Description : This novel is by the author of the celebrated My Life in Crime and is his first. The life of the 'Son of Fate' is a grim struggle for survival, after his release from prison. He tries his luck at farming, and odd jobs in the city, but everything fails, and he finds himself on the wrong side of the law again. But a glimmer of hope comes when he rescues a tycoon.
Description : Sons of Fate: A lost chapter in the history of ancient Japan and the code of the Samurai via an unlikely warrior from the most foreign of lands. It is the Tokugawa era. The Shogunate having suppressed the constant rebellions of the nation now sets its sights on expanding their dominance throughout the world. In doing so, General Daiki Jinjaku is commissioned to lead a small fleet seaward in order to gain new trade routes, and charter waterways to new lands. The general having the utmost pride towards his duty towards his nation triumphantly goes forth, leaving his beloved wife and young son Omo behind. Omo, wanting to grow up in the honorable ways of Daiki promises to work hard in everything he does in order to reach his fathers greatness. Daiki promises that one day he will return to his homeland to see the pride of Japan his son has become. Many years later, on the way home from their mission, the samurai are overwhelmed by obstacles obscuring their journey. This mission, almost form the onset is met with great catastrophe and most of the fleet is lost. Eventually, only Daiki reaches mainland, as the only survivor, and manages to settle in his new home, where he is now stranded. That land is Africa. Through circumstance, he meets a young and impressionable boy named Kamau, who wins Daiki’s favor through sheer will. From the onset of the mission, Daiki has not understood the tragedy in his life. His failures’, far outweighing his success, his only option is to press forward. Not being able to see where his destiny is leading him, he questions his actions and how they lead to his comrade’s death. KNOWING that he may never see his wife and child again, Daiki finally realizes his purpose, through the child Kamau, Daiki decides to take on the child as his apprentice, teaching him EVERYTHING he has learned in his life. Doing this as a tribute to his son, his son, in the time span form leaving Edo to arriving in this foreign land, is now a man. A man he knows he may never see again.
Description : The eleven essays collected in this volume engage the objective of Rodopi's Dialogue Series by creating multidirectional conversations in which senior and younger scholars interact with each other and with previous scholars who have weighed in on the novel's import. Speaking from distant corners of the world, the contributors to this book reflect an international interest in Wright's unique combination of literary strategies and social aims. The present volume may be of interest for students who are not very familiar with Wright's classic text as well as for scholars and Richard Wright specialists.
Description : A gripping addition to The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire series by New York Times Bestselling Author, A K Michaels. Follow Joey’s journey as he says goodbye to his life of luxury, with doting parents, and a sister he loves in ‘Sin City’. With each passing day he is more unsettled as his Wolf strives to live as its DNA is programmed: within a Pack. After all, it’s not just any Pack he wants. He is determined to join the very Pack that almost killed his father. He has no idea of the hardships ahead, but he faces everything with a deep resolve to gain his dream: Alpha status. Nothing less will suffice, even if he dies trying. Joey will give up everything to win his rightful place and seal his fate.
Description : An instant success and bestseller in Kenya, which ran into 6 reprints, this prize-winning novel marked the beginning of popular literature in Kenya. Mangua's novel is a fictional, autobiographical account of the son of a prostitute. The male narrator describes his life as the orphan of a prostitute in the slums of Nairobi, a young man frequenting bars and brothels, a student, corrupt civil servant and seasonal convict. His is a humorous and cynical account revealing much about the unsavoury aspects of a world experiencing rapid social change. Charles Mangua is a prolific writer of popular literature, and author of three other novels, Son of Woman in Mombasa (the sequel to Son of Woman), A Tail in the Mouth, and Kanina and I.
Description : Though Sean O’Hanlon was a United States Navy SEAL and considered himself American above all else, he was irrevocably tied to the land of his birth. Bound to an ancient land, it’s history and it’s people by a seemingly cruel fate, Sean struggles to make sense of the legacy left to him by successive generations of O’Hanlons. He sacrificed everything to become a SEAL like his father before him. However, once the Trident was won he begins to doubt then curse the choices he has made in his life. He longs for the life he could have had with his precious Maggie. Their love transcended their own mortality, yet whether by God’s design or his own ill choices they could never be together. And so Sean is commanded to his fate, embarking on a journey that takes him from the “troubles” in Northern Ireland to the jungles of South East Asia. From sunny California beaches to the wind swept mountains of northern Iran and from the polished corridors of the Pentagon to the cool morning skies above the Iraqi desert. Like pieces of a puzzle, every turn in his life is an integral part of a prophetic equation. Trained as a Navy SEAL he is an expert in the special warefare arena. And in the flooded tunels of Cambodia, he learns first hand about the horrors of biological weapons. Ultimately, the final piece of the puzzle leads Sean back to where it all began- his native Derry. A terrorist holds the United Kingdom hostage with the threat of releasing a deadly virus. And only Sean O'Hanlon knows where to find him and how to stop him. Through it all, he strives to make his own destiny, only to succumb time and time again to an unyielding fate; the fate of Irish sons.
Description : Written by the author of the popular Son of Fate, this follow-up story tells of Adams Wamathina, better known as Son of Fate, who is searching for a trophy which other parties will stop at nothing to get. The action takes place in Nairobi and Tanzania and Son of Fate finds himself involved with car chases and murder as he becomes embroiled in the chase.