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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One)" by Marcus Abston.]
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Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One) tells the touching story of Annabelle Brown, a black slave. She decides to seek freedom from her master by running away. She encounters a lot of difficulties and setbacks while on the journey. Will Annabelle succeed in her pursuit of freedom?

Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One) was a fantastic read. I was captivated by the story from the very beginning. How the events in the book were presented was intriguing. I felt a heightened sense of anticipation when reading. The book contained a lot of suspense. It also had a series of unexpected occurrences. For one, Ruthanne and Elizabeth's reaction towards Annabelle was utterly unexpected. Also, I didn't see Benjamin's fate coming; I was blown off my feet by what happened to him in the end. The author won my admiration with the clever twists and turns here and there; however, I was not confused at any point. My anticipation for the next installment of the series heightened when I finished this book.

I commend Marcus Abston's writing style. The narrative was too realistic to be fictional; I had to double-check the description to make sure that it was a fictional book. The detailed description of the characters and their mannerisms made the story come alive. Differentiating the speech pattern of the Blacks and Whites added a cultural flair to the narrative. The writing form was also easy to understand. I was amazed that even though the book was written in an older form of English, I still understood it easily.

I must also commend the editors for a job well done. For a book of this size, I find it commendable to notice only two errors while reading it. These errors involve a missing article and preposition, respectively. Therefore, the book can pass for a professionally edited literary work.

The book's storyline wasn't unique, as I'd read a couple of books with similar storylines. However, Marcus took it from a completely different angle. Most books portray slaves as always remaining in slavery. Even when they leave a slave master, they remain in servitude to another one. However, Marcus twisted it into a storyline where slaves seek freedom. The twist in this cliché storyline was the kicker.

I enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, it was a fantastic read. I saw no faults with it and look forward to its sequel. I'd give it a rating of 4 out of 4 stars, as it was an excellent book. I would recommend the book to lovers of historical fiction stories set in the era of slavery.

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This sounds very interesting. It sounds like you really enjoyed this book. Thank you for the review.
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I find it fascinating when different social classes have unique slang and speech patterns as you described. Good review.
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Being a black girl myself, slavery is a touchy subject but this author seems to have done the topic of slavery justice and we do not have enough of such authors. This is a great review.
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This sounds like an informative and entertaining story. I hope she is finally able to be free. I will have to read this one and find out.
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This book and its host of characters sound intriguing, as does the twist in the storyline; I'll have to read it and find out what happens. Thanks for the great review!
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Such a wonderful review. You have a good command of the English language and a unique writing style. The review is very informing. A story about slavery is something I'll always want to read. I hope to get the book sometime.
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Guess this book is worth a try. Great job with the review!!
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This is an outstanding review the topic of slavery never ceases to amaze me😌
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This is such an appealing review. Will love to know the outcome of Annabelle in his pursuit of freedom.
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This sounds like an amazing piece of work actually am thinking of reading it.Thanks for the review
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The review is fascinating, you must have found the book interesting for sure. I love your review. I actually tink it will propel me into reading it.
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The review is fascinating, you must have found the book interesting for sure. I love your review. I actually think it will propel me into reading it.
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This review is great. I am an avid reader of historical fiction and after reading your view I will definitely give this a try.
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The review is great ,its creates a suspenseful environment which makes one eager to read it
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