The Bookshelf

This is a page about my personal favorite books and current reads. Take a look at books if you want something new to read. Everything from graphic novels to novels.

1. The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff

One of my all-time favorite classic book, The Silver Branch follows the tale of a young Roman surgeon Justin and his long lost Centurion kinsman Flavius as they uncover truths of the collapsing Roman empire and join a secret organization in service of true Rome.

2. Halo: Broken Circle by John Shirley

A part of a series of video-game based novels on the franchise Halo, this book is really easy and fun read. I love how in depth this book goes into the lore of the Halo universe. The book is about the civil war that eventually led to the Covenant’s downfall. If you’re big on video game lore, this book is worth while.

3. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

From the same man who created the amazing novel A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the basis for Game of Thrones. His latest creation is a book for softer ages and is a wonderful read that takes less than half an hour. It is about a young girl named Adara who discovers and befriends the Ice Dragon who can help her world from disaster.

4. 100 Decisive Battles From Ancient Time To The Present by Paul K. Davis

A compilation of one hundred of the most important battles in the history of the world from the time of Pharaohs to Desert Storm, this book is something that you will not regret buying. If your into history as much as I am, this book is perfect for you. The battles are explained with great detail with causes and effects listed as well, accompanied by detailed maps of battle plans. I myself skip around this book and write some of my blogs about the battles which are quick and explanatory.

5. Companions of the Prophet by Abdul-Wahid Hamid

A compilation of stories of the Sahabah, or companions, of the Prophet Muhammad (S). Complete with detailed narration of events and names, this book is a vivid description of how life was like in Makkah and Al-Madinah whilst being Muslim. Even if you aren’t a Muslim, some of these stories can teach you lessons that will stick with you for life. This will not only benefit you to becoming a better person, it will give you more insight and understanding of Islam and Muslims.

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