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“A sobering look at what ethnic cleansing truly means for anyone concerned with today’s state of the world.” – Indie Reader
“Focusing hard on the extreme tensions, racial differences and political conflicts of Europe prior to the events of the First World War, this is an excellent, immersive and well-researched novel which showcases the best and worst qualities of humankind. Deeper than this sweeping view, however, is author Lucas Dines’s talent for bringing individual characters into our hearts.” – 5 Star Review by K.C. Finn at Readers’ Favorite
“Dines has done an exceptional job in bringing to life a piece of history that so few seem to know about. Sons of the Soil is epic in both sound and substance, pushing beyond Jon Ahmeti’s first-person perspective and cracking open every bloody angle through the eyes of opposing characters. Each allows the reader into the heart and mind of a transgressor, which all are, including Ahmeti in his own forcefully misguided way. I loved Eleni, a strong yet violently damaged Greek rebel, but found Gotse Delchev, a Slavic freedom fighter and leader of the IO, to be the most intriguing. It takes an even-handed, skilled writer to deliver such an ambitious saga, but Dines has done it with a responsible storyline that manages the delicate act of balancing a cataclysmic time in history with a riveting fictional drama. A beautiful novel.” – 5 Star Review by Jamie Michele at Readers’ Favorite