Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Review of My Father's Kingdom

Review of 'My Father's Kingdom' - by James W George


Review of 'My Father's Kingdom'

This is a historical fiction and extremely atmospheric book. I found this quite a heavy book that took a lot of concentration. At first I struggled to get into the story, but I found once I became immersed into the language and drama that was unfolding, I began to enjoy reading. This book is extremely rich in both it's characters and language. I loved the depth of the characters. George has a great skill in story telling. He writes well, and with great power to his writing.

Although I didn't know anything at all about this period in history, I felt that the book was very well researched and interesting. There were some complicated character names that threw me off a little and like I've said, this book requires quite a bit of concentration. Once I'd overcome this, the story flowed for me more. The book gathered pace as it progressed and I was able to immersed myself in the world of 1671 New England. Overall, I enjoyed reading 'My Father's Kingdom,' and feel that I have learnt a lot along the journey as history was brought vividly to life.

Thank you so much to the author for the copy of the book.

The year is 1671 and New England is in turmoil. Fifty years after the Pilgrims’ miraculous alliance with the great Massasoit and the Wampanoag nation, friend has become foe. Thrust into the center of events is Reverend Israel Brewster, an idealistic young minister with a famous grandfather and a tragic past. Meanwhile, Massasoit's son Metacomet, known as "King Philip" by the English, is tormented by both the present and the past. He is watching the resources and culture of the Wampanoag nation fade away at the hands of the English and desperately wishes to restore hope and security to his people. In a world of religious fervor, devastating sickness, and incessant greed, can the alliance of their forefathers survive? Or will New England feel the wrath of tragic, bloody war?

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James W. George is a military veteran and debut author currently residing in Virginia. He is a graduate of Boston University and a lover of history and historical fiction.

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