Kingdom Tales is a dystopian allegory about a group of animal kingdoms fighting for power, love and total control of other kingdoms.
Charles Umerie wrote this book as an allegory to the events that took place in Africa after the end of colonial rule in Africa.
In Kingdom Tales, the war between the bats and the eagles had been a thing of see-saw win and lose. It went from kings to kings, till King Hasha, eagles’ king, was able to conquer some parts of the bat kingdom and had access to the shrine of the legendary dark staff.
The eagles lived in the mountains (Mountain Kingdom). The bats lived in the caves (Cave Kingdom). And the other animals like lions and tigers lived in the forest (Forest Kingdom). These three kingdoms had the same borders as Nigeria, Cameroun and Niger Republic.
The author had to work with animals, so they were privileged to enjoy the things we humans enjoy. In this book, they could speak, laugh, think, fight, and even love. Apart from that, this is a perfect strategic book that doesn’t need a complex mind to grasp the intriguing and unpredictable events as they unfold in the book.