[Book Review] King Genghis I by Jonathan Yalon

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By Jonathan Yalon

Set in a fictional kingdom, in Eurasia, King Genghis I is a satirical rom-com with a political twist. Turan was born in this kingdom but raised in New York. The kingdom is led by a monarch who is more like a modern-day dictator. Turan is persuaded to return home through an invitation to an audience with the king. He is excited by the opportunity until he learns, he can’t leave.

This story is a bit of a slow burn until it reaches a suspenseful ending which quickly runs to the conclusion. The writing style is fluid and descriptive. The political humor is timely and relatable. This was an enjoyable, relatively lighthearted satire which provides a welcome bit of escape.

This is an enjoyable read.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Jonathan Yalon

Jonathan Yalon is the author of King Genghis I, a wild, bitingly satirical adventure novel.
He was born in South Africa in 1978 and moved to Israel at a young age. At 24 he published his first book, a collection of short stories called Beloved by the Girls. Five years later he created a computer game called Happiness Without Borders, which was downloaded by 200,000 Israelis–2.5% of the population–and chosen as the best Israeli computer game of all time. After publishing King Genghis I, he also published The Last Prince, a historical novel about Cyrus the Great.
Jonathan lives in Ra’anana with his wife, two children, and dog. In his spare time, when not writing books, he works as VP Marketing for a global tech firm.

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