About the author - Tom Sithole
Thomas A. Sithole was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He studied geology at the University of Zimbabwe from where he graduated with a doctorate. He is currently based in Pretoria, South Africa from where he practices as freelance geologist. Fireside Tales is his first novel. Tom also has a keen interest in African literature and current affairs.
About the book - Fireside Tales: Roar of the Lioness
Many people dream of a life of royalty, but true royalty is often marred by deceit and betrayal.
Meet Singita. Her daddy's princess, the precocious Singita was born into royalty to the Paramount King Muyuu and Queen Lesedi. Singita had led a charmed life until her father's untimely demise when she was a teenager, and suddenly, the humble princess' antics came under scrutiny by her mostly-absent mother.
Lesedi was dismayed that Singita counted commoners amongst her friends. With a heart full of secrets and fears, Singita was banished from her kingdom and pressured into marriage when her mother married Maanda.
Before Singita's brother Gavi was of age to become King, she received word that his life was under threat by the conniving and ambitious Maanda who wanted to succeed King Muuyu. and she had to take matters in her own hands.
Lonely and bewildered in a foreign kingdom, Singita's charmed life turned into a nightmare of lies, death and deceit. Would she find a way to put her kingdom in its rightful hands? How would she defeat the numerous onslaughts that marred her family? Did Gavi really survive?
Fireside Tales is a wonderful exploration of the intricacies of African culture and tradition that promises to engage your senses, intrigue your mind, and set your heart racing from chapter one right to the end. Grab a copy of this unique page-turner and escape to the battlefields of Africa.
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