Saturday, July 26, 2014

Birds of the Nile by Nick David

Nick David - Birds of the Nile - Virtual Book Tour

Literary Fiction
Date Published: September 27, 2013

British ex-diplomat MICHAEL BLAKE has been blinded and is confined to his flat in Cairo. Every few days a visitor comes to read to him. It’s a year since he took early retirement and booked a long–awaited birding trip on the Nile.

Half way through the voyage he meets LEE YONG and finds himself falling for her. But she’s falling for REDA, their tour guide. He isn’t all he seems either and when the Egyptian revolution kicks off, BLAKE finds himself embroiled in a tangled web of love and intrigue. When REDA is captured and thrown into jail, BLAKE will be forced to decide – to help LEE YONG and join the revolution or stand aside and risk losing everything.

Set against the background of the events of January 2011, BIRDS OF THE NILE is a powerful story of loss and self discovery as three disparate characters, each with their own agenda, seek to come to terms with change. Part political thriller, part love story, BIRDS OF THE NILE reminds us of the complex nature of global cultural interaction and how, as individuals, we try to deal with it

My review:
 4 stars
Copy received for an honest review
I really enjoyed this political thriller.  The author's writing was engaging and the plot was fast paced.  I really enjoyed the cultural elements that were included and also the frank discussion about the political situation. The three main characters Lee Young, Michaell Blake and Reda were great characters.

Virtual Book Tour - July 1 - July 27

July 1 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Kick Off
July 2 - Sue Reveals and Promotions - Excerpt
July 3 - Mythical Books - Guest Post
July 4 - Deal Sharing Aunt - Interview
July 5 - Carole's Books - Excerpt
July 6 - Kelly's Thoughts on Things - Guest Post
July 7 - Indie Authors You Want to Read - Excerpt
July 8 - A Life Through Books - Review
July 9 - Simplistic Reviews - Excerpt
July 10 - Kindle Obsessed - Guest Post
July 11 - Texas Book Nook - Review
July 12 - Books, Coffee, Art - Excerpt
July 13 - My Reading Addiction - Interview
July 14 - Andi's Book Reviews - Guest Post
July 15 -Books A to Z - Guest Post
July 16 - Bilbo's Bookends - Review
July 17 - Pure Jonel - Guest Post
July 21 - Stephanie's Book Reviews - Review
July 22 - Vonnie's Reading Corner - Interview
July 23 - Books Direct - Excerpt
July 24 - Chosen By You Book Club - Interview
July 25 - Book Publicity Services - Interview
July 26 - Book Nerd - Review
July 27 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

Nick David

N.E.David is the pen name of York author Nick David. Nick tried his hand at writing at the age of 21 but like so many things in life, it did not work out first time round. Following the death of his father in 2005, he took it up again and has been successful in having a series of short novellas published both in print and online.

Nick maintains he has no personal or political message to convey but that his objective is merely to entertain the reader and he hopes this is reflected in his writing. Besides being a regular contributor to Literary Festivals and open mics in the North East Region, Nick is also a founder member of York Authors and co-presenter of Book Talk on BBC Radio York.

His debut novel, Birds of the Nile, is published by Roundfire.

Twitter: @NEDavidAuthor


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