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    clash of clans []  2020-5-11 22:47

    recommend amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing

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    guns of glory []  2020-5-21 22:34
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    Just played Guns of Glory on a phone application via mistplay reviews. Played this one with amazing interest as on the mobile you got the impression of controlling your characters on the ground level, helping catch pick pockets etc etc. Like all mobile ads this was misleading. Don't obtain me wrong the android game itself was addictive and you can spend hours playing (If you play via mistplay you can earn a fair few Amazon vouchers), but yeah false advertising? Really? Unfortunately this is a huge pitfall a lot of android games like these fall into. For example you can expect a nice create your kitchen safe android game but instead you obtain something quite various (garden scapes see add for application and play game)

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    Sands of the Kalahari [Movie]  2017-10-13 21:50

    Lord of the Baboons. Sands of the Kalahari is directed by Cy Endfield who also adapts the screenplay from the novel of the same name written by William Mulvihill. It stars Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York, Harry Andrews, Theodore Bikel and Nigel Davenport. Melody is by John Dankworth and cinematography by Erwin Hillier. A raw survivalist thriller that finds a disparate group of people crash land in the deserts of Africa and promptly begin to come apart as a group. Cue arguments, attempted rape, killings, animal slaughter, alpha male posturing and Adam and Eve complexes. The allegory is obvious but handled with skill by Endfield, and it all builds with amazing intensity towards a truly bleak, yet delightfully ambiguous finale. There's some over acting going on and the dialogue can stretch credibility at times, but yes this is a worthy entry in the survivalist hall of fame. 7/10

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    A mate recommended this book, along with the 2 others written by Tag and Delia Owens, and she said to read them in order. That's necessary as it starts at the beginning of their work in the Kalahari. The writing is engaging and the stories amazing. It's wonderful what they lived through and survived. It's worth a read if you're interested in Africa and the monsters that dwell there. I didn't read the appendices.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    We just travelled to northern Botswana for two weeks, and were enthralled by the animals. So it was fascinating to read about it in the 70's. We were on travel safaris, and I applaud their efforts surveying the animals, scientifically and thoroughly 40 years ago, when it was truly wilderness.. Having just seen and learned about the wildlife populations first hand, it was interesting to learn more jackals , hyenas and lions who are all stunning. In the end, i knew nothing about the destructive fences that were strangling the wildlife populations. I was satisfied to read how the Owens fought successfully for removing the fences. Both Tag and Delia Owens wrote chapters, and while the writing styles were individual, the book reads cohesively. It is a terrific story.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    I loved this book and could not place it down. It's about a young couple wanting to explore more about the social lives of animals in the wilds of the Kalihari Desert in Africa. That they survived is truly amazing, but their naïve enthusiasm is catching and you feel you have lived through this adventure with them. Highly recommended!

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    I did not think I would be able to finish this book, as it is not the type of book I would typically read. I have fun books about Africa, and feel I learned much about this part of the country. The authors bring these animals to life and I felt so connected to them and their journeys through the Kalahari Desert! The writing style is very nice and is taken entirely from the journals these awesome scientists kept for the 7 years they lived in this difficult landscape. Battling bugs, snakes, droughts, and their testy Land Rover, so very far from civilization, was daunting. Thank you for cataloging and observing these attractive monsters in their natural habitat. I was hooked from the first page! Highly recommend this for anyone with an inquisitive mind and thirst for knowledge of these attractive creatures.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    Bought it to read while on image safari in South Africa and Botswana, but I was too exhausted each evening after two android game drives per day. Reading it afterwards, I have a much greater appreciation and understanding of the Owens' experiences, joys, and frustrations. It's not a literary masterpiece, but I think it gives a amazing picture of both animal and human life in the Kalahari - and a reflection of all life on earth. With my private experience and reading Mark's and Delia's experience, I don't think I can ever have fun a zoo the same method I once did.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    Hard to believe how foolhardy and ignorant 2 young idealist could decide to set out unprepared for such a danger and demanding mission. Only to succeed over wonderful circumstances and living conditions. Spellbinding accounts.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    I was hooked on this story right from the first paragraph. The authors are straight forward in the relating of their story. Their tales of hardships, heat, rain, rationing of resources and hard work resonate deeply. The relationship they have with the animals is felt in a private and respectful level. Well worth reading ...

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    The story of these researchers in the Kalahari is awesome and true! Incredible, the things they endure, all for their love of the animals, and their research into them is very valuable. Interestingly written; even though this is essentially a scientific work, it is not dry, but a unbelievable story of how Man interacts with the Wild Side. I loved the hornbills in Camp, and, when I was just in Botswana, experienced for myself their mischievousness and wit.I learned a lot from this book, which I was constantly telling people about!

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    Tag and Delia Owens wrote this book about life in the Kalahari desert in Botswana. Their writing style is incredible, bringing you right next to lions, jackals, hyenas and the a lot of dangers of life in remote Africa. If you have some interest in a lions-eye view of life in drought stricken Africa, this is the book to read. Filled with emotional relationships.... not only as a couple, but the relationships of lions and all the a lot of animals of Africa. The Owens write from the heart and it comes though, loud and clear. Their love of animals and the natural globe is both energizing and heart wrenching as they fill each page with the adventures of love and life in a remote part of our planet. Highly recommend this book.

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    Cry of the Kalahari []  2020-1-16 12:11

    This book was published 32 years ago, and a lot of of the observations, research, and conservation recommendations in this book still get today, albeit with some major caveats. Through the emphases in their misadventures in the Kalahari, the authors give rather short shrift to what a lot of of us would have wished to know about predator species. But, through inspiring and sometimes poetic prose, they manage to thoroughly engage the reader from the beginning to end of their risky adventure.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    3.5 starsPlot: Amani was just trying to survive the Dustwalk the only method she knew how: placing bets and avoiding her aunt and uncle. After meeting a handsome stranger, she found herself in the middle of the war between kingdoms and royalty.I fell in love from the start. Rebel of the Sands opened with action, mythological creatures, and the legend of a rebel prince. Everything about this book screamed 'adventure' and I knew that I was going to have to devour the rest of this series. While I had a mostly positive experience while reading Rebel of the Sands, I was taken out of the story for the middle chunk of it. My attention was waning and I felt that Amani was being inconsistent as a character. Luckily, the latest 50 or so pages really picked up with twists and turns that I couldn't aracters: Amani was nothing short of a firecracker. I was a bit turned off by her because she was "not like the other girls" because of her (foreigner) blue eyes. For a amazing portion of the novel, that did annoy me but after a while, I understood the author's intent. Other than that, I loved Amani and her refusal to allow her family choose her future. The mysterious Jin was charming and elusive and I'm excited to see how he and Amani grow building: I was instantly drawn into the globe of Rebel of the Sands. It was filled with tension, desperate people, and an unmistakable air of magic. I loved how much of a role the djinn played and how clearly the iron industry was threatening the magic of this realm. I mentioned earlier that I'm a sucker for desert fantasy, and Rebel of the Sands created me giddy while ort N Sweet: Rebel of the Sands was not a excellent novel, but it was fun!

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    I don't give 5 stars - not even to mates or family, but this book deserves each and every one. Rebel of the Sands is not your every day fantasy novel. The characters as human as you and me, and they face obstacles that are relevant in today's society. The girl that has to overcome her misogynistic and oppressed culture. The man that has to do what he has to do on his quest for a fresh and better world. The fascist ruler that allies with the opponent in to control his people. The fear to the unknown and different. As a father of a small girl, I recommend this book to girls who are looking for a role-model female lead character, powerful but vulnerable. Forget about Katniss. Here is Amani, and she is wearing a sheema.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    No spoilers in this review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton! I give it 4 stars. This is such a fun book! It is what I consider to be classic YA in its tone and e story is about Amani, a teenage girl itching to leave Dustwalk, her little desert village. She has lived with her aunt and uncle since her parents’ passing, and she wants to escape little city life to live in the town with an aunt she’s never met. Amani is a skilled sharpshooter, and she meets a mysterious young man named Jin in a local gun slinging contest. She quickly realizes he’s her ticket out of Dustwalk. As they travel, their exploits hold putting them in the path of the Sultan’s men, who are trying to snuff out rebellion in their area. And the pair slowly realizes they’ve both been keeping secrets from each ani and Jin have an undeniable chemistry. Their banter is cute and is one of my favorite parts of the book. The special setting also drew me in. I enjoyed reading about the desert culture, which is various than any I’ve read about recently. I also appreciated the magic and mythology Hamilton slowly weaves into the tale. The first half of the book pulled me along quickly, with one adventure and/or misstep after another. The second half of the book moved a small slower, but the pace picked back up again by the end.I definitely recommend this book! The Goodreads description of book 2, Traitor to the Throne, sounds great! It seems like it might be quite various than book 1, and I’m excited to see where Hamilton takes us next in this ew all of our rapid reviews at: [...]See our list of full book recaps at: [...]

