Book Review: When Time is Cracked and the Trees Cry

Title: When Time is Cracked and the Trees Cry
Author: Nahum Megged
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Be part of a fascinating flight into the Amazon jungles!

This is a book about love, memory, yearning, and shared human destiny. An Israeli anthropologist flees his country and the bitter memories that haunt him, finding refuge in the Amazon jungles. The protagonist’s death wish opens hidden paths before him, and these lead him into the heart of the forest.

Encounter the mysteries of the enchanted, magical forest along with our hero

Xnen, the tribal leader, and Yakura, the embodiment of the forest goddess, draw him into the life of the tribe as he gradually becomes trapped in their magical world. Behind each tree, beyond every pathway that disappears into the forest, inside each sacred cave, and at the end of each night, there are mysteries he must solve, traces of magnificent lost civilizations swallowed by the forest, riddles, and prophecies.

Will he be able to unravel the mysteries of the forest and of his own existence?

When he tries to escape from this maze of secrets, he discovers he has a crucial role to play in the war between the children of the forest and the hostile, seemingly rational civilization surrounding it. He knows that only by fully dedicating himself to the conflict will he be able to solve the mysteries of the forest as well as the mystery of his own life.

In When Time is Cracked and the Trees Cry, author Nahum Megged takes the readers on a strange, almost otherwordly tour through the Amazon jungle. Our main character is an anthropologist who has fled his own country and now tries to find refuge with a native tribe in the Amazon jungles.

Xnen is the leader of said tribe, and he introduces the protagonist to the mysteries of the forest, of life with the tribe, of the many mysteries that surround it. When trying to uncover these mysteries, and also, the mysteries of his own existence, our protagonist will learn a lot more about himself and his own life than he ever thought possible.

This is an engaging, mysterious story that eludes both the protagonist and reader, and forces one to keep turning the pages.


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