The African Shieldmaiden (#Wattys2016)

The African Shieldmaiden (#Wattys2016)

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Cover by @CrankyNewtmas

TOP RANK~~7/17/2016: #5 Historical Fiction

The gods work is mysterious ways, the wheel of fortune constantly spins. One day you are on top, one day you are on bottom. You never know what your future holds for you, nor can you fight what is to come.

Growing up in the shores of the Nile Delta, Nakia has raised her younger siblings since the death of their parents. When invaders sack their village, Nakia and her siblings are captured and brought to a mysterious land with even more mysterious people. 

Bought by their queen, Nakia proves her worth as a kind hearted but also tough slave that her mistress knows she can count on. When the eldest son begins to notice her Nakia rebuffs his advances, but who is she to stop what the wheel of fortune and the gods have already set in motion?

firewall0 firewall0 Jul 11
Is this the middle passage, when they transported slaves.I Like your book, it just sounded familiar to what I learned in history. 😚
Real question, no irony: did they really grow up rice there?
Hahaha I love hw ur str888 forward but people should also knw its fiction so anything u wanna write and hw u see ur characters no matter shape color or form it's ur choice like its our choice to read if we so choose
MrSanguine MrSanguine Jul 17
Very interesting chapter. Intrigued to see what will happen once they reach land. Overall, this was pretty good and I loved the historical vibe.
Very interesting start! Love the idea of her eyes and how the north men are superstitious and fearful of her. Very nice start.
If the girl above is supposed to be the main character I love her all ready. Also I like the idea that she has visions, maybe I'm strange but I have a feeling that I'm going to absolutely obsessed about this book.