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    I listened to the audiobook narration which I found fast and simple listening.Rating: 4 Stars So the story follows Amani, a girl who grew up in the gunpowder town in the desert of Dustwalk. She'd taught herself to shoot with the best of guys in secret feeling herself with a pistol in her hands. The globe is rules by mortals but Gene used to roam with their magical off spring, djinni, and other magical monsters roaming around the desert. There are millions of stories about them and the past and Amani knows them all. Stuck under her Uncles care after her mother was hung she is bound and determined to escape and create it to her mothers home, the put she talked about so often. She meets Jin, a handsome foreigner who is also beautiful amazing with a gun in a contest she is trying to victory to secure funds for her travel. Things change and she is forced to adjust her plans. Jin seems like a better means of escape, fleeing from the Sultan's troops with a treasonous fugitive who will support her figure out her put and who she really is. I liked the idea of this story from the begin giving me an Aladdin vibe. While I'm not a large fan of deserts in person as I don't like the heat, sun, or sand I like reading about them. Following Amani and Jin on this journey was full of exciting moments. The scenery was well described with the various towns and the methods of travel. I really found myself captivated as it felt like the desert. Despite the magic it felt realistic, the fact that they were in the desert and the strain that puts on a person was never forgotten and that is always a plus. Still like a lot of books for me I fell in love with the characters. Amani was kick butt. She wasn't satisfied with her situation and what was to happen to her so she changed things. She took charge and wasn't going to allow anyone created decisions about her life for her just because she is a SHE. Even as she starts to develop feelings for Jin she doesn't allow that cloud her judgment completely but simply a factor to be considered along with all the other options. I respected her for that. Jin, I had my ups and downs with him at times but far more ups to be sure. I liked his attitude form the beginning and most necessary is he doesn't underestimate her simply for being a female. He never considers her weak but instead expects more of her knowing her grit. I also adored some of the others as we got to meet them as the story progressed. The story morphs from one of escape to one of rebellion and I love it. I enjoyed how the story had lots of twists and turns and always kept the pace moving. It walked a line of true and magical well as there would be times when you don't realize the globe has [email protected]#$%!&il you are faced with a magical sand horse or a djinni who can use their powers. It's like a globe within a globe and I love it. The political aspect of the Sultan and the Rebel Prince, the foreigner soldiers that practically rule nation taking what they are allowed and more.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    Alwyn Hamilton is a new fresh face on the fantasy scene. Her character, Amani, is a powerful female protagonist with a fascinating past. I don't wish to write spoilers into this but the fantasy leans strongly on East Indian influences of Djinn, etc. The storyline is powerful and the characters very much alive. It is one of those unbelievable experiences when you pray for there to be more books.I was reviewing the second book in series for a local newspaper and decided to obtain the audiobook for this (which has a amazing narrator btw). I loved the story so much, I bought the ebook so I could read it faster. Fantasy fans out there need to read Alwyn ere is no vulgar or adult language. The violence is mildly graphic but is vaguely described. The romance is mostly a few very powerful kisses with tips at more but nothing graphic.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    The story is about a girl from an little desert town, orphaned, despised by her extended family and poor, she is fighting to obtain away, to begin a fresh life for herself. She enlists herself in a shooting contest to victory herself a ticket out of town, disguised as a boy. There she meets a foreigner named Jim, and what happens next takes her on a magnificent journey filled with sun, guns, epic getaways, and sand.If you love action packed desert adventures you will love this book. There were definitely some twists at the end that I didn’t see coming. To be honest the only negative I have is that all the old western talk at the beginning of the book almost drove me away from reading it. I’m glad I kept going though!

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    Alwyn Hamilton has made a globe that is special and yet familiar. We are drawn into a globe that feels like the Arabian Nights, and yet this fantasy resonates with strong, complex characters, world-class globe building, and a heroine who drags herself out of abusive poverty into the intrigues and wars surrounding a sultan, his sons, and his kingdom.On the way, Amani discovers kin and kinship, mysteries and mayhem, and discovers she can create just a bit of history herself with a small support from her fresh friends. Hamilton moves us in a book that tempts us to the next book and fast re-readings to jump into the adventure once more and to savor her underlying commentaries on the human condition in all their pain and esome story that I'm so glad a mate recommended to me. Looking forward to amazing things from this author.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    Amani is a young woman living on the edge of nowhere in a land ruled by a Sultan who has created a with a country that wants to defeat his. It is a land of djinn and other magical creatures. And it is a nce she is not good and orphaned and under the control of an aunt and uncle who don't wish her, she is determined to obtain away to the town which lived in her mother's stories and which appears to her to be a land of opportunity. However, her plans are sabotaged when she meets a young man named Jin at a shooting tournament and finds herself joining forces with him when he is on the run from the Sultan's army. She quickly finds herself involved in a revolution that she had beautiful much thought was just a story like the hundreds of other stories she had e story is filled with action. Jin and Amani have a number of narrow escapes from the forces attempting to capture them. It is also a sort of romance as she and Jin become close while they are on their adventures. But, most of all, it is the story of a young woman who thought she wanted to go it alone and who discovers fulfillment and happiness when she joins forces with others.I loved the worldbuilding in this fantasy story. The desert setting really came to life. I liked the mythological monsters that created appearances too. Fans of fantasy won't wish to miss this exciting adventure.

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    I really loved this book. I mean who wouldn’t love a gun-slinging girl!? Amani is awesome – such a powerful woman even though life hasn’t been kind to her. I also loved Jin and the small plot twist with him. Be still my heart! I like that Jin is also a gun-slinger (though not as amazing as Amani). The mystical beings in the land of Miraji are spectacular and frightening all at once. This was a fun quick read. The only allow down was the ending where Amani finds something out about herself. I was kind of looking forward to her just being a gun-slinger. Especially since you don’t obtain that from a lot of books. Overall, I’m glad I read this, and I can’t wait to pick up the next book!!

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    Rebel of the Sands [Book]  2018-3-7 18:1

    I found it difficult to stop reading this book. You will be swept away. It is a debut novel and Alwyn Hamilton did a terrific job in creating a globe with magic, politics, conflicts, and private relationships. Her prose and her dialogue are both very good. She maintained the integrity of her made countries with enough ties to known environments to hold it grounded. There is loads of adventure and action. We have a young heroine orphan who strikes out to escape her plight with no idea about her real identity or capabilities. This is a very plot driven story which suits me fine. I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. I liked the magic, the desert environment, the sympathy shown to allies and villains alike. It is not a book that will change your life. It is not a book group book. While there is romance and romantic tension, there is no graphic sex. There is violence and death, and it is onstage, but with the magic and the exotic settings, she manages to create it true but not graphically distressing. I am giving it five stars because I would be satisfied to another book from the author and because the ratio of entertainment hours to is more than positive for me.

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    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [Movie]  2017-10-13 21:47

    Sands to the future. I guess ultimately it is what it is, a Disney backed video android game adaptation of the blockbuster kind. In truth it works just fine and dandy as a family fantasy adventure, with swords and sandals - shields and sarongs, all in abundance. There's the mythical and the magical, the swish and the swash, the HD photography a treat for the eyes. The leads are pretty, likable and energetic, and even though it consistently reminds us that it is based on a video android game (jumping and rolling, jumping and rolling), the choreography is niftily arranged and there's a lovely old fashioned feel to the story; which works in that unbelievable Sinbadish way. Not excellent by any stretch of the imagination, and if one was so inclined? One could deconstruct the faults of the production with the same clinical impact of that achieved by Ben Kingsley's (Sir) wallet when it hit the floor after this paycheck was deposited. It should be viewed in the spirit of how Alfred Molina plays his character, with tongue in cheek and a complete understanding of how to have a amazing time with popcorn fluff. Prince of Persia is forgettable come the end credits, but at least it was a fun date. And for that we are truly grateful. 7/10

