Welcome back readers. We took a brief rest at the end of last week but we’re ready to head back into the Otherworld, and today, we have an awesome historical fantasy for you. If you’re looking for an epic fantasy worthy of your attention, you need look no further than The Guardians of Erum and the Calamitous Child of Socotra.
Step into ancient Arabia, a historic era steeped in myths and legends. It is in this backdrop that A. Ali Hasan Ali’s magnificent story, The Guardians of Erum and the Calamitous Child of Socotra, takes place. Ali tells a great tale that blends a sword and sorcery epic fantasy with something more intimate and close knit. This tale focuses on a father and son, the love of family, and how far we are willing to go to protect those we care about. Ali captures it well, along with a devious and dark form of magic produced by the jinn of the story. It’s all balanced well, together with an almost academic narrator, teaching the reader the ways of the world.
Pursued by a powerful jinn master and a mysterious sect of occultists, Fada sets out across the lush and unforgiving ancient Arabian Peninsula on a quest to rescue his son.
Legend has it that the sacrifice of a calamitous child, a child born under the Serpent-Neck star, will bring about the end of the world. Born under the Serpent-Neck star himself, jinn master Behas has sought out and killed many calamitous children to avert the destruction they portend. His next target is a boy named Dileel, the newborn son of a date farmer outside the great city of Erum. However, his plans are foisted when an occultist apprentice interferes to save the boy, and in the resulting confusion, Dileel is abducted by an unknown force. Determined to rescue his son, the humble date farmer Fada must leave behind everything he knows, enlisting powerful allies and risking his life on an unforgettable journey.
If you’re looking for a historical fantasy that blends dark sorcery, action and intrigue with plenty of heart, this story is right up your alley. Ali takes historical Arabia and runs with it, telling a tale that has the potential to appeal to anyone. With vivid, clever writing, the author has a penchant for flowing prose that will keep readers wanting to continue to turn the next page. Ali is already at work on his next story, so there’s no better time to pick up this one. Check out The Guardians of Erum and the Calamitous Child of Socotra on Amazon today!
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