He Who Leads

He Who Leads


Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
197 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2017
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Author Biography

M.A.N. is a young black male who is a fan of anime, manga, comics, and more and likes to incorporate elements from those forms of media into his work.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Melanie Moon for Readers' Favorite

He Who Leads by M.A.N. was an interesting read. As a lover of fantasy and science fiction, I was intrigued by the author description. The novel begins after an attack on the Akachi clan chief by a demonic double-tailed lion. After the creature succeeds in killing him, his fifteen-year-old son, Amare, becomes the new chief of the tribe. If that was not enough to bear, one of the superior warriors challenges him after Amare makes an unfavorable decision for the clan. While attempting to quell concerns within his tribe, he must also select a wife and find a new home where they can migrate to and expand. This is not an easy task, due to the other powerful clans in the area. He calls upon the expertise of his best friend, Ime, the leader of his warriors, Emeka, and his mother. However, it does not take long to discover another coup brewing within the tribe. After selecting his wife, she introduces him to a powerful ally (or enemy), depending upon if he is able to gain his trust and prove himself a capable chief. But the immediate threats that present themselves take precedence over that uncertainty.

He Who Leads by M.A.N. is filled with unique characters with exceptional abilities. Numerous female characters are emotionally and magically powerful. That is definitely one of the pleasant aspects of this novel. If you love battles scenes and magic, this would be right up your alley. He Who Leads has copious, detailed magical battles as well as emotional ones. I would have liked to have seen more characterization, but I enjoyed the novel nonetheless. One character that annoyed me was Onye. He is extremely important to the story as a whole. However, his abilities and arrogance were bothersome. I love strong characters, but I had to suspend too much disbelief for him…even for fantasy. He Who Leads was a good read as a whole. I usually look up certain words and names to understand why/if the author used them for a specific purpose. I was pleased to see that one definition of Umoya is: an immaterial force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power. Overall, this was an enjoyable read. I would certainly read more from this imaginative author.