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal is generating a lot of buzz, and for amazing reason. It’s an own-voices fantasy inspired by Arabian myths, with a lush setting, captivating characters, and a deliciously twisty plotline. The first in a duology, We Hunt the Flame is a perfectly seductive first reaction upon finishing this book was just an explosion of emotional gibberish. We Hunt the Flame is just everything I love in a book.A lush, dreamy fantasy globe that feels both wholly unique, while it’s ancient Arabia inspiration is still ever-present. The characters are SO so unbelievable and fully wrought — Zafira and her desire to be loved; poor, tortured Nasir; sassy & salacious Altair (oh, my beloved Altair!), and the list goes on. (But seriously. Dibs on Altair.)I was actually pleasantly surprised by what a unbelievable ensemble cast of characters this book contained, as the synopsis mostly focuses on Zafira & Nasir. And while it IS mostly their story, they are part of a group that really took keep of my heart. The book nerd community best prepare itself for a whole fresh meaning to the idea of #SquadGoals — because these characters are my fresh favorite fictional team.And of course, Hafsah’s gorgeous, lyrical writing. I jotted down so a lot of quotes while reading, and that’s something I rarely do! Her words completely sweep you away to the globe of Arawiya — you can smell the air, taste the food, feel the heat on your skin. Hafsah’s writing transports you right into the heart of the story. And don’t even obtain me started on some of those intense, swoony scenes! I melt just thinking about them, and the method Hafsah has made such insane tension between her e plot of We Hunt the Flame moved quickly, but in so a lot of unexpected ways. I truly wasn’t sure where things were headed until we got there, and it created for an exciting experience. But also I am now DYING to know what happens next and can’t wait to read the conclusion. Oh boy, it’s gonna be a long wait — but well worth it, I am sure.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    The premise and a lot of the globe building is beautiful interesting, but unfortunately the writing really holds this book back. It takes method too long to actually obtain to the plot, and the whole time you don't really care about what happens to the characters. Could have really used some amazing editing to tighten it up and create it a bit more impactful. Amazing potential, but poorly executed.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    WE HUNT THE FLAME is a sweeping Young Adult fantasy debut from Hafsah Faizal. This book has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. I’ve been watching the progress of Hafsah's story on social media since it was simply a dream, a work in progress, dubbed her “Arabian fantasy”. So you better believe that I was extremely excited (there may have been high pitched squealing) when I was selected to keep an Advanced Reader’s Copy from Macmillan/Fierce e story is told through alternating POV's between female and male protagonist. Zafira is a hunter who must hide her identity in to support provide for her people. Nasir is an killer and a prince who just wants to escape. Along with the two narrators we are blessed with so a lot of more unbelievable characters. This unlikely squad is forced to work together and set out on an impossible quest to restore magic to Arawiya. On their quest to save the kingdom, they may very well save themselves. But everyone’s secrets could bring everything crashing is was my first read with so much Arabic in the dialogue and narrative, but there was enough context that I got used to it. The latest 50-75 pages had me on the edge of my seat, with sweaty palms and looking around my living room say "Omg!..... OMG!!!.... Did you just see that happen?!? Did that really happen?" WE HUNT THE FLAME is imaginative, full of twists and turns, mouthwatering meal (WARNING: Do not read on an empty stomach. Seriously, obtain ready to begin cooking!) and breathtaking scenery (you can truly picture yourself there). I need book 2 and a reread, sadly only one of these can happen right now, Haha! Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Hafsah's writing and characters will captivate you from the very beginning. I can't wait to see where this story goes and what she dreams up next!*A copy was sent in exchange for an honest review, all thought and opinions are my own.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    I cannot tell you how excited I am that I obtain the opportunity and the privilege to write this review for you guys, because this is a large for me.I have been waiting for this book for two years. I have begged everyone under the sun to obtain me an ARC of this book. Then I was selected to be a part of the road team. Because of that, I was given an eARC by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review, and I shook with anticipation as I opened it and finally got absorbed into the globe of is one of the most unbelievable books I have read in two years, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Let’s obtain e first thing that drew me to this book was the fact that it is an Arab-inspired fantasy. You guys know me, fantasy is my jam, but when I hear ‘Arab inspired’ it takes less than two seconds for me to already be on board. Hafsah does not e paints a globe together with words that is so simple to obtain lost in. From the use of Arabic words to the locations that they travel, this story bleeds Ancient Arabia. She paints such awesome details, it’s almost jarring to come back to the true globe when you’ve been in the pages for so t only that, but she gives you characters that create the journey that much sweeter.I had a lot of crazy thoughts about this book (most of which she was informed of over Ig DM) (sorry Hafsah), but what I think makes this book that much sweeter is the relationship between Nasir and Zafira. I think the best thing she could have done for these characters is create them mirrors of each other, which she pulled off in such a stunning way.I don’t wish to obtain too into it, but they’re truly two halves of the same coin.I think every single hero in the main zumra is incredibly rich and well developed. I loved Altair and Nasir’s reluctant bromance, and Altair is arguably my favourite of the bunch (outside of Nasir because who doesn’t love a grumpy cinnamon roll with grey eyes). His humour and wit is something that I strongly identify with, and I lost track of the amount of times he had me laughing throughout. I know that there’s a lot more to him than banter, but the banter that he had was pure gold.I also really liked the depth that she brought to Benyamin and Kifah. They didn’t have to have a lot to them. They could have just been a fighter and a safin, but she added that additional layer. That additional bit of story to their characters that just created it that much better.I also think that this book has a couple of themes that we really need to discuss, one of the most necessary ones being the unity that all of the characters display. They are from five various caliphates. They have five various motives, five various end goals in mind, but at the end they’re working together as an entire unit for a common purpose rather than allowing themselves to be divided by petty squabbles and things that aren’t important.I don’t know if she intended it to be an overarching commentary on today’s political climate, but it definitely worked out that method because I think that we’re all different, but it’s time for us to be united and come together as one just as these five people did. Though they’re in a desert, and we’re in our own land.I also really liked that this journey they’re on was part of the driving force behind their hero development and their self-discovery. They all begin out with their own goals and motives, their own prejudices, and their own burdens. But as they travel further through the desert, they begin to unload and come into their own as fira, as an example, grew up in a globe where her merit was in something she did disguised as a man, in a society that did women no favours and created sure that people knew that women were to blame for the downfall of said society. That women had no value, no worth, and if she had just been born a man then everything would have been better for THIS ADAs she crossed through the desert, her identity becomes her own. She is Zafira, not the Hunter. She is herself, and as she becomes more and more sure in that she grows more into the person she was meant to e same goes for Nasir. The fictional love of my life, Nasir bin Ghameq. The assassin. The Prince of Death. Shaped by darkness, and afraid of the emotions he has kept away for so long. His lesson is more of an emotional one. That emotions aren’t something that have to be feared.Each of them learns from the other, each of them grows stronger and better because of the other.I really, really hope that you guys decide to pick up this book because every single page is a marvel. I hope that you guys decide to pick up this book and fall captive to the Sands of Arawiya, just like I did.I hope that you pick up this book, and you bring the desert to it’s knees in the reading of it.Hafsah, thank you for letting me be on your road team. Thank you for bringing me along on this journey. I can’t wait to see what the second book contains.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    Hafsah’s book was captivating. It’s set in an Arabian inspired fantasy with Arabian myths and legends. You can’t support but dive into this globe full throttle and go on this journey with the characters. Every step of the method you connect with the characters, especially Zafira, our fira has helped her village by masquerading as a Hunter but soon the Silver Witch calls for her to save more than her village. She is destined to go on a quest to bring back magic to the realm and accompanying her is Nasir, the son of the sultan. His job is to slay her once her task is complete. Oh the drama!The characters are witty, powerful and very relatable. You have this love hate relationship with Nasir and can’t quite grip if he’s amazing or bad. What I loved about this fantasy was the heroines! Bring on the fierce girls. They were fierce and capable of handling their own situations, whether it’s in peril or chatting to a friend. It was very refreshing to see such diverse characters.Hafash’s globe building was splendid. No information dumping here but descriptive vivid scenes with emotional connections to the characters. Every step of the method the reader is along on this journey. Hafsah writes this unbelievable globe with imagination and ancient Arabic myths, connecting a system of magic that the reader can’t support but lose themselves in the ould you read this? Yes, there’s magic, adventure, love and loss. If you love fantasy take a dive into Hafsah’s diverse fantasy globe that gives you much magic.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    This book will absolutely transport you. Faizal has written a gorgeous book filled with lush language, dark magic, and two heroes, both dangerous, who will absolutely take keep of your emotions and not allow go. Nasir is the antihero you WANT to root for, despite everything that he is. Everything he has done. Zafira is the character you're begging to search the power within her to change her world. I can't wait for the sequel because the epilogue is a ZINGER of a cliffhanger!

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    So I finished reading this about a week ago and I was trying to internalize. The globe is beautiful, the characters have unbelievable special personalities and strengths. Unfortunately I really bought into the hype and i guess because of that, during the reading i felt a bit underwhelmed. The use of language with a mixture of Arabic tied into the English was interesting. Not sure I wholly liked the changing of profanity to like, less profanity-like. Also, I feel like some of the relationships felt a bit forced writing-wise. I really did love the overall story and it got a lot faster and more action-packed towards the end, and that was fantastic. I liked the action much more than the journey part of the book if that makes sense. Overall, it was good. I'm looking forward to the next book and the growth of the author in her writing skills. I fully help her and I cant wait to see what happens next.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    Faizal's Arawiya is exotic and entrancing, risky and in need of a hero. Or a heroine - Zafira has masqueraded as the Hunter, sustaining her village, when the Silver Witch calls on her to go on a quest to save the entire sir, the son of the maniacal sultan, is charged to slay her. But only after she's completed the task that will restore magic to the realm.A thrilling debut novel. I can't wait to read the next in the series!

