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Inspired by actual events.

Betrayed and left for dead, a soldier in 13th-century East Africa winds up in hiding as a monk in Roha (Lalibela). He soon gets romantically entangled with a wealthy heiress as he struggles to maintain his monastic vows. However, when old enemies resurface and threaten those he has come to care for, he secretly picks up the sword again, offering salvation by day with the Bible, but secretly exacting deadly vengeance and justice by night with the sword.

©2020 Anthony Nana Kwamu (P)2022 Anthony Nana Kwamu

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Fascinating Ethiopian historical fiction

Learned about this on Kwamu's TikTok! The story is an exciting action adventure but even more than that it pulls you in to learn about Ethiopian history. I love learning about what seemed like a far away culture but hits a lot closer to home in Christian history. ex: J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the rings such as the riders of Rohan were directly taken from Ethiopian history. I find it fun to cross check some of the stories and it blows my mind how this is real such as the underground churches. historical fiction is new to me and this makes me want to look for more of the Genre but more than anything this fantastic author! the narrator is awesome too I love the cadence and pronunciations that make me want to learn more about this history and maybe visit there one day.

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Wow!

This was an amazing story! From start to a very action packed and unexpected ending. I love this story especially because it speaks of African history without beginning with slavery or some other form of humiliation suffered by Africans and African Americans. This is a story of kings, lords and ladies who look like me. Everyone needs a copy of this!

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An African historical fantasy that delivers!

Fantastic book, kept me hooked. Writer's capability to pull you into 13th century East Africa and visualize is impeccable! Highly Recommended.

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loved it

I loved this book and I'm so glad I found it!
The story is rich and beautiful, and sucked me right in. I'll definitely be following Anthony Nana Kwamu and reading whatever comes next ❤

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Good book, stopped at chapter 8

Great story!! But when I got to chapter 8 the book suddenly stopped. I can’t figure how to get the rest of the chapters

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  • 03-26-22

cool story

this was sn enjoyable story a great historical fiction, im sure the inspiration for the redmonk was badass