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:…

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



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


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.

Barnes and Noble (25%discount)



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


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(, 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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OH MY GOD…. I’m so happy I could faint right in the middle of this po…………….



……………………..Wh………….. What happened…. I remember there was an e-mail from my publisher and…. Oh, right.

I have posted last week about how stressful my upcoming week would be not only because of my academic status, but also because of my other life, my life as an author.

My publisher informed me last week that my book ‘Psychs‘ is being reviewed by Kirkus and they will send me the review to have a look at before they place it on their website. I was so frightened that I forwarded it to my young brother and asked him to tell me if it’s good or not.
His reply gave me the courage to open the file myself… I’m so happy right now, the words that should describe me have yet to be discovered.

I can post the review here, but I’d rather link you to their website once it’s out there.

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and big boost, I couldn’t have done it without you.

Best wishes for you and all your beloved ones.

~ A. H. Amin

This is an incredibly detailed review of ‘Psychs’ on Gabina49’s blog.

This is an incredibly detailed review of ‘Psychs‘ on Gabina49’s blog.

Gabina49's Blog

Psychs: Ahmed Al-Amin

 Entities all around him entering his space, his mind and every being creating events that either did happen or maybe he imagined it all. Hassan sees images the souls of eight people appear to him and for some reason are connected to him. But, why? As we meet him he is drawn to a window where he sees a woman screaming and hoping for help. Not sure of what he might find when he arrives on the floor that he thinks she is on he opens the door and what greets him would terrify anyone to the core. Imagine seeing eight ghosts but not just any ghosts. Ones that actually seem attached to your being and seem to run in and out of your body to get where they need to go. But, what happens next is terrifying. Wherever Hassan goes he feels their presence. He realizes…

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My head may burst in the coming days…



So many things to be worried about inside and outside my head and the reason is because my double lives are both highly active at the same time.

Right now I’m two months away from becoming a full fledged doctor…. Ok, ok a dentist, anyhow, I started my midterms now and as I said once before they like me so much that they are trying their best to keep me for another semester… I almost got carpel-tunnel from answering their questions. Also, I have to finish my clinical requirements, which are a lot and some takes hours to accomplish.

Now comes my other life, the one I love more and known for by most people, my writing life. I have received some news every time I think about them jolts of excitement and fear run through me. My publishers told me that within the coming days a copy of Kirkus’s review of my novel will be sent to me. For those who don’t know who’s Kirkus they are not only one of the most reliable book reviewing magazine, they also have influences on agents, publishers and film executives, so a positive review will be BIG. But… my pessimistic dentist mind is playing the worst case scenario.

The second great news is getting an e-mail from CBC informing me that they have a copy of my book and they, their words not mine, will review the book and if they consider it for coverage, they will contact my publisher or me. The undiscovered part of the human brain where mister dentist hides is focusing on ‘IF we consider it…’, he’s a brain tumor I tell you.

The last but not least is my E-mail campaign, in which more than 500,000 people will get to have a peak at my book and, hopefully, get curious enough to click on it and view it. But the thing is it will happen next month… Oh waiting, how I love thee…

So as you can see, my second life is making it harder for me to learn how to reconstruct a broken jaw (Like I’ll ever do that). Right now, all I can do is pray and hope that all of my work will benefit in the end.