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Tunde Leye’s “Guardians Of The Seal” Is So Good, It Will Have Atheists Grabbing Their Bibles



This week’s Literally What’s Hot pick is from writing veteran Tunde Leye, whose book The Guardians Of The Seal is so captivating that it will have even atheists reaching for their bibles! The review as always by official book addict Nimide Ogbeun below …

tunde-leye-2I remember when The Da Vinci Code movie, was first released in cinemas in Nigeria. It was the year 2006 and after much outrage by the Christian bodies, it was eventually suspended from showing in cinemas nationwide.

I certainly didn’t feel any sadness over the ban as I was one of those who wondered why anyone in their right mind would add or take away from the bible when it was clearly banned in Revelations 22:18-19.

I stayed away from biblical thrillers till I fell in love with other Dan Brown’s novels and went in search of Da Vinci’s Code and thereafter read all biblical thrillers I could lay my hands on, from Ted Dekker to C.S Lewis.

When I started reading Tunde Leye’s Guardians Of The Seal, I automatically knew I would love it as I’ve come to love most novels based on Christian mythology. It took me 8 hours to finish as I couldn’t, for the life of me, put it down till I was done.

I remember reading and then simultaneously turning the pages of my bible to confirm just how true the presence of the seal guarding the entrance to heaven’s portal was. I followed Tara’s ordeal in the hands of the demon, Lamela and prayed that the angel Gabriel would intervene and rescue her from the clutches of evil.

Guardian-of-the-Seal.-Tunde-Leye-450x600And even when he did, did Lucifer and the demons desist from following her and wishing harm on her and the descendants of Adam? Certainly not!

They instead turned to Imani, Tara’s specially conceived daughter, and plotted world domination through her.

It was interesting to see Tunde Leye’s description of Lucifer’s abode and the power he had over the people in his domain. Just like in the world at large, evil never stopped looking for ways to destroy.

The demons plotted against the sons of men and earned points on the success of their destruction’s and above all, they devised strategic ways to return back to Heaven … the place of glory their leader Lucifer was banished from.

Tunde Leye infused Christian mythology, with traditional mythology from Africa and Asia and created such a superb blend of fantasy fiction. Taking references from the Bible, which he expanded on, he caused me to think beyond the physical, empower my imaginations and most especially hold in reverence the powers abounding in the spiritual realm.

The book is so good, that it will literally have Christians and even atheists grabbing their bibles! Read/download the full book here at The Guardians of The Seal.

IMG-20160205-WA0005Nimide Ogbeun is a book addict lover, an unrepentant coke addict and a hopeless romantic. When she’s not trying to expand her shoe closet or dreaming up the perfect getaway, she works as the Assistant Editor of StyleVitae.
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  1. babygiwa

    October 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I agree with the reviewer, the book has made me want to move closer to God and seek his help more, there are so many evils lurking around. Lol
    All in all, it’s an enjoyable fantasy book and I like how the words come alive. Mr. Lee is a very visual writer.

  2. babygiwa

    October 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Autocorrect is foolish.

  3. Doubter5

    October 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    “Atheist will be grabbing their Bible?” I don’t think so. Once you’ve seen that it’s just a man behind the curtain (usually a priest or preacher)., you can’t unsee it. And the Bible doesn’t prove christian claims, it IS the christian claims. It’s circular logic.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Context is so important these days. Very important.

      Please understand that because you reach for a bible, grab a bible or read a bible does not automatically make you a believer.

  4. Ian Cooper

    October 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    So presumably this book presents some actual evidence for the existence of this “God” of yours? Because that’s the only way it could possibly make me believe.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Did you read the “title” and stop or did you read the full review?

      Because if you did read the review, you will realize the reviewer is not saying that when you touch a bible, or read a bible you are automatically a believer.

    • LemmeRant

      October 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Do you also believe there is no God?

  5. Oma

    October 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Okechukwu we get it. You are okada books and usually im kinda sorta a fan. Yes I did read the whole review and atheists reaching for their bibles is still a stretch. (First of all I wouldn’t even know where to find one.)

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      October 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      “Atheists reaching for their bible is a stretch” is valid point I have no issues with.

      But assuming the reviewer meant atheists will become believers of Christ by reading the book is not understanding context.

  6. Karo

    October 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    This book has caught many eyes since its release. Superb work Leye.

  7. Agboola yusuf

    October 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    The reviwer makes me want to read the said book. Though I’m of the opinion that it takes more than a book for atheist to believe. Maybe a miracle.

    • As A Matter Of Fact: From Atheist Book-Reader To Christian Bible-Lover.

      October 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      @Agboola yusuf, There are in fact many instances and examples across the ages of atheists reading a book and converting to Christianity (oh yes, and buying, borrowing, reaching for and reading Bibles, of course). Some of these have been books by C. S. Lewis and G. K. Chesterton.

      Feel free to Google for testimonies.

  8. Olaniyi T-Ralph

    October 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I wonder why atheists often get so defensive.
    God exists or not; In this case, it makes no difference.
    Read and enjoy a good book.
    If you feel inspired, then, that’s a plus, if not, no wahala!
    And I think you should be inspired…

  9. Tosin

    October 6, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I like the book already. I’m going to download my copy…

  10. Iam Magnus

    October 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Nice! I didn’t know it had references from the bible o… LOL! I’m getting mine ASAP. Beautiful review Nimide 🙂

  11. Red

    October 6, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Off to download the book!!!

  12. Funmi Adebayo

    October 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    It takes a very brilliant writer to blend Christian mythology with traditional mythology to create a fantasy. Lots of research must have gone into this and then he must also balance fantasy with reality. It takes more than having a good story or the ability to write to create works like this and I appreciate Tunde Leye’s expertise and creativity. That is what I am looking out for in an author, and I will buy books like anyday. I already got my copy before this review and I can’t wait to devour it.

  13. Idomagirl

    October 7, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Sounds like a book I will enjoy like Frank Peretti’s books.
    I’ll get a copy.

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