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Cool ARC Book Review: Chronicles of Anne by Naif Makmi, Adel Saud

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About Chronicles of Anne by Naif Makmi, Adel Saud

Thirteen years after the cruel death of her parents that were killed for breaking the rules for falling in love, Anne is born and grows up in an orphanage home without a trace of who she really is.

Living in a world full of sorcery, Anne has a passion to become a witch. She gets the opportunity to become one but strange things begins to happen when she realizes that she has a destiny to fulfill— Liberating a nation in another dimension from the hands of their enemies in another dimension.

When Anne realizes what her identity is, she is left with accepting her fate or running away from a bloody war that has come to take the lives of those who live amongst her.

How far can she go as a girl with no idea of the powers she has, in order to win the war and how many sacrifices will she face to become the chosen one?

Chronicles of Anne Review

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I was compensated by the author for writing this review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and are based on my honest personal experience reading the book. Nor did the author in any way shape or form ever pressure me to give a positive review.

Reading Chronicles of Anne was an exhilarating experience because my name is Anne also. In addition to the fact that fantasy adventure is one of my favourite genres, this book resonated with me on an entirely different level of reliability, engagement, and immersion. The fantastical elements and Anne’s character development seemed to intertwine with my own affinity for the genre, creating a captivating synergy that heightened the enjoyment of the narrative.

The Chronicles of Anne is a fantasy adventure novel set in a world where magic exists in two different dimensions. The story starts in 1600s Scandinavia, where a young and skillful wizard named Mikael takes center stage. It’s there he crosses paths with a ghost of a young woman called Alice. Mikael fell in love with her quite quickly, but Alice was originally quite hostile about Mikael’s presence. Though eventually, she fell in love with him too, leading to the birth of their daughter Anne. But their daughters’ birth concluded with their tragic deaths and her abduction. Mikael and Alice’s story and death were so honestly a bit sad to read. I think it had a stronger emotional impact on me than I expected because this “prologue” was a lot longer than usual. So I got attached to them for a bit purely because of how detailed their story was.

After this, we were finally introduced to the protagonist of the story, Anne. Anne is an orphaned girl who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the pursuit of studying sorcery. The narrative distinctly embodies a tale of character development, as readers bear witness to Anne’s transformation from a state of vulnerability to one of strength. The sense of gratification derived from this evolution is not immediate; it unfurls gradually as her story unfolds, rather than being instantly evident at the story’s commencement. The connection between Mikael and Anne in the end wasn’t very surprising to me though. I don’t know about others but if felt like if you’ve read the book, it’s really easy to put two and two together.

Chronicles of Anne is an enchanting tapestry of fantastical elements and vivid characters. Makmi and Saud deftly blend magic and realism to craft a narrative that unfolds like a rich painting, each layer revealing new depths of intrigue and emotion. As Anne embarks on a quest to liberate a distant dimension from its oppressors, the narrative races to a thrilling climax that masterfully weaves the threads of destiny into a satisfying conclusion.

So yeah. Chronicles of Anne is a compelling and immersive fantasy novel that skillfully explores themes of love, loss, growth, and destiny. I think it was a fairly interesting story and is pleasant read that lived up for what it’s advertising to be. If the promise seems interesting to you then you should check it out.

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About the Authors of Chronicles of Anne

Naif Makmi

Fantasy, science-fiction, and thriller writer Naif Makmi live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he is known for his extremely imaginative fantasy, sci-fi and game writing, he is a co-founder of the Game Legends Studio. His science fiction debut novel 2059, a mind-blowing post-apocalyptic sci-fi, packed with action and adventure, alien contact and zombies is now gaining momentum on Amazon and other booksellers worldwide. 

Adel Saud

Adel Saud is a fantasy an thriller novelist, Game designer and founder of Game Legends Studio in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His debut novel of Chronicles of Anne, a magical realism historical novel is gaining momentum on Amazon and other bookstore retailers.

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