Story-viewer (The Drenai Saga)

I am the tomb-raider of reviewers; I search for hidden and rare gems that deserve more appreciation.

Today I will be talking about one of my favorite fantasy sagas, and in my opinion, an underappreciated tales with memorable characters.

 

Here’s where you can get all of David Gemmell’s books: https://www.amazon.com/David-Gemmell/…

Drenai Saga Books (In release date order):

Legend (1984) (Originally published in the United States as Against the Horde, re-released as Legend)

The King Beyond the Gate (1985) Waylander (1986) Quest for Lost Heroes (1990)

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf (1992)

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend (1993)

The Legend of Deathwalker (1996)

Winter Warriors (1997)

Hero in the Shadows (2000)

White Wolf (2004)

The Swords of Night and Day (2004)

(In Chronological order):

Knights of Dark Renown

Morningstar

Waylander

Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf

Hero in the Shadows

The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

The Legend of Deathwalker

White Wolf Legend

The King Beyond the Gate

Quest for Lost Heroes

Winter Warriors

The Swords of Night and Day

Here’s what you can learn…

 

We all crave for a good tale; searching for a portal to take us out of this world and hope we end up somewhere inspiring. This is how it started with my tale, Kima. One day in 2009, I was still a student with hopes and dreams and so many shapeless tales living within me. I casually went online to check my email. That’s when I came across to an article about beached whales in South Africa; which some might know as “Death Stranding”. On that day, I read the article and I came across something that puzzled me. The article mentioned that this started first in South Africa on Christmas Eve, 1928. This sparked my curiosity and made me think about why it happened? Who was there? How did it affect the people; to see something like that for the first time? A story started to take form, and I was already working on my first novel “Psychs” at the time. So, I did some research about life in 1928, South Africa, to see if I’ll get some good materials for my story. And that’s when I came across to something that might be the reason why whales go out from the sea. That day, and three rewrites later, have brought us to this moment, where a folk tale is now making its way out one reader at a time. goodreadlasttest-1

I’m writing today to present some of those readers who happened to have enjoyed the story and the message I am trying to spread throughout the world. Here is what you can learn about my dimension, my portal to fantasy that is based on reality and real experiences. I hope you can visit and support that message, and help spreading Kima, an inspirational light  tale with a heavy message.

 

 

review martha

 

 

“A very Enjoyable reading” ~ A Book and a Dish (This review comes with a South African dish inspired by my tale.) 5/5 Stars.

 

 

review train of thoughts

 

 

“I enjoyed reading the story and I like Amin’s writing style” ~ Strive to Engage 5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

review train“The book is really easy to read. From the first pages, the author weaves the mystery and mischief in the story” ~ Following the golden quill 5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

read watch review

 

“Pretty interesting and unique” ~ Read Watch and Think 4.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

 

review Karen

 

“A. H. Amin has created a remarkable story… It is a good read” ~ My train of thoughts on… 4/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

review tj

 

“The book is imaginative and fresh… There are life lessons to be found and understood in the pages.” ~ TJ Love Books 3.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 

review maria

 

 

“Quite fascinating and whimsical” ~ A daughter of Parchment and paper 3.5/5 Stars.

 

 

 
review darria

“The premise is magical, like fables of old passed through ancient texts and read at bedtime to the young.” ~ Darrienia 3/5 Stars.

 

 

 

 

 

Kima: amazon or you can pick it from many other online bookstores.

 

A New Christmas Read… Kima

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Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.
Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

 

Kima is a 126 pages of inspirational fantasy, and now it is only a click away. Here are some of the pre-release reviews to let you know more and pave the way towards the book.

Strive to engage

Amazon Review

Goodreads review

So if you happen to have read the reviews and found out that the novella is your cup of tea, then here is where you can have your fill of inspiration for you or that special book worm who is looking forward for a light read around the holidays.

