmed with new names and places and vocabulary for a large portion of the beginning of this novel. However, once I got used to the setting and the words, I felt hooked on the plot of the story. I was intrigued by Aliuf Ag Albachar and the predicament he found himself to be in. I routed for things to work out for the greater good. I hoped that Aliuf would learn his lessons and excel to his full potential.
Even though “Lords of Misrule” is a dense read, I thoroughly enjoyed it once I was past the introduction.
He also must figure out how to redeem himself and accept or alter the consequences of the decisions he has made along the way. He tries, but he doesn't yet have the authority. Not even books are trusted in this world. All of these challenges of a boy trying to become a man being placed against the backdrop of the Sahara and a culture that we (in the West) don't really understand much makes it an interesting read. I can't give away the ending, but when it comes, Aliuf is happy, even if it's not what the reader might have wanted.
It was sad to see how a twisted view of their ideology could destroy friendship and actually hurt their cause. That people could so blindly follow leaders without questioning their motives and if this is what their religion is really about. I wonder if anyone who was never part of their world and it's particular hardships can truly understand their hatred and motives.
Mr. Hurst knows how to weave fact and fiction together to tell an interesting tale of a situation most of us could never handle or survive ourselves. It reminded me of the story telling in Lawrence of Arabia. And without giving too much away I'm not sure Aliuf Ag Albachar wasn't the lucky one in the end.