Library Tales Publishing will be releasing M. Lachi’s debut novel “The Ivory Staff,” in two days and have asked me to feature this enticingly dark, epic fairy-tale. Read all about it . . .
How was young Samiyah to know that her simple grace, wit, and beauty—exceptional traits given her peasant class—would land her in the middle of a chessboard of high-level political turmoil or that the love that blinds politics, the hate that blinds brotherhood, and the lust that blinds love would flip that chessboard on its side? Rife with passionate dialog, edgy suspense, and epic conflict, this Dark Fairy Tale follows our heroine as she journeys to heal a nation broken by the internal prejudices of class warfare, armed with nothing but stark determination.
Publisher: Library Tales Publishing
DUE TO BE PUBLISHED October 23rd!
Available for preorder:
✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ from Norm Goldman of BookPleasures on Examiner.com
“In this brief review it is quite difficult to convey the full flavor of this mesmerizing feast of a book…However, best of all we must not forget Lachi’s distinctive, unique and sometimes even chilling voice as she crafts a stunning, sprawling novel where enormous risks are taken, not least that of demanding our understanding for the monstrous and unthinkable. In addition, her development of plot is perfectly calibrated as she maintains all of the elements of the yarn in suspension.”
-Norm Goldman of BookPleasures
“You may not realize it when you first pick up this book, but you have stepped unsuspecting into a whimsical, captivating, unpredictable world and you will not be let out until the final stroke of Lachi’s pen. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read; all 365 pages easily done in one sitting. As emotionally exhausting as it is exciting, the Ivory Staff introduces Lachi as a consummate writer. I dare say this timeless story will age well; I shall be returning to it again and again.”
-Review by Efioanwan “Fifi” Edem of NewBooksNigeria
Lachi is a published author and an award nominated songwriter and composer. Her resume includes features on Oprah Radio, CBS Radio, The CW, Oxygen, and the E! and Style Networks among others.
M. Lachi lives in New York City with her life partner and enjoys reading, composing and catching live performances.