Review: A Reign Supreme by Richard Crystal

Reign Supreme

A Reign Supreme
written by Richard Crystal
published by Premier Digital Publishing

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: 
It was mediocre.

Stereotypical, predictable, and unlikeable pretty much sum up the characters and plot in A Reign Supreme.

He starts out with unique storyline. But you see the ending coming from about 5% into the book. From there you just have to see how it happens.

The Americans in the novel are immature, brash, and immoral. They act more like bratty frat boys than international business professionals. And that was probably the biggest turn-off for me. The one bright spot is when Mr. Thornburg fires Michael Lassiter. But you have to stick it out to the end to enjoy it.


Would I recommend it: No.

Will I read it again: No.

About the book: 
When a copper deposit is discovered on the land of the Makenda tribe in eastern Kenya, a young king, Ule Samanga, is told to relocate his people to a refugee camp in Nairobi or risk imprisonment. When all appears lost, the young king discovers the existence of Curtis Jackson, a mysterious half-brother presently living in New York. Believing this unexpected news is an omen from the spirit of his ancestors, he eagerly seeks his help to save their sacred tribal homeland. A struggling mortgage broker and former jazz prodigy, Curtis initially has no interest in developing a relationship with his newly found African family. But when he’s presented with an intriguing business offer, he embarks on a journey to Africa that becomes a spiritual odyssey, changing him in ways he never imagined.

In this assured debut, Richard Crystal weaves a complex story of contemporary moral imperatives conceived during Obama’s victorious election as America’s first black President. Themes of corporate malfeasance and exploitation will resonate with readers of The Constant Gardener and Blood Diamond. But beyond the various political machinations, readers will find a heartwarming story infused with the strains of Coltrane, the history of jazz and the enduring power of family.