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    *physical arc provided by the publisher**audiobook provided by Macmillan Audio*This. Book!My initial thoughts:It took me a few chapters to really set myself up in this globe and search my footing, but once I was in, it was a glorious ride!Full disclosure, I’m kind of a sucker for adventure fantasy. Something about a group of characters going on long walks outdoors speaks to me. Maybe it’s my Lord of the Rings upbringing.We Hunt the Flame is a journey. A journey of complex and dark characters in a complex and dark world. It is full of magic, mystery, secrets, friendships, love, and loss. The globe and characters unfold beautifully with each fresh chapter, revealing just a small at a time, and I found myself engrossed by their e characters are precious and I now need to protect them at all costs! Zafira, Altair, and my sweet murder baby Nasir have become my children. They are dark, witty, strong, and when they need to be. Faizal wrote them so well and created me allow them in to my heart. I left with a fresh book husband and several fresh feels like I’m rambling. I have a hard time writing reviews for books I’ve loved because nothing does them justice. So, go read this glorious Arabic fantasy and fall madly in love with the magic and mystery and beauty of it all. Allow yourself sink your feet into the sands Faizal has made and have fun the journey.

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    We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) []  2020-1-23 0:16

    When I first heard about ‘We Hunt the Flame’ being released, I was excited to obtain it! I’m all for diverse authors putting out content, and this story has a diverse range of characters along with a plotline based in an Asian inspired world. I pre-ordered my copy, and received the book on the day of release. I really wanted to read this book for the Asian Readathon, but my work schedule caused me to have a very slow pace in completing any stories! So I read this story during the day, alongside the audiobook ver in the evening. I think I may read in this style moving forward!‘We Hunt the Flame’ tells the story of Zafira Iskander, a woman who masquerades as the Hunter in the globe of Arwiya. In this world, women are not highly regarded as respectable figures, so Zafira feels forced to hide her identity in to bring peace to her kingdom in Demenhur as a male Hunter. Only four people within her family knows Zafira’s real identity, and encourage Zafira to embrace the notion of a powerful female provider, yet she carries her fears throughout her everyday life due to uncertainty.I found the chemistry between Nasir and Zafira so captivating. Both people are caught up in their own webs of deception, yet feel unable to relinquish their crafted identities due to obligation to their people. Each person is also set out for revenge, as both individuals lost someone they dearly cared for. Nasir and Zafira are also joined by a eclectic cast of characters who encompass the various regions of Arwiya’s vast world. Out of all the side characters, I really appreciated Altair. He and Nasir have an awkward (yet humorous) alliance, and his optimistic viewpoints are a breath of new air to an otherwise harrowing situation. Altair’s lighthearted tone and intriguing backstory carries the story with amazing interest to the end.

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    If like me you loved watching Meerkat programs on television, you'll jump for joy with this e-book. It's about the journey a guild of Meerkats take across the Kalahari desert.Eliza paints attractive word pictures.Any animal lover will revel reading this, it's an awesome (probably true) story of the Meerkats' thousand mile journey through the desert, their trials and tribulations and every now and then you search attractive illustrations and photos of Bushmen oil paintings.I look forward to the continuation of this, (e-book 2) to read and delight in the next part of the Meerkats' though fictional, you feel as if you're really there with them with what seems like an accurate acc of the surroundings, geography, wildlife and the other inhabitants of the uly unbelievable reading so I would recommend that everyone should grab it, it's a light refreshing tale that can be picked up and place down a lot of times and would be amazing for those times when you're on a train, on holiday, or something to read before you go to sleep.

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    The author's love and appreciation of the Kalahari Desert, the African Bush and the special wildlife found in Southern Africa shines in this children's book. The story revolves around a guild of meerkat's and their migration across the Kalahari Desert. The geography, wildlife and descriptions are vivid and brilliantly woven into a captivating story line. You'll have fun this book---and so will your kids!

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    This book is much more than just a story about a Meerkat. It is the timeless "Hero's Journey" story told anew in the setting of the Kalahari desert. like other heros, Kaus the meerkat is exiled from her old life, and goes through adventures and hardship to triomphe, becoming her own guild e story is told with amazing detail about the animals, their characteristics and behaviour. It is almost like having a Discovery channel documentary turned fiction.I very much enjoyed quick reading the book, and I look forward to re-reading it slowly, as it should be read, whith my small girl.

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    This is a beautifully written story about those fascinating monsters called meerkats. The author creates scenes that you can experience and learn from. The kalahari desert comes to life. I am looking forward to the next books.

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    The author has crafted a charming, inspiring, adventure that follows Kaus the meerkat as she begins her journey to leader of her clan. The story is a coming of age story set in the animal globe of the Kalahari desert. The journey begins on a sad note, but follows Kaus and her guild as they leave their current home because it has become unsafe and start a fresh adventure to search a fresh is book describes in amazing detail animnals, the desert, the sunrises, sunsets and the hardships of being the leader and responsible for the clan. This book is a amazing read for kids and adults of all ages. I highly recommend this book to one and all.[...]

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    I really like this book also love the author and her family for sharing Africa with ank you for writing this. An entertaining and thoughtful story. I am not going to go into details, it's about a Meerkat and her guild and Africa and life. Obtain it you will not be disappointed. Recommended

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the wildlife and especially the owing nothing at all about them until I read this book,I now know that meerkatslive in earth lodges and have a clan-type leadership structure,and can survive and adapt well to live in desert or more grassy e author has woven this story of resilience and adventure around the meerkat and their trek northacross the Kalahari Desert.I look forward to reading this story of Kaus to my grandchildren

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    The story of Kaus grips the attention of the reader from the very first pages. She is a strong, courageous young meerkat who has to take charge and lead her family group on a long journey to their fresh home. The story is full of suspense and drama, beautifully told by Elize Drage. The reader is swept along by the adventures of the group, given insights into life in the African animal world. Highly recommended for readers of all ages. I look forward to the rest of this exciting series!

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    This is a well written book. It appears to have been edited and reviewed well.I really appreciate the method the author wove learning about a lot of various kinds of animals into the was about an animal, but the author also included a notice about leadership. The main hero was thrust into leadership and learned more about it as the story e author also showed the value of the family unit in meeting the needs of all.I recommend this book.

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    Kaus, meerkat of the Kalahari (Book 1 - The journey begins) []  2020-1-20 19:42

    Ever since The Lion King, my kids have been fascinated with the meerkat. This book paints a attractive picture of a monster so well. You're taken the globe of the meerkat and brought along for the journey. Every stage is so beautifully described, you feel as if you are there with her. This is a treasure you wish to keep, as well as one you'd like to share.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Having devoured Roxanne's first book, A Walk in the Park, I couldn't wait for her to finish this, her second travel book. It didn't disappoint (except, of course, that it came to an end.) Revelling in Roxanne's pithy and sometimes irreverent humour, I chortled my method through Travels in the Kalahari in one sitting. Yet, while being thoroughly entertaining, her writing is informative and enlightening, filled with intriguing facts and a deep love of the Kalahari. Through her knowledgeable and insightful descriptions, and her ability to engage all my senses, Roxanne transported me right into the vast red sands of the Kalahari - and I'm enriched by the experience.Write faster, please, Roxanne, your books are addictive.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    We went to Central Kalahari Android game Reserve, wilderness camping, for which we were well taken care of by Africa Insight (Pty. Ltd.) out of Gaborona, xanne Reid's travel vignettes take put in southwest Botswana, norwestern South Africa, part of Namibia in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This would be wilderness camping and she gives hints for it, although hardly enough for a rank beginner.Her descriptions for the meerkats, the rhino reunions are priceless

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Easy, informative and light reading, 'Travels in the Kalahari' provides the excellent dose of adventure and experience, the kind of knowledge and understanding that only someone who is intimately familiar with the Kalahari Park would have access to!The book is written in a delightfully conversational tone that modestly conveys this familiarity and truly expresses Roxanne's passion and love for the prised of several short-story styled chapters, the book divulges a few helpful tidbits of information, the kind of items worth knowing when visiting the National Park. Roxanne opens your eyes to even the smallest wonders found in the Kalahari and by doing so wets your appetite for the wild and makes you long for an experience equal to hers! Her subtle humor and raw experience give this book a wonderfully flowing narrative, which keeps you enthralled every step of the method as Roxanne explores the realities of Kalahari living, as well as some of the crucial environmental problems currently affecting the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. We definitely recommend the read! Amazing book! - The Safarious Team!