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble (25%discount)

Amazon.ca

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.de

Amazon.fr

Amazon.it

 

 

Who’s Up For A Summer Gift?…

Who’s up for a Giveaway!!!

265 readers have already registered within only seven days. Get the chance to win 10 signed copies of my novel Psychs in celebration for my upcoming book in the thriller series; “Iblis” (Arabic for Devil).

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Psychs by A.H. Amin

Psychs

by A.H. Amin

Giveaway ends July 01, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

The giveaway ends on the first of July… a day before my birthday

Visit my website to learn more about the series( www.psychsseries.com), and please share with avid readers of your own liking, you’d make a birthday boy happy. 🙂

~ A. H. Amin

P. S. There’s also a poster involved 😉

 

 

The beginning is nigh…

Hello everyone,

I have finally listed my upcoming book since the release is getting nearer. The book is in the process of being reviewed at the moment by Kirkus reviews, Fore Word Clarion and BlueInk review. Once that is done, positively if I may add, the book will be on its course for the big release.

Iblis (Arabic for Devil) is now present on Goodreads shelves, if your fingers are itching to add an upcoming book for your summer read, then scratch that index finger of yours right here.

Iblis on goodreads

 

Oh, and one more thing. If it manages to reach 1000 before the big release, I will reveal the first three chapters from the book, which will surely leave you wanting more 🙂

 

~ A. H. Amin

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Summer eBook Giveaway: Shadows of Penumbra

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Author Margaret Alexander is giving away 10 of her recently born urban fantasy thriller, Shadows of Penumbra! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win an ebook copy.
The giveaway will be open until June 13th, when the winners will be drawn and awarded.

Here’s what you are allowed to know about Shadows of Penumbra (Blurb):

Seven sins. Seven souls. Seven weapons.

Something sinful resides in Diane’s memories, she’s certain of it. That’s why she traded them in to protect her father and her best friend.

Trained in the task of erasing criminal masterminds’ memories, Diane yawns at the notion of converting yet another Rebel. But when her target turns out to be a little less than human and a bit more than demon, a whole new breed of beings invade Diane’s world and lure her into another dimension, where the world is a ruined, enchanted mirror of reality.

Some of them are ideal doppelgangers of humans called Shadows; others are hybrids with sinister intentions. And they’re about to reveal a lot more than the reason for the trauma in her past or why the world is ending. Like who are the biggest pawns in a conspiracy to “perfect” mankind. Diane must push her mind past all limits and master a set of elements no human has ever controlled to stand any chance of confronting the organization responsible.

After they’re through with her, the Shadows give her a choice: to live the life she’s always wanted or conquer seven powerful devices that will even the odds. Good thing Diane always has a trick up her sleeve, and a partner in crime…

If you like the taste of this cup of tea, then you are in luck today. Here is the link for the Giveaway, click and start reading.

You can also find the author on Amazon, Goodreads, Blogspot and Twitter.

Link to giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/Y2JmOTUxZmI2YWFiYTE3ZTUxMzYxM2I1YjNiN2E0OjE=/

Shadows of Penumbra on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AK6K0ZE
On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16010453-shadows-of-penumbra
Official Site: http://www.apocalypseexalted.com
Author’s Blog: http://www.margaretealexander.blogspot.com/
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/markedforpower

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Epic!!!

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I decided to take a look at my novel on goodreads and came across to this newly reader of mine.

As the writer of the novel, I feel overwhelmed… As a LOST fan (TV series) I feel mildly scared since he wrote that after reaching page 108!!!

~ A. H. Amin

A quick recap on ‘Psychs’ before I reveal the second book of the series…

previously on psychs

 

I have mentioned for a while now that I will be revealing the prologue of the second book of the Psychs series, entitled ‘Iblīs’, but a wise woman once said in her poem, ‘To know your future, you must know your past’ ~ Margaret Jang. So in order to take the first step forward, let us look back and trace our steps so we can’t get lost.

