Shadows of Time: The Amulet of Alamin: Game of Thrones meets Mesopotamia when the gods intervened on mortal affairs. Kindle Edition
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- Publication Date : April 2, 2016
- File Size : 1764 KB
- ASIN : B01DI8I912
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Print Length : 464 pages
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,402,524 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Alamin and Princess Safia set out on an ill-fated quest to escape those who wish him dead, and who wish to obtain an amulet fashioned out of the coveted Tablet of Destinies. They encounter an underworld of demons and gods and sorcerers and soothsayers. The plot has as many twists as a good roller coaster ride and the descriptions of the landscape are vivid, imaginative, and sometimes scary.
I liked the ultimate pitting of good against evil and the action scenes best of all. The battle scenes are very realistic, I felt like I was transported there. It was like watching it on a big screen in surround sound. If you like Sword & Sorcery and a good fantasy tale, I think this book will blow you away.
The Amulet of Alamin
Felix Alexander has another hit out of the park in his book Shadows of Time The Amulet of Alamin. I really enjoy the writing of Felix Alexander. In this novel his character names are unique and their interactions will decide the fate of heaven and earth as well as the underworld. Zagesi is offered an alternative by Mephitsophel. The world needed a new king, one who would bring order out of chaos and create the world’s first empire. Zagesi was not looking only to save his soul but his mother also. The darker the soul, the darker the deeds; and Zagesi would one day become the darkest of all. Inanna is requested by Zagesi to convince her husband Dumuzi not to retire. He was one of Zagesi’s generals. Inanna had been given an amulet by Mephitsophel to protect Alamin her son. Their son Alamin is one of the central characters of the story. I have rated this story a solid 5 star rating. There are many wonderful lines throughout the story. One of my favorites, “ The politicians have no use for swords or spears, for their weapons of choice are secrets and whispers.” And “Good men are not born, they are raised. Their greatness emerges from the good that is instilled in them by their mothers and fathers.” It is well written and an excellent story. Felix shows his readers a wonderful adventure with great characters. Looking forward to another book from the imagination of Felix Alexander.
And honestly? This book was AWESOME.
I have always been interested in ancient stories and ancient mythology, so when I received "Shadows of Time: The Amulet of Alamin," I was thoroughly excited. That excitement wasn't displaced at all. his book kept me on the edge of my seat!
Felix Alexander's novel follows the story of Alamin, who holds a coveted amulet. This amulet has enormous power surrounding it, thanks to a piece of the Tablet of Destinies being housed inside. Alexander takes us on Alamin's wild journey (along with Princess Safia) on escaping the many beings and people who want his head with plenty of twists and turns around every corner!
The different plot twists are what I loved most about the book. I won't give any away, but a good story is one that always keeps you guessing. If you can predict the storyline, the story gets stale. That's not so with Alexander's novel. The imagery was astounding as well. I could actually put myself in the scenes and tune out everything around me.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading Alexander's work and I can't wait to see what he comes out with next. This book is an absolute must-read for you mythology buffs out there!
I found the prose beautiful, full of imagery that sang in my head. The characters were undeveloped, but the book wasn't really about the people; it was about gods and djinn and the fearsomeness of the demons of the sands in the time before Abraham. It introduces Lucifer as the Tempter, a tester of men's faith, a mandate he received from God (as in the Book of Job), and not as an Adversary to God, as he is commonly perceived.
In fact, the action of the story is all to set up the child Abram to become Abraham, the Patriarch, to spread the faith of the One God. The soup of various gods and goddesses of ancient Sumer and surrounds, I thought, was probably very close to how they were really perceived at the time--all real, all active, all to be appeased, none to be spurned or offended. The idea of only one true God was unusual. I appreciated the ambience of a culture where God was struggling to gain a foothold among the people.
The text could have used a copy editor--a human one. The past tense for "to lie" is not "lied" but "lay." He lay asleep, he lay on the ground, he lay under the stars. This was my main stumbling block while reading; every time I came across it, my attention was jerked away from the poetry by the barbed hook of bad grammar. There were a couple instances of wrong word usage, but not many.