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    My love for the Kalahari grew with every page of this enchanting book - and I have never even been there! But Roxanne Reid's passion for the place, her delightfully descriptive writing, and her enjoyment of every facet of life (and death) in the arid region (except of course the sometimes stinky toilets and noisy tourists!) create for splendid vicarious travelling. The book has instilled in me a desire to be far more attentive to the smaller, yet ever so entertaining, monsters wherever I travel. And it has increased by a thousand fold my yearning to visit the Kgaladadi Transfrontier Park. I will hold my eyes begin for anything further that this writer produces.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    This is the excellent pre/during/post-Kalahari-visit reading material. Roxanne's jaunty recounts of her numerous visits to the Kalahari are so vivid that if you haven't been there you desperately wish to go, and if you have been there - you suddenly message so much more of what is going on right in front of you that you maybe hadn't registered before. It reads as the excellent travel-come-nature tutorial with much humour and candour. A must read for anyone planning on visiting the Kgalagadi National Park as Roxanne discusses the merits of each of the camps, roads, regions of the park, as well as a handy 'need to know' section.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Wonderfully written tales of Kalahari and amazing info of what to expect. It's amazing to know the dangers as well as what to expect in various camps. Told in a helpful, knowledgeable method with humor and obvious love of the land. Well written and an easy, enjoyable read. Thumbs up to Roxanne Reid.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    A few years ago I went to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for the first time with a group of mates and I fell instantly in love! I have always loved the bush and being away from it all and often go the Kruger National Park but why hadn't I discovered this gem before? Now the same group have our next trip planned for April 2013 and reading Roxanne's book had me wanting to package up the 4X4 immediately and set off. I've marked a number of things I wish to check-out when I obtain there and a few locations where we didin't go to latest time that are now on the must list. Remember however to avoid disappointment you need to book almost a year ahead especially if you go with a group. This is a must read for anyone who has visited or is going to visit!

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Not a lot of animal encounters but brought attention to the advancement of more resorts that will place the Kalahari experience in jeopardy as we know it today.

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    It's not often one's family holiday gets retold on the pages of a book and I have to say that reading about my family's disastrous begin to our Kgalagadi adventure brought those terrifying memories flooding back. Roxanne Reid has a method with words which enables her reader to go on a magical trip, in a part of Africa that grabs you by the heart, never to allow go. For those of us lucky enough to have spent time amongst the red dunes, this book serves as a reminder of this truly unique place. For those who haven't created the trip, I guarantee after reading this book, you will be reaching for your tent and packing your 4X4. My only criticism, it was far too short. Roxanne, I am sure there are more Kgalagadi stories to be told!

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    Travels in the Kalahari []  2020-2-6 22:59

    I loved my adventure to the Kalahari with Roxanne Reid, although I didn't ride a single mile. I travelled courtesy of the enchanting anecdotes in her book. I appreciated the unaffected, light-hearted writing style and had some amazing laughs along the way. I also became acutely aware that travel to this desert is not for the faint-hearted or poorly prepared. There's formal travel tip at the end of the book but it's also woven into the author's private acc of her trips. The book would create an perfect bonus for people planning a trip to the Kalahari and for folks who simply like to journey via a well-written book.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:3

    Alwyn Hamilton’s Character at the Fall brings a thrilling conclusion to the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. This series has been a lot of fun, it shows us djinn in a fresh method that is familiar yet still special on its own. I was sad to see this series come to an end, and what feels like so quickly too, even though it has been three years! Alas, Alwyn does it right! This series ends in just the right way!Things are tense with Amani and her mates as they search that they are prisoners in their own city. Except the bars aren’t created of iron or steel, but a ring of fire that the Sultan has made to prevent anyone from coming in or going out without his permission. Amani and squad are determined to rescue their imprisoned friends, among them being Ahmed and place him in his rightful put on the throne. Should be easy! If only they knew where their mates were being is book was quite the adventure! As with latest year, I decided I wasn’t waiting until March to read this one, so I ordered the UK copy and happily read it a few weeks early! Plus, I positively adore these covers! We beautiful much dive right back into the series where we left off, so if you’ve been waiting to binge read the series, here’s your chance! I highly recommend binge reading too, less waiting periods in between! Naturally, my memory was a small fuzzy on some things, but luckily I had my notes this time around.While Amani and her mates track across the desert trying to gather as much support as they can for the war that is sure to take put between them and the Sultan, they have in two with them, Leyla, the one who betrayed them all. I was rather surprised by her involvement with things, I mean she was one of the most deceptive people we’ve met in this series and I couldn’t stand is story involves a long, long journey it seems. For Amani and squad are beautiful much going everywhere, looking for their friends, and gathering allies for the war to come. While it may seem like things move at a slightly slower pace, I feel like it was just the right pace. There was a lot to be done before the war with the Sultan.I’m being purposely vague here as I don’t wish to give out too much information. Just know that this will be one of the best series finales you’ll read this year! It has the right amount of action, adventure, romance, laughter, and tears. Yes, there will be tears. I can’t remember how a lot of times I might have cried throughout this book! Alwyn pulls no punches, so be prepared!The relationship factor between Amani and Jin continues to grow. All I can say about all the swoony and heated moments between these two was that they were perfect! It’s just the right amount of romance to add to the action that helps to shape this into an wonderful read!I guess my only minor problem here was that final war with the Sultan. I felt like it was rather rushed. I mean after Amani spent so much time with this opponent in the latest book, I expected a somewhat drawn out war mano e mano. What we got was something else. Needless to say, I felt like that could’ve been drawn out just a tad more than it was. The final chapter was a bit of a doozie as well. While it was satisfying for the most part, I felt like something was missing from it too. It’s told like a story, like the few chapters we’ve encountered before. I thought it was fitting to end it like that, but at the same time I felt like I wanted to know more about all that happened that wasn’t quite spite those minor hang-ups regarding the ending, this was a most fantastical kind of read! Amani is one of those awesome heroines that comes into her own as the series goes on. I love seeing that transition from being powerless to the strong hero! She was awesome as was the series as is the author! While I am always saddened when a series comes to an end, I do have fun a amazing ending instead of needlessly drawing the story out. Alwyn ends this story in the most satisfying of ways! I will be looking forward to beautiful much whatever she writes next!Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:3

    Character at the Fall was the most awesome series ending book! Every book in the Rebel of the Sands series just kept getting better and better. I knew I would like this book but I ended up loving it so much because it went so beyond all my expectations. I was basically sobbing uncontrollably towards the end of this book. The characters were awesome and there was magic, so much magic! Who does not love that?! I loved the growth of Amani’s character, especially in this book as she learned how to truly control her powers. There were also a lot of reveals in this book and so a lot of questions were answered, it was so satisfying!There was much going versus Amani and her group of rebels. She had already lost a lot of people that she cared about and who had depended upon her that she carried a massive heart. Even though she rebelled versus the idea, she had been place in charge of the rebels because Prince Ahmed had been imprisoned and it was up to the rebels to obtain him out. This was Amani’s main focus because all she wanted to do was to hand the responsibility back to him. Although that may have been her driving force, over the course of her book Amani grew and her desires slowly changed and that drove this is story was filled with a lot of twists and turns. There were situations that Amani encountered that were quite surprising. I was shocked by some of the plot twists and there was never a moment where the plot became stagnant. It was such a powerful plot that kept my eyes glued to the pages. Over the series, I had become quite invested in all the characters and to read the sacrifices that were being created by these characters in this rebellion created this story quite emotional for me. It was such a rewarding reading experience!What truly sealed this series as one of my favorites was the relationships that were built between the characters. Every relationship was meaningful and everyone mattered. I loved how deeply Amani cared for all her mates and how they in turned cared about each other. I can’t even begin with how much I loved Amani and Jin’s relationship, that was truly one of the most attractive relationships! Overall, Character at the Fall was a remarkable work of fiction. I highly recommend that, if you haven’t already, you begin this series, it is one that I can read and read again. It is truly an awesome series!

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    The first book started a small slow, but it was just ground work for all that was to come. After all, you cannot build a library without first a firm foundation. Then you fill it with stories.I absolutely loved this series. Interweaving stories into the lives of the characters, and eventually ending it as a legend.“But even if the desert forgot a thousand and one of our stories, it was enough that they would tell of us at all. That long after our deaths, men and women sitting around a fire would hear that once, long ago, before we were all just stories, we lived.”The Rebel if the Sands will live on; one more person has heard their story.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    a Djinni may grant it. What an epic conclusion! Alwyn Hamilton is an wonderful writer who weaves intense action with private peril, overarching themes of what it is to be human – and not human, the lengths humans, Demdji, and Djinn will go for love and loyalty. Her prose varies from the intensely private to a mythological storyteller looking back through the ages at the show day. In all that she engages us in the peril, the heartache, and the risk while she whips us about with dust and sand that rips our hearts is is a truly satisfying conclusion, but be prepared with a box of Kleenex, real love does not end with a kiss, and while a lot of died in book 2, there are those we care about in book 3 who will live on only in memory. Prisoners are freed, traitors redeemed, lives won and lost, and the kingdom trembles in the balance. What is the of triumph?Myths are re-written, heroes resurrected, cities discovered and lost, Djinn released from the imprisonment of millennia. Move aside or join the cause; legends walk among us as fresh stories are indelibly etched on the collective memory of a nation.If you love Brandon Sanderson, Connie Willis, Louis McMaster Bujold or any of the other science fantasy greats, you will love Character at the Fall. Highly recommended. If you haven’t read the other books in this series, this is not a standalone novel; begin with Rebel of the Sands. You'll be glad that you did!

