ARTURO EL REY - Book Review
This large (about 378 pages), fantasy-adventure novel
should give best selling authors like Stephen King heavy
competition. Fantastically interwoven with elements of King
Arthur's realm, including a little Arthurian romance, Arturo el
Rey will keep the reader captivated.
The main character, Art Reyes, escapes gang life and joins
the Marines - but when terrorists release the devastating
plague, there was no government left to for him to serve.
Survival of mankind is tentative at best, due to the
drugged-up gangs of angry, distraught people attacking
defenseless plague survivors. Brutality and recklessness
have reduced the number of women, preserved food is
dwindling, fuel is sparse while life-saving and pain-killing
drugs are being consumed by stressed out survivors at an
One safe haven is created by a ruthless man who rules with
an iron fist. In the meantime, Art struggles to find meaning in
the haunting dreams that leave him with a feeling he has a
purpose to fulfill. As he strives to find some balance
between surviving the elements and violence and retaining
freedom, Art accidentally discovers himself. Thrown into the
position of leader and possibly the savior of civilization, Art
battles rivalries and evil men.
I can quite safely say this is one of the better books that I
have ever read. Joan Hall kept me captivated from page one
and on. I felt torn when I had to set the book down and deal
with life! An excellent read that I heartily recommend to
anyone who enjoys the adventure and fantasy genre.
Author: Joan Upton Hall
Publisher: Zumaya Otherworlds
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book
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