It has become a tradition that at the end of November we start a season of discounts on books by Nikita T. This time two of our books will have discounts on the Ridero website: the e-book “Gifts of the Gods” and the print book for children “Smart Riddles for Smart Kids”. We decided to give an unprecedented discount of 30% of the retail price on the Ridero website until December 1 for the book “Gifts of the Gods”.
The novel “Gifts of the Gods” is the first book in a series of novels – about Stephen Cheesecake. This novel can rightfully be attributed not only to the genre of science fiction, but also to the genre of the adventure novel. The action of the book unfolds in several countries around the world, located on different continents: the United States, Russia, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia and Syria. Such novels were characteristic of authors writing in the 18th and 19th centuries, that is, the era of great geographical discoveries, when such authors as Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were published. The novel is set in our time, but there are references to the distant past – the time of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, as well as the Hittite and Nubian kings. Because the novel takes place in our time, many of the characters in the story have recognizable prototypes, and the events occurring in the novel intersect with real life situations that occur in our troubled times. The conflicts described here are from all over the world. But, nevertheless, all of the characters presented are fictional, so we should not put an equal sign between them and our contemporaries. The novel describes what could happen to our world if a real alien ship hidden from people in modern Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. There are several main characters in the novel. One protagonist is Stephen Cheesecane, a special acting CIA agent who is tasked by his superiors to verify information about the grand archaeological discoveries made in Egypt during the construction of the Aswan platinum. The main obstacle on the way of the main character are: the existing state-criminal system of power and “world behind the scenes” in the face of a master of the United Church of the Second Coming and his armed bandits, who disguise their actions as other, mainly radical Islamist organizations. The agents of this religious association want to take possession of the alien ship themselves, which in its time was found by Soviet archaeologists, but later for various political reasons was sunk at the bottom of an artificial reservoir – Lake Nasser, which is located near the temple complexes of Abu Simbel in Egypt. The novel is not only a tracing of reality, but also reveals the real problems that have developed in a multipolar world and that prevent people from finding points of understanding. In this novel, the line between fiction and reality is quite shaky and not always graspable not only for the non-specialist reader, but also for the author himself. Most of the facts in the novel have a real historical background. The time period described in the novel is approximately six months (late June to early December 2019). In the development of the novel it is supposed to write two more books, which are the continuation and describe the subsequent events in 2020 and 2022. Moreover, if in the first novel the events mainly unfold on the east coast of Africa, in the second and third novel the events will unfold in other regions of the world, located on other continents – Southeast Asia and Latin America. Thus, the novel can be seen as the first part of a trilogy. The novel is, in a sense, an informal work. The novel is informal for two reasons. First, it is not an easy read, as it contains a certain amount of scientific information that is not currently available to the average reader and is purely scientific. Second, the novel calls things by their names, the characters are relatable, and the parallels to today’s reality are all too apparent. Despite this, the novel is easy to read and will appeal to a wide audience of Russian readers in the 12+ age range.
The book “Smart Riddles for Smart Kids” is not the first book of riddles presented by me for children older than six years old (6+), although the book specifies an even older age. So, in the distant year 2020, the book “Solving Riddles with Children” was published by Mask publishing house, and in 2021, the second book “Amusing Riddles for Children” was published by Ridero publishing house and on the Author Today platform. Both books attracted the interest of children and their parents.
You, too, can read them on the margins of the World Wide Web or buy them in paper book format at the Read City store chain. This time the book is aimed not only at allowing the child to highlight the main features of an object and point out their characteristics, but also to enable him or her to depict these objects by coloring the illustrations presented in the publication. That is, I have prepared a coloring book for you and your children. Now the child will be able to show his talents in this direction of artistic creativity. I tried to make the riddles uncomplicated and interesting. All riddles are presented in memorable verse form and so the child can easily guess and learn them by heart. I think that solving riddles is several times more interesting than reading a literature textbook and much more useful than watching cartoons on TV. I hope that you will enjoy this book as well. In addition, I have tried to make this book educational. It is designed to provoke discussion between the child and his parents, strengthening the authority of the latter and setting the stage for dialogue. That is, I wanted this book to serve the development of harmony and understanding between all the members of your large family
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