There are no major spoiler’s alert, just the gist of the first book of the series and the characters. You can learn what people are saying about my thriller on goodreads, and you can visit my website and my facebook page too to learn more.

Psychs is a story that tells the history and future of a man named Hassan, explaining how his tragic event of his birth caused eight spirits to be connected to his existence, and how he started to build his relationship with them and the people around him. His history which revealed through a form of flashbacks will explain the reason why Hassan decided to pursue psychology as an academic life – which will prove to be rewarding sometimes – and then a military life as a way to put his ability to good use, using the spirits for his advantage which will give him an edge.

Another story unravels to introduce a man named Adam Goldfish; a person who was a U. S. Marine and for thirteen years presumed to be dead. The story of Adam reveals how he was betrayed by his superior and how he had spent thirteen years in a prison away from home. Adam Goldfish, also known as Shark in the story, will execute one of the greatest escapes of his time, and he will seek the one who took more than time away from him.

United, but not from the start, by a common enemy, Hassan and Adam will collaborate, the former will do so to see an end to the chaos the country is experiencing, the latter to see through his revenge… and both to try to survive from the unknown.

I hope you enjoyed what you have learned from the first book, and I hope you will enjoy the first look into the second book in the series entitled ‘Iblis’

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New updates and sum ups…

I have been quiet lately about my fiction thriller for a while because I was enjoying my vacation. I have graduated and became an official Dentist more than a month ago, since then I have placed my first draft of the second book of the Psychs series with my two most critical readers. I, however, enjoyed my first and maybe last long vacation in my life before I start my rotation.

Me at TGI Fridays

Me at TGI Fridays

 

Writing is the only work I love to do and don’t think I need a vacation from, I have finished my second book of the series and during my vacation I started reading it as a reader and not as a writer, meaning I wasn’t looking for editing or vocabulary or anything that is roughly affecting the words and needed to be smoothed out, I was reading as a hard critic who is only looking for something negative in the story itself. I have finished the book and came up with this conclusion.

I can do better

Writers should always be flexible and resilient when it comes to writing their novels, they should leave their pride out of it. When you, the writer, or anyone else find a flaw in your words or ideas you must do what’s necessary for the sake of the story.

Which is why I decided to delay the release of the second chapter in the Psychs series, The Remnant. I have already started the new modifications.

What will happen is this, I’ll be keeping my plot, which was the doorstep to the third book of the series, and to have more of what I believe my story needs, I will be combining the second book of the Psychs series with the third book, and The Remnant will be a name of one of the book’s chapters… which means the title will change too.

So allow me to introduce for the first time, the new name of the second book in the Psychs series.

Iblīs

A word which means Devil. I chose that word because it has a nice ring to it, and I believe its tone will help pickup my story to where I want it to be. And because you’ve been too good, you will soon get to hear the Prologue. It’s already been written and the rough edges are smoothed, but I am just working on presenting it in a unique manner. The first time should always be special.

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That’s how I’ve been for the last couple of days.

Another thing I’d like to mention is that I will be doing a book signing in the first bookstore that I have started selling at, and in which my old copies of my fiction thriller became a best seller where I live in Kuwait.

My thriller, Psychs, best selling fiction in Kuwait

My thriller, Psychs, best selling fiction in Kuwait

 

I will be introducing my new edition for the first time in a bookstore at That Al Salasil Bookstore (roughly translated ‘Of the series’), once I receive my new copies.

The recent and reviewed edition of the Psychs series.

The recent and reviewed edition of the Psychs series.

 

So as you can see, I will be very busy in the coming days. I’m glad the vacation has recharged me for what’s coming. It took me a while to reach there, and I couldn’t do it without the support I have received from all of my kind readers and from the help and advices I received from all the authors and agents out there.

Psychs is available in both Paperback edition and E-book edition in more than 33 online stores including:-

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Powell’s Books

Books-A-Million

Abe Books

Click here to view all the links to the online stores, and click here to visit the website.

Happy reading everyone.

~ A. H. Amin

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