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    My heart is so full after reading the final book in the Rebel of the Sands series. From the beginning, I was pulled in until I felt like I lived and breathed in the same sands as the Blue-Eyed-Bandit. This story was woven together so perfectly with info and imagery that painted the globe and characters perfectly. I've always found that a book that can give you so much and keep just enough back to always hold you guessing, is what makes a writer great. Not just amazing or tolerable, but create your heart sing and wish to die because the series is over kind of great.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    Loved this series! This is a unbelievable finale to everything. There are a few major happenings that happened to a few characters that I felt were unnecessary and a very necessary happening that I felt was a bit sped through so those are the only reasons why I gave this 4 stars instead of 5. Overall it was a satisfying conclusion and this series has definitely become one of my favorites. I definitely recommend these books.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    This is a YA series that I totally recommend everyone to read! Amani's story is one of the best heroine stories I've read so far. Even though, most of the time her life was at risk, in all three books she kept going and fighting for what was right. Yes, she was afraid, but in her own method she never faltered. What an original hero she was. And, omg! The suspense in this book was there from beginning to end. Also, the love between Amani and Jin, wow! One of the best book couples ever! Overall, I loved the whole series. It was bittersweet in a method to reach the ending, but what a excellent ending it was!

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:3

    The Rebel of the Sands trilogy concludes with this book and what a conclusion it is! The first two books are terrific and this one does not falter for a moment. It is essential that you read the books in order, but don’t worry, you wish to read all three. Character at the Fall picks up right where the previous book ended. The rebellion is on its heels. Amani and her mates are divided with some of them imprisoned in a secret location. There are traitors, alliances, little setbacks and huge challenges along the way. I was truly swept away yet again into this fantasy globe of desert, sea, magic, Djinni, Dmedji, Sultans, Princes, heroes, and villains. Our author has made an interesting world, characters you can care about, and a complex, fast-paced story that will keep your attention. She does a unbelievable job of maintaining the integrity of her globe and using info from earlier action to drive fresh events. Her magic is rich and nuanced so it never becomes repetitive. Amani, the Blue-Eyed Bandit, is a powerful female heroine. In fact, heroes and villains are evenly distributed across gender lines. It is frustrating when a powerful series concludes with reliance on contrivance or coincidence to wrap things up. There is nothing like that in this book. One creative aspect of the writing was the juxtaposition of legend and narrative. The reader can see how time and win might enhance history to make legends. It is well done and interesting. Violence, danger, romance, and battle are very true in this book. You will not be overwhelmed with graphic detail of romance or violence. Realistically, bravery has its costs, and not all of the mates survive. I was entertained and entranced by the series. The series is appropriate for young adult readers, but it is so well-written and sufficiently complex to entertain adult readers as well.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    I really enjoyed this series, and this book lived up to the previous ones. The ending felt right and satisfying, especially in lieu of how these types of trilogies have ended in YA literature. I really enjoyed these characters and how the romance was there but it didn't overshadow everything else. The whole series was a amazing page turner, and the setting was something I never pictured reading before...so it was new and new.I will say though - the only HUGE missing link was what happened to General Hamad (Shazad's Dad)? I didn't read about him dying, or being reunited with Shazad. Their reunion would have been nice.

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    Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands Book 3) []  2020-1-19 21:4

    One of the best books I've ever read. Some other books don't really brings a closing to theoo books, and that really irks me because 'hey, we went through three books for you and in the end one of them loses his memory and she lives in forever sorrow? Rude!'But Character at the Fall isn't like that. It brings a amazing conclusion to all thee characters storylines, and making it still realistic at the samee time. By making it so that Ahmed adopts Fadi, we won't be left in the dark about what happened to him, or if he was raised to be a amazing sultan. The closing enhamces the point that Amani forgave her aunt, and that she and Tamid also forgave each other. Promises? Kept. Plots? Twisted. Prophecies? Fulfiled. Hotel? Trivago.

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    Beasts From The Dark (Brothers Of The Sands Book 3) []  2020-2-4 7:0

    Read it almost in a single sitting. So well written, perfect characterisation and it romped alone with amazing vigour. Wondering where Low is going to next. And can hardly wait.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    I cannot tell you how excited I am that I obtain the opportunity and the privilege to write this review for you guys, because this is a large for me.I have been waiting for this book for two years. I have begged everyone under the sun to obtain me an ARC of this book. Then I was selected to be a part of the road team. Because of that, I was given an eARC by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review, and I shook with anticipation as I opened it and finally got absorbed into the globe of is one of the most unbelievable books I have read in two years, and I can’t wait to tell you about it. Let’s obtain e first thing that drew me to this book was the fact that it is an Arab-inspired fantasy. You guys know me, fantasy is my jam, but when I hear ‘Arab inspired’ it takes less than two seconds for me to already be on board. Hafsah does not e paints a globe together with words that is so simple to obtain lost in. From the use of Arabic words to the locations that they travel, this story bleeds Ancient Arabia. She paints such awesome details, it’s almost jarring to come back to the true globe when you’ve been in the pages for so t only that, but she gives you characters that create the journey that much sweeter.I had a lot of crazy thoughts about this book (most of which she was informed of over Ig DM) (sorry Hafsah), but what I think makes this book that much sweeter is the relationship between Nasir and Zafira. I think the best thing she could have done for these characters is create them mirrors of each other, which she pulled off in such a stunning way.I don’t wish to obtain too into it, but they’re truly two halves of the same coin.I think every single hero in the main zumra is incredibly rich and well developed. I loved Altair and Nasir’s reluctant bromance, and Altair is arguably my favourite of the bunch (outside of Nasir because who doesn’t love a grumpy cinnamon roll with grey eyes). His humour and wit is something that I strongly identify with, and I lost track of the amount of times he had me laughing throughout. I know that there’s a lot more to him than banter, but the banter that he had was pure gold.I also really liked the depth that she brought to Benyamin and Kifah. They didn’t have to have a lot to them. They could have just been a fighter and a safin, but she added that additional layer. That additional bit of story to their characters that just created it that much better.I also think that this book has a couple of themes that we really need to discuss, one of the most necessary ones being the unity that all of the characters display. They are from five various caliphates. They have five various motives, five various end goals in mind, but at the end they’re working together as an entire unit for a common purpose rather than allowing themselves to be divided by petty squabbles and things that aren’t important.I don’t know if she intended it to be an overarching commentary on today’s political climate, but it definitely worked out that method because I think that we’re all different, but it’s time for us to be united and come together as one just as these five people did. Though they’re in a desert, and we’re in our own land.I also really liked that this journey they’re on was part of the driving force behind their hero development and their self-discovery. They all begin out with their own goals and motives, their own prejudices, and their own burdens. But as they travel further through the desert, they begin to unload and come into their own as fira, as an example, grew up in a globe where her merit was in something she did disguised as a man, in a society that did women no favours and created sure that people knew that women were to blame for the downfall of said society. That women had no value, no worth, and if she had just been born a man then everything would have been better for THIS ADAs she crossed through the desert, her identity becomes her own. She is Zafira, not the Hunter. She is herself, and as she becomes more and more sure in that she grows more into the person she was meant to e same goes for Nasir. The fictional love of my life, Nasir bin Ghameq. The assassin. The Prince of Death. Shaped by darkness, and afraid of the emotions he has kept away for so long. His lesson is more of an emotional one. That emotions aren’t something that have to be feared.Each of them learns from the other, each of them grows stronger and better because of the other.I really, really hope that you guys decide to pick up this book because every single page is a marvel. I hope that you guys decide to pick up this book and fall captive to the Sands of Arawiya, just like I did.I hope that you pick up this book, and you bring the desert to it’s knees in the reading of it.Hafsah, thank you for letting me be on your road team. Thank you for bringing me along on this journey. I can’t wait to see what the second book contains.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    *physical arc provided by the publisher**audiobook provided by Macmillan Audio*This. Book!My initial thoughts:It took me a few chapters to really set myself up in this globe and search my footing, but once I was in, it was a glorious ride!Full disclosure, I’m kind of a sucker for adventure fantasy. Something about a group of characters going on long walks outdoors speaks to me. Maybe it’s my Lord of the Rings upbringing.We Hunt the Flame is a journey. A journey of complex and dark characters in a complex and dark world. It is full of magic, mystery, secrets, friendships, love, and loss. The globe and characters unfold beautifully with each fresh chapter, revealing just a small at a time, and I found myself engrossed by their e characters are precious and I now need to protect them at all costs! Zafira, Altair, and my sweet murder baby Nasir have become my children. They are dark, witty, strong, and when they need to be. Faizal wrote them so well and created me allow them in to my heart. I left with a fresh book husband and several fresh feels like I’m rambling. I have a hard time writing reviews for books I’ve loved because nothing does them justice. So, go read this glorious Arabic fantasy and fall madly in love with the magic and mystery and beauty of it all. Allow yourself sink your feet into the sands Faizal has made and have fun the journey.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    So I finished reading this about a week ago and I was trying to internalize. The globe is beautiful, the characters have unbelievable special personalities and strengths. Unfortunately I really bought into the hype and i guess because of that, during the reading i felt a bit underwhelmed. The use of language with a mixture of Arabic tied into the English was interesting. Not sure I wholly liked the changing of profanity to like, less profanity-like. Also, I feel like some of the relationships felt a bit forced writing-wise. I really did love the overall story and it got a lot faster and more action-packed towards the end, and that was fantastic. I liked the action much more than the journey part of the book if that makes sense. Overall, it was good. I'm looking forward to the next book and the growth of the author in her writing skills. I fully help her and I cant wait to see what happens next.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    Faizal's Arawiya is exotic and entrancing, risky and in need of a hero. Or a heroine - Zafira has masqueraded as the Hunter, sustaining her village, when the Silver Witch calls on her to go on a quest to save the entire sir, the son of the maniacal sultan, is charged to slay her. But only after she's completed the task that will restore magic to the realm.A thrilling debut novel. I can't wait to read the next in the series!

