Well, I’ve had the pleasure of reading another great book by an independent author. Seriously, who needs publishers? Here we go:
A Reverie of Brothers is a powerful first novel by author R.D. Shanks.
Set in the imaginary world of Horizon, this is not a fantasy novel but a story about the subtle struggle for power within relationships and between individuals.
The beautifully crafted descriptions of the royal family and the all important advisors who, “resemble a choir of octogenarian angels”, put me in mind of the Game of Thrones series. However, I would say this novel is less about the political and more about the psychological battles.
Eli is the king in charge and he is struggling against the insolence of his eldest son, Prince Chiron. Meanwhile, the younger son, Acario, has problems of his own dealing with the manipulations of ‘viscous and vengeful’ Ava – his cousin who has a mysterious hold over him.
These are intriguing and relatable characters who keep you reading to the end through several unexpected and expertly crafted twists.
Shanks has done a brilliant job with this novel, which should be enjoyed by a wide range of readers.
I’ll be posting on Amazon now and checking Goodreads. I’ve a mystery to read next, ‘Community Garden’ by Karin Boutall, which looks great. That review should be here very soon thanks to me spraining my ankle yesterday! Nothing to do but read 😁.
Meanwhile, if you’re an independent author and would be interested in exchanging reviews, please send me a message.
A Reverie of Brothers https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1505631394/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_n1NPub1QZ2BMP