Life seemed perfect for Twil Jeafi, until he suddenly woke up with a type of amnesia. Things got even weirder when he received an anonymous phone call from a lady assumed to be his sister. With some help, he tracked down the mysterious caller and he discovered the unbelievable....
|Title||:||The XIth Hour|
|Number of Pages||:||174 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The XIth Hour Reviews
The first few pages of the XIth Hour where we are introduced to two brothers who are about to flee town because of a deal gone bad is a nice start for the book, but then, it isn’t really part of the story (or is it?) Once we are introduced to Twil, a main character in the book and his recurring dream and family, things start to move slowly. Twil isn’t a very likable character and his wife who seems like a pretty patient person does not initially give much input.But then, the search for a family he cannot remember put things in gear again and the story starts to move, this time, not stopping even at the last pages of the book.While XIth Hour is a book with a curious premise, the book is almost flawed with C.M Okonkwo’s inability to properly build her characters (Twil’s children, the private detective and his police cousin among others), most characters seem to lack any ‘character’, they flow in and out but fail to completely engage you. Dialogue is also short and this could be a reason characters seem half developed, it feels like C.M Okonkwo wants to write a short book when it could have been a great long book so a times, the book feels like the summary of a story. At a point, I am able to predict a conclusion which turns out to be only half correct and at the end of the book, my curiosity takes me back to the first few pages again and it seems like there is another fantastic story in the making, leaving me to wonder, is this just the beginning of a series or a stand alone. The XIth Hour is a good read if you don’t mind murder and some blood in your books. There are really no memorable characters (the reason for 3 stars) but there is a good read and a curious twist that actually makes you want more.
The XIth Hour is the kind of novel you do not drop till you get to the tail end. Every page is unexpected, filled with the unknown.. Reading it, I particularly find funny the scene where Twil is dining out with his wife to celebrate their 6th anniversary and presents a card to his wife that reads "remind me how we met.." I mean, who does that? Amnesia or not, I will introduce my fist to his face first of all! I truly commend this author and look further to reading more books from her.
Except for the ambiguous dialogue tags and the equally ambiguous prelude, The XIth Hour became a page-turning read. The novella was character-driven and surprisingly entertaining. This novella can and was read in one sitting. Superb!
A really interesting read, helped me clear all my psych problems. The book could have been longer though, but I still enjoyed it.I gave a 3.5 star rating.