Wagers of Fate: the 108 Stars

Author Noureddine Hifad’s Wagers of Fate: the 108 Stars intricately weaves together mythology inspired by the Classical Novels of the Ming Dynasty. The author creates a fictional world by blending the Soliris and Vargassian Dynasties. Under the rule of the Vargassian Dynasty, the Empire of the Golden Sun experienced a period of great prosperity and peace. However, the turbulence begins when King Darryl Vargassian meets a tragic fate. The heir, Hector, is not yet of age, and rash decisions without proper counsel lead to rebellions and opposition throughout the kingdom. As many nobles vie for power, Lord Casper seizes control of the kingdom by creating a false rebellion scenario, making him a hero to the people but quickly revealing his true intentions when Hector manages to escape. The story unfolds as preparations are made for Hector’s upcoming battle.

Hifad’s writing style is clear and concise, making it easy to read and present events in an entertaining manner. There are detailed descriptions of day-to-day activities and locations, while the passage of time and certain war scenes are summarized. This allows the reader to gain a good perspective of the characters’ lives but not be overwhelmed with battle scenes. The focus is indeed on the characters’ story, not the fighting. The storyline has multiple twists and turns, and the characters are complex and intriguing, revealing their layers as the story progresses. It is a harrowing journey highlighting Prince Hector’s determination to regain his rightful place and free his people from tyranny.

Wagers of Fate: the 108 Stars is a gripping young adult fantasy novel. It will appeal to readers who enjoy fast-paced historical fiction with action and adventure. Overall, Wagers of Fate is a thrilling read with a unique climactic twist that will keep readers engaged from the opening pages to the exciting end.

Pages: 269 | ASIN : B078TNJ77N

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Posted on April 4, 2023, in Book Reviews, Five Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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