Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Review: Seed of Mankind By Sabrina James Riley

  The Sumerians were a richly cultured civilization that thrived in Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq - for thousands of years. Among their other remarkable feats, the Sumerians had a deep, organized religion that included an entire pantheon of gods and goddesses that built the foundation for aspects of modern day religion.
  People and gods what a difference. What if we were wrong? What if they arnt so different. What if the story we were told was written by the wrong person.
  Four Thousand years in our past, Zenuah and exhiled and banished man starts on a glorious journey that begins when he learns the truth about the gods his people worship so dearly.
  Zenuah is a Sumerian man who, after learning to survive in the rough Outer Lands with the others exiled from the great city-state of Sirpag (Shuruppak),has to make a choice.
  Either prove to his people that their gods aren't who they say they are, or let them die.
  With the help of his childhood friend, a whole family of allies, a powerful woman who steals his heart, and an intelligent magpie, Zenuah must stand up for what is right, no matter what it may cost him. 
  Lies of the past threaten their future, to destroy the world they know, and it falls to Zenuah and Aiya, the powerful, strong , independent woman hes been waiting for all his life to love, the one hes falling for, to build their own truth to save the seed of mankind.

I relate to Zenuah and his yearning for falling in love with someone and not just settling for the girls in his town/area.

Plot and scene are wonderful. Works out wonderfully as its based on a specific time in history.

Writing is beautifully worded though it did take me awhile to get into the book. The dialog is great and easy to read. Was slightly hard to follow what was going on but i caught on and went with the flow.

4 stars

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