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Friday, February 7, 2014

Book Highlight: Believe by S. F. Malik

"They are the most brutal Empire we have known for generations. 
I am a seventeen year old slave boy, who must endure a life of servitude and sacrifice to keep my family alive. 
They took away my mother, my sister, my friends, everything I have cared for including my love. 
I inadvertently struck out and my actions started a chain reaction which led to war and a full scale rebellion. 
They have sent two armies to crush our resistance. 
I have an army of 300 maltreated slave children. 
They have an army of 5000 battle hardened men. 
I have hijacked an armoured State train. 
They have a limitless arsenal of the most sophisticated weapons on the face of the earth. 
I have promised my army of slave children to get them to freedom or die trying. 
They have vowed to kill every single slave child and have promised to handsomely reward the one who brings my head. 
I have made a pledge to my younger sister and will cheat death as many times as it takes to fulfil it. 
They are planning victory celebrations as a foregone conclusion, and have ordered ingeniously gruesome deaths for my soldiers and our families. 
What they don’t know is…we have a stolen nuclear warhead in our possession and we intend to deliver it to the Emperor’s doorstep." 

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Review to come March 24th!!


“My hate strengthens my resolve, and helps me remember exactly who I am… a believer. And I would spurn this limitless wealth built upon the blood of my people. I would rather die penniless in the arms of my Joseph, than live as a queen haunted by guilt and shame.”