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Friday, April 22, 2011

review: the MPire: in search of the lost by T.L. James

Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains. - Sam Walter Foss

Mallory Towneson Haulm has built his own successful financial empire. he is rich, sophisticated, handsome, fashionable, powerful and a womanizer - a veritable man of the world. separated from his family for fourteen years, he is summoned to join his three brothers in running The Family Business. Mallory's secure life crashes when he learns of his role and true nature as Death, the fourth horseman of the Apocalypse.
i find it hard to pinpoint which type of genre this book belongs to. i have never read anything like this before. mysterious and strange occurrences abound that appear normal to the characters. there are references to the Apocalypse, flashbacks wrapped in mystery plus graphic sensual trysts between the main protagonist and his "conquests" that seem surreal and dreamlike at times.
how i feel about this book is akin to the feeling i had when i was reading Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. author T.L. James has whipped up a blend of the sublime and ordinary, the familiar and the unknown. i did not know where things were going or how they would turn out but all the same,  i was having such a great time.
The MPire: In Search Of The Lost is the first book in The MPire Trilogy. my interest and curiosity was definitely piqued and i look forward to reading the second part The MPire: Death Cometh (available now) and the third one The MPire: Trinity which will be released on September 8, 2011.
i also received as a gift from the author a copy of The MPire Chronicles of the Haulm Boys. this prequel may provide more answers and details or it may not. nonetheless, i would not miss reading it for the world!

*The MPire: In Search Of The Lost is available at Amazon (paperback and Kindle). for more information about T.L. James and her work, please visit http://www.authortljames.com/

my personal rating is:
The MPire: In Search of the Lost contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under

Disclosure of Material Connection: i am a host for the NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™ and i received a copy of The MPire: In Search Of The Lost from the author herself. payment may have been received by NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™ but i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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