3 out of 4 stars
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Have you ever wondered what the world will be like if certain humans possess extraordinary powers to heal others from any sickness or cleanse them of guilt? A world where medications and surgeries will be relegated to the background? The foregoing, in simple words, is the storyline of Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis. Ming Delgado is a young lady that specializes in herbal treatments. A time came when she discovered a strange plant in her garden, and to figure out what it is, she ate it. Following the occurrences in the book, I discovered that the plant has supernatural consequences. Ming is soon raped by men who she had extended help to, and this gave rise to the birth of triplet boys with unusual skin colors. The boys possess this supernatural power to heal, which they exercised on different persons. However, this affects the sales and profit of a major pharmaceutical company, and they are on the verge of getting eliminated.
As much as this is a fictional book, it is quite realistic and thought-provoking. Cuco Francis exposes the reader to the inner workings of a pharmaceutical industry; how they tamper with medicinal ingredients and bully medical practitioners into using a particular product in order to maximize profit. I kept wondering about the possibility of similar occurrences in the actual world, and I concluded that this isn’t farfetched.
This book is straightforward, easy to understand, and does not contain unnecessary details. The author was able to sustain my interest throughout the flow of the book, and I couldn’t drop my phone till I had finished reading the book.
Although the issue of rape isn’t a major concern in the book, I didn’t like the consequence that came upon a perpetrator, as I felt that it wasn’t enough. I was also expecting the others to bear the consequences of their actions, but this wasn’t the case. This, to me, wasn’t so appealing as the issue was too trivialized.
Sadly, the book contains spelling and punctuation errors. Clearly, it needs another round of meticulous editing, and this has prompted me to deduct a star from it. Therefore, I am giving Three Shades of Healers by Cuco Francis a rating of three out of four stars.
Anyone interested in reading about the healing power of these triplets and other details I’ve provided of this book will find it appealing, and I strongly recommend it to them.
Three Shades of Healers
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