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    WE HUNT THE FLAME is a sweeping Young Adult fantasy debut from Hafsah Faizal. This book has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. I’ve been watching the progress of Hafsah's story on social media since it was simply a dream, a work in progress, dubbed her “Arabian fantasy”. So you better believe that I was extremely excited (there may have been high pitched squealing) when I was selected to keep an Advanced Reader’s Copy from Macmillan/Fierce e story is told through alternating POV's between female and male protagonist. Zafira is a hunter who must hide her identity in to support provide for her people. Nasir is an killer and a prince who just wants to escape. Along with the two narrators we are blessed with so a lot of more unbelievable characters. This unlikely squad is forced to work together and set out on an impossible quest to restore magic to Arawiya. On their quest to save the kingdom, they may very well save themselves. But everyone’s secrets could bring everything crashing is was my first read with so much Arabic in the dialogue and narrative, but there was enough context that I got used to it. The latest 50-75 pages had me on the edge of my seat, with sweaty palms and looking around my living room say "Omg!..... OMG!!!.... Did you just see that happen?!? Did that really happen?" WE HUNT THE FLAME is imaginative, full of twists and turns, mouthwatering meal (WARNING: Do not read on an empty stomach. Seriously, obtain ready to begin cooking!) and breathtaking scenery (you can truly picture yourself there). I need book 2 and a reread, sadly only one of these can happen right now, Haha! Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Hafsah's writing and characters will captivate you from the very beginning. I can't wait to see where this story goes and what she dreams up next!*A copy was sent in exchange for an honest review, all thought and opinions are my own.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    The premise and a lot of the globe building is beautiful interesting, but unfortunately the writing really holds this book back. It takes method too long to actually obtain to the plot, and the whole time you don't really care about what happens to the characters. Could have really used some amazing editing to tighten it up and create it a bit more impactful. Amazing potential, but poorly executed.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    This book will absolutely transport you. Faizal has written a gorgeous book filled with lush language, dark magic, and two heroes, both dangerous, who will absolutely take keep of your emotions and not allow go. Nasir is the antihero you WANT to root for, despite everything that he is. Everything he has done. Zafira is the character you're begging to search the power within her to change her world. I can't wait for the sequel because the epilogue is a ZINGER of a cliffhanger!

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    When I first heard about ‘We Hunt the Flame’ being released, I was excited to obtain it! I’m all for diverse authors putting out content, and this story has a diverse range of characters along with a plotline based in an Asian inspired world. I pre-ordered my copy, and received the book on the day of release. I really wanted to read this book for the Asian Readathon, but my work schedule caused me to have a very slow pace in completing any stories! So I read this story during the day, alongside the audiobook ver in the evening. I think I may read in this style moving forward!‘We Hunt the Flame’ tells the story of Zafira Iskander, a woman who masquerades as the Hunter in the globe of Arwiya. In this world, women are not highly regarded as respectable figures, so Zafira feels forced to hide her identity in to bring peace to her kingdom in Demenhur as a male Hunter. Only four people within her family knows Zafira’s real identity, and encourage Zafira to embrace the notion of a powerful female provider, yet she carries her fears throughout her everyday life due to uncertainty.I found the chemistry between Nasir and Zafira so captivating. Both people are caught up in their own webs of deception, yet feel unable to relinquish their crafted identities due to obligation to their people. Each person is also set out for revenge, as both individuals lost someone they dearly cared for. Nasir and Zafira are also joined by a eclectic cast of characters who encompass the various regions of Arwiya’s vast world. Out of all the side characters, I really appreciated Altair. He and Nasir have an awkward (yet humorous) alliance, and his optimistic viewpoints are a breath of new air to an otherwise harrowing situation. Altair’s lighthearted tone and intriguing backstory carries the story with amazing interest to the end.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal is generating a lot of buzz, and for amazing reason. It’s an own-voices fantasy inspired by Arabian myths, with a lush setting, captivating characters, and a deliciously twisty plotline. The first in a duology, We Hunt the Flame is a perfectly seductive first reaction upon finishing this book was just an explosion of emotional gibberish. We Hunt the Flame is just everything I love in a book.A lush, dreamy fantasy globe that feels both wholly unique, while it’s ancient Arabia inspiration is still ever-present. The characters are SO so unbelievable and fully wrought — Zafira and her desire to be loved; poor, tortured Nasir; sassy & salacious Altair (oh, my beloved Altair!), and the list goes on. (But seriously. Dibs on Altair.)I was actually pleasantly surprised by what a unbelievable ensemble cast of characters this book contained, as the synopsis mostly focuses on Zafira & Nasir. And while it IS mostly their story, they are part of a group that really took keep of my heart. The book nerd community best prepare itself for a whole fresh meaning to the idea of #SquadGoals — because these characters are my fresh favorite fictional team.And of course, Hafsah’s gorgeous, lyrical writing. I jotted down so a lot of quotes while reading, and that’s something I rarely do! Her words completely sweep you away to the globe of Arawiya — you can smell the air, taste the food, feel the heat on your skin. Hafsah’s writing transports you right into the heart of the story. And don’t even obtain me started on some of those intense, swoony scenes! I melt just thinking about them, and the method Hafsah has made such insane tension between her e plot of We Hunt the Flame moved quickly, but in so a lot of unexpected ways. I truly wasn’t sure where things were headed until we got there, and it created for an exciting experience. But also I am now DYING to know what happens next and can’t wait to read the conclusion. Oh boy, it’s gonna be a long wait — but well worth it, I am sure.

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    We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 []  2020-1-14 19:42

    Hafsah’s book was captivating. It’s set in an Arabian inspired fantasy with Arabian myths and legends. You can’t support but dive into this globe full throttle and go on this journey with the characters. Every step of the method you connect with the characters, especially Zafira, our fira has helped her village by masquerading as a Hunter but soon the Silver Witch calls for her to save more than her village. She is destined to go on a quest to bring back magic to the realm and accompanying her is Nasir, the son of the sultan. His job is to slay her once her task is complete. Oh the drama!The characters are witty, powerful and very relatable. You have this love hate relationship with Nasir and can’t quite grip if he’s amazing or bad. What I loved about this fantasy was the heroines! Bring on the fierce girls. They were fierce and capable of handling their own situations, whether it’s in peril or chatting to a friend. It was very refreshing to see such diverse characters.Hafash’s globe building was splendid. No information dumping here but descriptive vivid scenes with emotional connections to the characters. Every step of the method the reader is along on this journey. Hafsah writes this unbelievable globe with imagination and ancient Arabic myths, connecting a system of magic that the reader can’t support but lose themselves in the ould you read this? Yes, there’s magic, adventure, love and loss. If you love fantasy take a dive into Hafsah’s diverse fantasy globe that gives you much magic.

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    Sands of Iwo Jima [Movie]  2017-10-13 21:51

    Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid. Sgt John M. Stryker is a war hardened Marine who's job it is to prepare his fresh charges for the realities of war. With no care for making friends, Stryker does what ever it takes to create these men tough and ready for the Pacific conflicts to come. Sands Of Iwo Jima is unashamedly proud in its jingoistic fervour, and rightly so. Iwo Jima, and the now immortal portrait of weary American soldiers hoisting the flag atop Mt. Suribachi, has become a bastion of bravery, a beacon of triumph if you will. So it's no surprise to search Allan Dwan's movie has no intention if deviating from boasting its colours, and hooray to that. Here as Stryker we search John Wayne giving a bit more to his hero portrayal than merely some beefcake winning the war. Wayne puts depth and sincerity into Stryker, an air of believability shines through as he shows vulnerability, we believe he can victory this battle with his men, but we also see tenderness and it lifts Sands higher than your average battle picture. Wise old director Dwan (432 directing credits to his name), weaves the picture together with admirable restraint. Fusing actual newsreel footage with his own tightly handled action sequences, Sands plays out as the tribute and rally call that it has every right to be, even finding put in the movie for three of the soldiers who hoisted that now popular flag. Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon and John Bradley are the three gentlemen to look out for. The rest of the cast don't really have to do much outside of answer to Wayne's two fold performance, but hold an eye out for a new faced Richard Jaeckel as Pfc. Frank Flynn, while I personally enjoyed the brief, but necessary contribution from Julie Bishop as Mary. Wayne received a nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards (too poor for him that 49 contained brilliant shows from the champion Broderick Crawford & a bluderbus turn from Gregory Peck), with other nominations going to the Best Story, Editing and Sound categories. Ironically it was a role Wayne didn't fancy doing, but some encouragements from battle veterans humbled him into starring. Lock and load and saddle up for a top entry in the WWII pantheon. 8/10

