Friday, December 2, 2011

Blog Tour: Mirror of N'de (Review)

Looking for something to fill your reading "void" now what you've graduated with Harry Potter, or completed the Hunger Games trilogy, you might want to pick up The Mirror of N'de, the freshman release by L.K. Malone.

The book, set in the mythical city of N'de, focus on the lives of 13-year-old Hadlay and her people, the Ramash. Like the Hunger Games series, the book finds a group of people (The Ramash) who are oppressed by the ruling party and the government (the Oresed). It also focuses on a group of young men and women (think tributes) who are called upon to serve the rulers.

The Mirror of N'de focuses on Hadley's life and how she experiences a series of dreams which we later learn are destined to help her save her people.

I think readers will empathize with Hadley's desire to save her people and understand the choices she makes in order to find the Savior - and ultimate salvation - for those in her life. Her life almost has a "Queen Esther" feel to it. As if it was her destiny to help chart the future of her family.

On the scale of one to five, with five being the highest, I give this book a solid four. While it took a bit to get into the story, once the author "hooked" me, I stayed till the end to see what happened. Through vivid word pictures, L.K. Malone has created a story that while fiction, shows a picture of humanity that truly happens when someone in power oppresses another segment of the population.

I think people who like the fantasy genre may find this book interesting. I enjoyed reading it and delving into the world created by the author. With the cliffhanger ending, I wouldn't be surprised to see a second book be developed to continue Hadley's story.

About The Mirror of N'de:
From The Publisher
In the mythical city of N’de lives thirteen-year-old Hadlay and her people, the Ramash. Scorned and abused by the unloving and absent Emperor, the Ramash are poor people, placed second to the ruling class of the Oresed. Young but bold, Hadlay rages against the injustice in her city. When she is chosen for the honor of serving the Prince in the Tower, she hopes to find a way to right the wrong... but soon discovers that things are worse than she believed.

While Hadlay works to better her people’s condition, she struggles to abide with the abusive Oresed and understand the meaning of her dreams in which a fantastical white horse appears to her and speaks in riddles. When Hadlay stumbles into one of the Tower’s secret rooms, she discovers a hidden mirror that doesn’t just show her reflection, but reveals much more: the horse’s name is Sirach and he has a plan to save the children of N’de, if only Hadlay can bring them to the mirror. Hiding her knowledge of Sirach from the Prince, Hadlay sets out to do Sirach’s bidding. But when Sirach’s presence is revealed, Hadley’s life is in danger and the only way to save her is for Sirach to give up his own.

Crafting powerful narrative and creative characters, author L. K. Malone spins a compelling tale that combines exciting entertainment and the Christian story. In The Mirror of N’de, readers will empathize with the desires of an oppressed people, will anger at the affliction of a cruel adversary, and ultimately rejoice with the revelation of a Savior.

More About The Author
L. K. Malone is an insatiable reader who devours nearly a book a day when she isn’t writing. Favorite genres include political thrillers, historical fiction, romance, and fantasy. Some of her favorite reads include the Hunger Games series and the Harry Potter books, which inspired her to try her hand at fantasy with a Judeo-Christian twist.

Malone is a Colorado native with a large extended family, which includes two lovely young women who graciously let her mentor them through the Denver Kids program, and a handsome menagerie of pets.

More About The Book


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review! I really appreciate your keen insights!

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