Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Nightmares Truth

Ok, so you may be thinking this post is a little strange, and you may even think that a book review is somewhat straying away from my usual style of posts. You would be absolutely correct of course, and I’ll admit it’s not really in keeping with my usual beauty and lifestyle posts, but in this case I decided to make an exception. For very good reason. This particular book was written by a friend of mine, whom I used to work with. We sat next to each other for a long time, worked in the same team, and got on really well.  Even all those years ago, I distinctly recall him talking about his writing and his goal to publish his own book in the future. All these years later, from hard work and determination, he’s finally achieved his dream and done it!
For a start, this is a pretty incredible achievement that only goes to prove that if you keep pushing, keep working, and keep your eye on the goal ahead of you, you really can accomplish some pretty amazing things. 
Now, much to my frustration at the time, Luke didn’t disclose too much about the story he was writing. He shared teeny tiny snippets of information, but decided to hold the suspense until it was absolutely perfect, and ready to be let out into the world. So you can imagine how excited I was when the release date was shared and I could finally get my hands on a copy of my own!
So, I think I’ve probably babbled on enough about why I have the book in the first place, now I should probably tell you a little about it right? Right!
 https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1sA6XytlTqxF0S38Xs82qN3ONdlmRAUb4
From the very moment you turn to the first page, you are instantly transported into an epic battle of Gladiators, Spartans and Barbarians. Even by the first few paragraphs, the language and imagery had me captivated. I’m a Legionnaires, and I love when broad vocabulary is used, especially in books. You can’t help but feel totally immersed,  right up until the battle is rudely interrupted by the stories central character, Tyler Onorare, otherwise known as Ty, awaking from his dream. 
The tempo only increases from here on out. With a classic overarching story line of good against evil but with many twists, turns and side plots that eliminate the usual predictability you’d typically find in this kind of genre. Not that you can really peg this book down to a singular genre, as it encompasses many, from horror, fantasy, mythology, suspense and history, to name but a few.
I actually took a while to get round to reading this, as I was already in the process of reading another book, that I didn’t get through particularly quickly. When I did finally pick it up however, I couldn’t put it down and got through the whole thing in as little as three sittings, which is quite unheard of for me. The story has a way of sucking you in, as you quickly get to know each of the characters in such great detail it’s almost as if you know them personally. Their personalities, their quirks and their dialog is extremely well written. When getting to the end of each chapter, I was so enthralled in the story that I just couldn’t help moving straight to the next one.
The purchase of The Nightmares Truth was primarily to support a friend, but I’m really glad I got it, and really enjoyed reading it, to the point that I've now read it twice! This book is available on Amazon, so for those of you out there who are searching for your next read, I’d highly recommend picking this one up!

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  1. Em this is such an amazing post, thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read it! And thanks even more for writing such an epic book! I can't wait to get my hands on the short story in a few weeks!

      Em x

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