terça-feira, 25 de abril de 2017

Review by Piaras

Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader's pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that make us shudder for its honesty, clarity, and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, The Good Dictator I: The Birth of an Empire is such a book.

The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that's something I really look for in a good book.

This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. There are twists and turns in this page turner that will take the reader on a gripping journey.

It’s one of those stories that come along once in awhile that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. And that’s exactly what I did. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!

If you are unfamiliar with this author, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Gonçalo JN Dias in the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.


sexta-feira, 14 de abril de 2017

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segunda-feira, 10 de abril de 2017

Next 12 of April (Wednesday) It's free on Amazon & Smashwords

Only, next 12 of April (Wednesday), you can download the book for free directly from amazon and smashwords:

The Good Dictator I – The Rise of an Empire

quarta-feira, 5 de abril de 2017

Review by Alexia Janie Evans

"The Good Dictator I: The Birth of an Empire (Volume 1): by Goncalo JN Dias is my first read from this author. The story will grab your attention and keep a hold of it. There is so much to this book. If you read the exert you'll get a general idea of the story. The real gem is actually digging into this story with its many twists and turns. I seriously didn't want to put this down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.


segunda-feira, 27 de março de 2017

Review by Charlie Ferguson

Straight away we are swept up into the world and ways of our main character Gustavo, its done in such a way that we can identify with him. I connected with him instantly, in no specific way for a while but somehow I just felt like Gustavo was my neighbour a man who I knew a lot about and felt emotions towards. This so called average man in fact is nowhere near average after all, he hates his in laws and has fallen out of love with his wife and he treats his job like its more of a nuisance than something paying the bills. But as you read in the Synopsis, the world goes to hell and back, an object parks on the moon and no one knows where it came from, when Gustavo makes  list in preparation for the hypothetical attack he nearly blows the bank and becomes obsessed with the list. He's thought to be crazy but he's not so crazy in the end when the attack happens and everyone is left looking to Gustavo for leadership in a time only he and his 2 friends were prepared for.

I loved Gustavo as a character, he seemed to have all the thought processes I would have in any situation he was in, well or so I believe. I pretty much can only speak of him because that's where my focus is but in relation to his wife, she got on my nerves and I was quite happy with her storyline. Gustavo's friends were great, his closest 2 who were prepared with him were great just for the fact they stood with him on this, they never thought he was crazy or anything, they were on the same wavelength and that alone is hard to find. Gustavo was greatly portrayed, I knew enough about him to feel emotions towards him and support him,  I felt like we were too on the same wavelengths half of the time at least. I'm definitely one person to believe that one day some sort of extinction event will occur in whichever form it may be and that I want to be prepared for it just like Gustavo did but maybe not to so many certain extents ey?

segunda-feira, 20 de março de 2017

Tomorrow, 21 of March (Tuesday) It's Free on Amazon and Smashwords

Only, tomorrow,  21 of March (Tuesday) you can do the download of the book for free directly from amazon 

The Good Dictator I – The Rise of an Empire

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sexta-feira, 17 de março de 2017

Review By Victoria Roberts Siczak

Masterful suspense!
An intriguing tale of suspense and mayhem, "The Good Dictator," is more than an alien invasion apocalypse. Author Goncalo J. Nunes Dias delivers an extraordinary tale of human perception and survival. A mysterious green object lands on the moon, however no one including the authorities believe the device may be cataclysmic. A ordinary man, Gustavo, and a few of his friends, decide to formulate a survival tactics, just in case. This is not an easy task, because everyone else thinks he is being somewhat neurotic. When the inevitable happens, and most of the world's population is annihilated, Gustavo must try to rebuild some sort of society in a world where civilization no longer exists. An intricate storyline, unique characters, and chilling aspects will have you turning pages until the end. 5 stars, sci-fi fans...recommended read!