Saturday, May 5, 2012

Title: Famine
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-0-85715-892-5
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx  

Kibwe was sacrificed by his village shaman, not because the Gods demanded it to break the drought plaguing the village as the shaman proclaimed to the people, but by the manipulations of a jealous old man. The shaman wanted to be worshipped by the villagers and believed Kibwe, who had a stronger connection with the spirit world, kept the shaman from reaching his goal. However, Kibwe did not go to the expected afterlife; he became the Black Horseman Famine.

Famine is the third book in the Four Horsemen series. Famine spends most his time in Africa, spreading drought and starvation. His only solace from his unwanted duties is the brief visits to Victoria Falls, which always gives Famine a sense of peace. At twenty-eight, Ekundayo had been mining since he was ten. Hunger was a natural state for miners, working for the diamond companies. There never seemed to be enough water or food to go around. Because of malnutrition and the punishing work, his body was slowly breaking down. Ekundayo thought stealing the diamond was his only salvation.

Ekundayo and Famine share a common background. Both men are the victims of greedy men who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Ekundayo and Famine believe in the religion practiced in Africa before the arrival of European Christianity. Neither man had ever experienced love before.

T.A. Chase’s extremely enjoyable Famine illustrates a realistic view of world turmoil while contrasting the stark realities with a blend of humor provided by the bossy characters Death and Lam. Also exhibited are superb displays of the power of love.

Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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