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ARC Review: Dogma of the Five Kingdoms (Book 2 of A Five Kingdoms of Cordizal Series)

Dogma of the Five Kingdoms by Charles K. Jordan In Dogma of the Five Kingdoms , Book 2 of his Five Kingdoms of Cordizal series, Charles K. Jordan again plunges us straightaway into the events unfolding on the continent of Cordizal. Though the war between the Five Kingdoms and the undead Scourge continues, the focus in Book 2 is on the unfolding scheme of the mysterious figure Ta'Lin and his followers. As the book unfolds we see Ta'Lin working to resurrect powerful magik from the past. His scheme threatens to bring an end to the Five Kingdoms themselves, and may lead to a fate worse than death for their citizens. Book 2 picks up right where Book 1 left off. (My review of the first book is here .) While there is the occasional bit of backstory provided, most of the action proceeds apace. The Kingdoms of the Grang, the Nawahl, the Ramons, Arzans and Xandrans, and the ongoing war, are taken as a given. Some of the happenings in Book 1 are alluded to, but not delved into or repeate

Review: Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

I did not know of the Osage murders before reading this book, and the story is pretty shocking. It will leave you angry, frustrated, and disappointed in your fellow man, and saddened at the capacity for man's inhumanity to man. The fact that only some of the crimes documented in this book were ever actually brought to justice is truly awful, as is the fact that we may never know the full extent of the crimes that occurred.

Knowing that the events in this story were going on in Oklahoma in the 1920s - the same timeframe as the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre - makes you think early Oklahoma must have been a very twisted place.

Four stars for how the author laid out the story, for his matter of fact writing style, and for providing just enough background to center the story without letting it get in the way.

Not as thrilled with the audiobook narration. There were three narrators, one for each of the Parts of the book. Of the three, Will Patton did the best job in my opinion, with a gruff voice that added to the story. I much prefer to have a consistent voice throughout an audiobook.

I rate Killers of the Flower Moon Four Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐.

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