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  • Blood Ink
  • Stephen Davies
  • English
  • 19 May 2020
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Stephen Davies ✓ 9 CHARACTERS

REVIEW Blood Ink Stephen Davies ✓ 9 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stephen Davies Television football radios even music will be bannedKadija refuses to let go of her former life And something in her defiance draws Ali to herWhich path will he choo. Review by Jack Year 10Blood and Ink is hard to classify It is very much in the style of historical fiction but describes events from just 2012 Also there are elements of war romance adventure and even theology Blood and Ink charts the relationship between Ali a soldier with an Islamic extremist organisation attacking Timbuktu and Kadija the daughter of a moderate Muslim who is a guardian of local religious texts in the ancient cityAli was drawn from his remote village by Redbeard s a real terrorist fervour and promises of glory On the other side of the besieged city s walls Kadija and her father are working to save their traditional religious texts The contrast between these two lives is perfectly captured in the excellent title Blood Ink The insight into jihadism offered by this book makes it an educational resource as much as anything elseKadija s father is my favourite character because he is brave but not rash planning every move and being consistently loyal to his family and religion The best part of the story is in my opinion the old fashioned adventure section where Kadiji evades the authorities as she attempts to smuggle the precious writings to safety As Ali chases after her with an uncertain mixture of motives the tale gathers paceThis is a very good book with which it was really hard to find any problems at all Within the wider storyline an ending or epilogue featuring Redbeard might have been an improvement but he is a real person and I entirely understand and agree with the historical accuracy reasons for not doing thisI really enjoyed this book and I am going to look for other books by the author to readI give Blood and Ink 55 stars

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REVIEW Blood Ink Stephen Davies ✓ 9 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stephen Davies AllahTonight the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city. Book provided for an honest review through NetgalleyThis book was unexpectedly good I know I ve said that before about other books but honestly The story that this book tells is not what I usually go for when reading anything but there was something about this one that attracted my attention from day one I learned so much about all the issues countries in the middle east and all these things that are so relevant right now it was an unexpected learning journey and I m so glad books like this are writtenReally recommend it

SUMMARY Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stephen Davies

REVIEW Blood Ink Stephen Davies ✓ 9 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Stephen Davies Kadija is the music loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu MaliAli is a former shepherd boy trained as a warrior for. This is a difficult book to know what to do with On one hand it s a fairly boring typical Romeo and Juliet story with a twist On the other hand it s based on real events in Timbuktu in 2012 which makes it both relevant educational and sad all at once Historical Content Importance Blood and Ink is set in 2012 Timbuktu when radicals Muslims took over the city These are real life people who believe women should always be veiled in public Now Timbuktu had been to date a very progressive Muslim society in which many women chose not be veiled So this was an obvious infringement on their rights Among many other things that happened during that time of occupation Timbuktu had public lashings I cannot even begin to tell you how disturbing I find this Not only that it happened a mere five years ago but also that my sheltered Canadian self remembers hearing of the occupation of Timbuktu and not thinking it meant much at the time Let me stand corrected now Stephen Davies has opened my eyes to the radical violence that came and in some cases still comes from these jihads I find it truly disturbing I pledge from here forward to be aware of the actual circumstances that fair practicing innocent Muslims undergo And that if anything is in my power to act or do something I will Even if it s only to bring awareness Why that s not enoughHowever no matter how important or world shattering a book may be due to its context and content that doesn t make it good writing or characters interesting Without a doubt the main events based on true stories are compelling and horrifying in Blood and Ink but that s really where it ends Everything Davies added to the book his characters motivations etc are dull and cliche To take an event like the protecting of the manuscripts and dumb it down to a couple children being responsible seems offensive to the original folks who actually spent weeks achieving his smuggling act To indicate somehow that the entire occupation somehow laid on one little boys shoulders in many ways is also ludicrous What I would normally accept in completely fictional stories extraordinary children I just cannot abide by when the events actually happened in a completely different way What was wrong with telling the story the way it happened Historical Fiction is differentI read a lot of historical fiction based on true events This is one of a rare few where it s historical fiction written for the young adult crowd This intrigued me at first but after reading Blood and Ink I think that Davies has taken complex human emotions motivations and acts and dumbs them down to lowest common denominator I m not a fan of this as it seems to do disservice to the actual history I look at stories like Titanic where the storyline we follow plays no bearing on the ship sinking This I m okay with as our characters did not cause or create the iceberg hit But in Blood and Ink our two main characters appears to be behind almost all the major decisions and events This doesn t feel right to me FinallyI know there are extraordinary people and children in our world And I love to read about them But don t downplay the importance of real people by having your fictional characters take credit for things they shouldn t Because somewhere out there now is someones who perhaps believes a teen girl in Timbuktu single handedly actually did what this girl does in the book We should be cautious of ever giving too much credit to the wrong people in historical fiction To read this and of my reviews visit my blog at Epic Reading Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review