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Well-written and accurate, Laurens managed to meet one of the latest truly "wild" bushman groups before this awesome people became overwhelmed by modern "civilization" (to understand how they were ten years before and 20 years after Laurens' visit, I recommend "The Harmless People"). By the time anthropologists and, later, dna-scientists became fascinated by Bushmen, they could no longer hunt as they could when Laurens visited them. Laurens describes the Bushmen and their method of life with intimate care, relating to them as one human being to another. Not like a scientist studying an "object". He is also a amazing writer, for example when he describes the eland-hunt. I loved to read this book while travelling through Southern Africa. Especially for travellers to Okavango & surroundings, this is a must-read.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    A book everyone should read as it describes the fate of a people, a fate which a lot of other peoples have suffered in the past, the huge difference being here that the Bushman has been around for longer than most others

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    in 80 percent of the book the author is talking about himself and 20 percent about Kalahari.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Amazing story teller, offering hidden charm and magic between the lines. A mind-opening invitation to our ancient ways.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    In the 50s, van der Post organized a group to search the latest surviving bushmen living in their traditional way, entirely dependent on what they knew of the desert, untainted by modern thought and technology. On his parents' farm, he'd grown up with bushman workers who taught him their language and touched his heart with their stories of slaughter and abuse of their people by black tribes and whites. After immense frustration with his movie team, and fruitless weeks in the amazing swamp in the north of modern Botswana, they begin again and contact a family living in the dune country south of there. What they learn, about the very able and smart ancestors of all humanity, is both poignant and fascinating to anyone with an interest in culture and the earliest history of people.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    What a unbelievable book. Tells the story of a lost and forgotten group of people, the real South Africans.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    This book is just what I was looking for.. It told everything I wanted to know about the Kalahari. It was very well written and very simple to read. It was in amazing condition and arrived very fast. The size of the words were simple to read. I enjoyed the descriptive wording of the book. Overall amazing reading.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    While he may have a nice command of the English language, and certainly shows talent in his imaginitive descriptions, this book is not about the Kalahari Bushmen. It's like the author required a topic, and chose the bushman, so he could have a legitimate vessel to spew his philosophies and insights into the world. Does he truly care about the bushman? Half the book's story felt like it was just an excuse to talk about how the author is an outstanding person: fair, rational, logical, intuitive, expert marksman, friend, compassionate; then he also goes off for pages that are seemingly dedicated to demonizing one of the expedition's members, it's like Van Der Post was still holding a grudge from their trip, and somehow had to vent his anger and prove to everyone that he was "in the right".I wouldn't recommend this to someone interested in learning more about ancient cultures or the Kalahari bushmen; I also wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for a book about adventure. While I'm not unhappy I read this book, I do feel like I could have read something with more substance. What I gained from this book is the experience of having read something I truly didn't care for. You know how people talk about not being able to place a book down? I had a hard time picking this one back up...There's gotta be something better on the subject. This book isn't even that memorable of a spiritual journey; the books by Carlos Castaneda, the first few in the Don Juan series -- this is what I'd recommend for a "spiritual" journey.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Van der Post strikes a note in this deeply private acc of the Bushmen of the Kalahari that can be found nowhere else.

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    The Lost World Of The Kalahari: With 'The Great and the Little Memory' []  2020-2-6 22:59

    Exactly as advertised. Would from vendor again.

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    IT WAS FAIRLY BLIND FAITH THAT CAUSED ME TO BUY THIS CD. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN EXPOSED TO NAT KING COLE'S MUSIC THRU MY MOM AND GRANDMOTHER. I WONDERED WHAT A LIVE RECORDING OF NAT'S WOULD SOUND LIKE AND I AM VERY HAPPY I PURCHASED THIS FAVORTIE TRACK IS 'MR. COLE WON'T ROCK & ROLL'. IT IS HILARIOUS TO HEAR 'MONA LISA' & 'NATURE BOY' SANG [email protected]#$%!&[email protected]#$%! ROCK BEAT:) THE AUDIENCE IS LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF IT TOO!!!VERY GOOD THAT SOMEONE THOUGHT TO REISSUE THIS CD FOR THOSE OF US WHO ENJOY THE MUSIC OF OUR PARENTS ERA. ITS A GOOD CD!!

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    Love hearing Nat King Cole live. I want there were more recordings out there. This is a treasure.

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    A MUST HAVE. Nat at his best. Being a rock and roll fan from Elvis, Small Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry Buddy, and Doo-Wop. Nat was and will always be one of my favorites. I remember when I was a child and h eard Straighten up and fly right. I had come on to something special. Nat had the most unbelievable soothing and swinging voice and style that will ever be heard. Even his talking voice had the smoothness that could tame the wildest beast. This cd captures it all the smooth ballads, the swinging, the excellent piano that Nat. could play. The song -le don't Rock and Roll is worth the alone, Nat plays around with some of his classics and plays them in Rock and Roll style with extra lyrics, and guess what? Mr. Cole does Rock and Roll. The cd is remixed and the sound quality is 2016. Nat passed his unbelievable talent down to his attractive and equaly talented daughter Natalie who also was taken away from us method to early. Nobody could do it like the Cole"s. By all means obtain this cd and have fun the ONE and ONLY THE GREAT NAT KING COLE AT HIS BEST.

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    ONE OF THE GREATEST LIVE PERFORMANCES EVER, BY ANY ARTIST!!!!!

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    Dynamic in person or on wax the polished professionalism of Capitol's major recording artist prior to the emergence of The Beatles is captured in this special "live" recording. From his opening of: "Dance Ballerina, Dance" to the subtle "Funny (Not Much)"to "My Kind Of Love" to "Thou Swell"to "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" to the amazing piano solo of "Where or When" and the closer of "Joe Turner's Blues" you'll hear why Nat "King" Cole was a superstar and classic American vocalist, pianist and entertainer.His live ver of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets" is a classic.If you never saw or heard him perform in person, this recording puts you right there at The SandsHotel Copa Room in Las Vegas for an unforgettable performance. Although the voice may be a small tired as it's late or early in the A.M.; all of the professionalism comes out. This is a amazing investment in n't allow this one out of your collection once you obtain it!

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    The CD case was opened and broken, but the CD was unmarked. Other than that i love the CD thanks!

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    The product was as I expected.......clean, excellent and complete. I had the experience of listening to it by the first time back in the late 70's one night on WRVR a NY jazz radio station and I really was surprised because right there was when I learned that Nat King Cole was such a amazing musician and performer. I revived that time, thanks to Amazon and the third party that facilitated the CD.

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    Owned the original album 50 years ago. Very satisfied to search it on cd!

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    good

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    At the Sands []  2020-1-23 3:18

    This night at the Sands was, as might be expected, slick and polished. The band is great, the charts excellent: in short, a typical night in reviewer remarked that Mr. Cole's voice was "a bit husky," which is my main concern with this recording. I found his mid-range rasp (a portent of his tragic illness, perhaps) to be intrusive, although his intonation and delivery are, as always, right on the (hence, the 4th star). It's a amazing show, overall, although I would like to have heard a few more of [email protected]#$%! spite of the caveats, I highly recommend this disk.

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    Through the Kalahari Desert (1886) []  2020-1-22 21:52

    Yhe story of Farini's travels were quite interesting. Of course, the language is that of the time of its writing - the 1800s - but not much of the derogatory usage. His descriptions of the Kalahari and the animals and plants are very informative. He and his son are quite daring in their explorations. Of amazing interest are his descriptions of the falls. The pictures included are engravings of the photographic plates his son, Lulu, took.

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    Dark Parables: Queen of Sands [App]  2019-1-22 21:51

    Queen of Sands was the shortest but it is one of my favorites. I wish to the full ver when I can. The graphics are good, it's fairly simple & navigation is good. I prefer to touch an object to place it where it goes rather than slide it but that's a mino r complaints. Story is not special but The Red Riding Amazing girls are great.

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    Dark Parables: Queen of Sands [App]  2019-1-22 21:51

    Android game keeps freezing! I'm 3/4 through the android game (bought the full version), and every time I test to put the damn sandman statue by the waterfall, the damn android game freezes and I have to exit and begin the application again. Tried doing other tasks and coming back to it, but it happens over and over. I for a android game I can't finish, and I am frustrated and aggravated. I see I am far from the only one who has this problem. I am play on a HTC One, if that matters. I would like a refund, as this problem seems to have been going on for months at the very least, and there is no fix in sight.

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    Dark Parables: Queen of Sands [App]  2019-1-22 21:51

    Doesn't Disappoint As with all of the other Dark Parables I have played, I really have fun this one! Nice mix of HOGS and puzzles, a lot of with some difficulty-makes you think a little. I need to search more like this series, love them!

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