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Blood Ink Kadija is the music loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu MaliAli is a former shepherd boy trained as a warrior for AllahTonight the Islamist rebels are coming for Timbuktu They will install a harsh regime of law and tear apart the peaceful world within the mud walls of the city Television football radios even music will be bannedKadija refuses to let go of her former life And something in her defiance draws Ali to herWhich path will he choose




10 thoughts on “Blood Ink

  1. says:

    This is a difficult book to know what to do with On one hand it's a fairly boring typical Romeo and Juliet story with a twist On the other hand it's based on real events in Timbuktu in 2012 which makes it both relevant educational and sad all at once Historical Content Importance Blood and Ink


  2. says:

    This review was originally posted on unConventional Bookviews Blood and Ink mesmerised me Very well done mixing actual events and fiction showing the differences in muslim faiths how some are stricter than others and what was done by a people to rise against their oppressors Story I was transported b


  3. says:

    “Blood and Ink” is a book that I can’t say that I enjoyed but I did find it important and educational It covers the true story of what happened in Timbuktu in 2012 The story is told in alternating points of view one being that of a local resisting the invasion and the other being that of a young fight


  4. says:

    Disclaimer I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the publisher Andersen PressI went into this honestly think that I wouldn’t like it too much but wanting to expand the genres I read and I am so glad I didAs someone who doesn’t watch the news I only knew the bear minimum about this


  5. says:

    Thank you Netgalley and Stephen Davies for a copy of this book I loved this book I know nothing about Sharia and Muslim Law and the true events that happened in Timbuktu in 2012 But the author wrote this in a way that made you want to find out what happened and didn't bore you with the all facts and although the story i


  6. says:

    Book provided for an honest review through NetgalleyThis book was unexpectedly good I know I've said that before about other books but honestly The story that this book tells is not what I usually go for when reading anything but there was something about this one that attracted my attention from day one I learned so much about


  7. says:

    Basic Keywords and Intro Romeo Juliet meets Terrorism Are you cringing yet? A Historical Fiction Novel The 2012 coup in Timbuktu Mali Ali belongs to the “Defenders of Faith” movement Ali begins to fall in love with Kadi What would he chose? Love or “ Faith”Points to addressA Where do I even start? Oh read this uote from the bo


  8. says:

    Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review This book is an important one and the story is one we read in the news rather than in novels It is based on real facts to which the author applied its own characters and plot lines but the essence is real and it feels realI really liked the characters in all their flaws and their peculiarities


  9. says:

    Review by Jack Year 10Blood and Ink is hard to classify It is very much in the style of historical fiction but describes events from just 2012 Also there are elements of war romance adventure and even theology Blood and Ink charts the relationship between Ali a soldier with an Islamic extremist organisation attacking Timbuktu; and Kadija the daught


  10. says:

    I received this book for free via Goodreads First ReadsAll I can say is 'wow'The book is young adult and definitely not a fairy tale Set around real events in 2012 and very well researched it is an always pleasant read it is not Radicalised Muslims are hard to understand in print or in person and the author has given this a good go here I could do an enti


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