Review by Kanda_theGreat -- Guardian of Deceit

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Review by Kanda_theGreat -- Guardian of Deceit

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Guardian of Deceit" by William H. Coles.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The thought of parenting still scares me. I am not sure if I have all the skills required, but I would definitely wish that my children get the best out of life. This is the vision that Luther had for his cousin. Guardian of Deceit by William H. Coles takes us through Darwin's upbringing after the tragic loss of his parents and the subsequent illness of his aunt. When Darwin arrives at Luther's mansion, he is deprived of all his allowances. Luther makes it clear that he, Darwin, has to earn every coin that goes into his pocket.

Darwin throws himself into life full of optimism. He realizes that he also has to excel in his academics because a sterling performance would guarantee him admission into a medical school. His association with Luther introduces him to citizens of the upper social class in his neighbourhood. He also has to indulge in Luther's heinous activities, that gets him to rub shoulders with security officers as well. Coles develops Darwin's character into adulthood, marriage and his career path too.

One of Coles' impeccable writing skills involves capturing the reader's attention all through his work. Therefore, this would involve some plot deviations that ensured other characters feature in the protagonist's story as well. As I read along, he introduced me to some people that interacted with Darwin. He also gave them room to lead their own independent lives, free from direct connection with the protagonist. This gave the book a holistic sense and introduced a sense of realism into the book.

What I liked most about this book is its steady plot development. I believe this is what actually kept me glued to the book from the first page to the last page. Coles ensured that every character had a role to play in advancing the plot and none of them appeared irrelevant. I had the most out of them and connected with them and their roles in the story. I, therefore, could get a clear picture of their relevance in the book and visualize how their absence would affect the story.

I would be unfair to give this book less than a maximum rating of four out of four stars. There is nothing that I did not like in this novel. It is worth mentioning that the relevance of the title lay in the connotative interpretation of this book. I did not find a single grammatical error as it is professionally edited. Readers who enjoy tales of romance are the best target audience for this book. I also recommend it to young adults, who will not be negatively affected by graphic descriptions of murder or violent scenes.

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What a lovely plot! I wish to get the opportunity to read this book. Thank you for your informative and helpful review. Good job!
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This book has a great premise. Characters well-developed is something that I love! Thanks for the insightful review!
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Thanks for the great review! Coles’ book sounds like it has an excellent plot with well-developed characters.
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Thanks for your review!
The plot sounds promising to me. I will check the book.
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I was in doubt whether to read this one or not. After reading your review I'm definitely adding it to my bookshelf. Thanks for an insightful review.
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Vic Chimezie wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 03:22 What a lovely plot! I wish to get the opportunity to read this book. Thank you for your informative and helpful review. Good job!
I would also like to read your thoughts about it.
Thank you for the kind words.
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gabrielletiemi wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 06:10 This book has a great premise. Characters well-developed is something that I love! Thanks for the insightful review!
I'm really grateful for your comment.
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Everydayadventure15 wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 09:26 Thanks for the great review! Coles’ book sounds like it has an excellent plot with well-developed characters.
I can't agree more - he invest alot into his creativity.
Thank you for passing by.
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Louis Adrian wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 10:40 Thanks for your review!
The plot sounds promising to me. I will check the book.
I wish you a happy reading session.
Thank you for the comment.
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book_fanatic_ wrote: 18 Jul 2020, 11:02 I was in doubt whether to read this one or not. After reading your review I'm definitely adding it to my bookshelf. Thanks for an insightful review.
It gives me joy, when my review significantly convinces a fellow reader to read a book that he/she was not sure about. I hope that you get the most out of your reading experience. Thank you for the comment.
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I loved the character development in this book and the role they each played. Thank you for your review.
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Post by Adolph Lwanga »

Your first statement about parenting visions and your confession actually triggers me to have an urge to read it. I really want to know how this went for Luther and how Darwin actually ends up, some of which you've highlighted.
By the way, most of us are scared of parenting 😜
Nice review Kanda.
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Wow nice review, a great job done.
I wish to read the book.
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Faye-dallon wrote: 19 Jul 2020, 12:15 I loved the character development in this book and the role they each played. Thank you for your review.
Thank you for passing by.✨
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