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  • 09/2017
  • 978-0-9992750-0-9
  • 496 pages
  • $19.99
The Ossuary's Paladin
In her first released novel, Daniela Bronzy introduces her diverse cast of characters who weave in and out of the plot to propel the story of Haway Halabi. A lost, desperate and lonely Syrian refugee girl, Ms. Bronzy places us hand in hand along her forced pilgrimage and plight from her home into the unknown, where she is searching for answers and a means to gain and capture the entire the world's attention and ultimately reveal, thru her own misguided jihad, her family's long kept secrets.

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.75 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: The author crafts an excellent, multilayered, and timely mystery surrounding a Syrian refugee whose path to assimilation is thrown into disarray after an uncle's murder—an event that will lead into riveting territory that defies reader expectations.

Prose: The author writes in polished and commanding prose that seamlessly balances the story's many thematic elements.

Originality: The author offers a highly original premise that incorporates themes of xenophobia, religion, and personal identity, while also playfully challenging readers' assumptions.

Character Development: Bronzy excels at crafting the well-rounded characters that populate her story.

Blurb: This novel is a daringly original and complex study of cultural identity and xenophobia, as well as a far-reaching thriller concerning a long-held family secret.

Date Submitted: June 14, 2017

Formats
Paperback in pdf form Details
  • 09/2017
  • 978-0-9992750-0-9
  • 496 pages
  • $19.99

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