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The Fates - Tino Georgiou

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Author: Tino Georgiou / Genre: Fiction / Publisher: iUniverse.com

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      20.03.2008 13:32

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      Best-selling novelist Tino Georgiou offers us a searing epic of Mythological Greece in turmoil. His tale is a powerful, harrowing depiction of Greece, but also a lyrical evocation of the lives and enduring hopes of its resilient characters. This book achieves something rare and beautiful. In the beginning, I was reading the book, wanting to know what happened next because I wanted to know the story. As the book continued, I found myself even more gripped by it. Not because I wanted to know what happened next, but because throughout the course of the book, through artful storytelling, the author makes us care about the layered, flawed and interesting people whose story he is telling. The characters are sold to us so completely that it is hard not to believe that these characters actually exist, and that the story is not in-fact a real autobiography.

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      03.03.2008 20:48
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      Dont Buy It!!!!

      Before purchasing this book, I had read many, many mixed reviews - so I decided to buy it and have a read for myself.



      Synopsis
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      For faithful service to the King, Sir Nicholas Constinos, lead soldier in the Spartan army, is given Karabey Palace, an ancient crumbling ruin situated in the heart of a hostile Turkish countryside. As a Greek stronghold, Sir Nicholas is to keep the peace and demand obedience to Greek law. Although the honorable Nicholas longs for a peaceful coexistence, he quickly learns that the Turkish villagers have little use for or trust in Greek conquerors. When Nicholas encounters the beautiful Leah Baal, daughter of a revered Turkish hero, he loses his heart and is determined to have her for his wife, but by Greek law she is forbidden. Tension builds when Nicholas and Leah unite to face the king Nicholas has defied, the village Leah has betrayed, and the scorned man who makes a blood vow to claim Leah as his own.



      Information
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      Price: RRP: £10.00
      Paperback: 296 pages

      Publisher: iUniverse.com (16 Aug 2007)

      ISBN-10: 0595464335
      ISBN-13: 978-0595464333

      Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm



      My Opinion
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      I am a sucker for Greek mythology. I thought this was an interesting read - but nothing more. The characters personalities had nothing, and didn't develop any further as you would expect reading on through the novel. The characters are very one dimensional and lack depth and not to mention they have unbelievable names!

      There are some well written parts to the novel - but then you are shadowed with disappointment. This novel has no gripping edge.

      Through reading the book - I had noticed some spelling mistakes, and a lack grammar. The author's vocabulary doesn't seem to expand very far; therefore there is a lot of repeated wording.

      As this novel was based in historical times - the author should have done a little research; another thing which was lacking!



      Conclusion
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      It seems the novel has not been edited; peer reviewed and has been self published (by iuniverse.com)

      The novel lacks research by the auther, vocabulary and depth.

      I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    For faithful service to the King, Sir Nicholas Constinos, lead soldier in the Spartan army, is given Karabey Palace, an ancient crumbling ruin situated in the heart of a hostile Turkish countryside. As a Greek stronghold, Sir Nicholas is to keep the peace and demand obedience to Greek law. Although the honorable Nicholas longs for a peaceful coexistence, he quickly learns that the Turkish villagers have little use for or trust in Greek conquerors. When Nicholas encounters the beautiful Leah Baal, daughter of a revered Turkish hero, he loses his heart and is determined to have her for his wife, but by Greek law she is forbidden. Tension builds when Nicholas and Leah unite to face the king Nicholas has defied, the village Leah has betrayed, and the scorned man who makes a blood vow to claim Leah as his own.