Review: The Pestilence by Faisal Ansari



The little girl cupped her hands and whispered almost inaudibly into her father’s ear. “The Pestilence is coming. Everybody here is going to die.”

A mysterious electrical phenomenon rolls above the cities of the world. The lightning which comes from the east, shines as far as the west, turning night into day.

Two brothers of the lightning, Samuel Srour and Victor Pierre Chaput are gifted powers by the storm. Their paths intertwined, with enemies on all sides.

Samuel Srour has unwittingly started a revolution. His Healed walk the Earth. Free of injury, sickness and disease, but powerful forces stand in his way and the Pestilence is drawing ever closer.



I love books that make me step outside my comfort zone, experience genres and stories that I otherwise might’ve missed. The Pestilence (book 1 of The Jerusalem Chronicles) is one such book. I so enjoyed this read, it was quirky and unusual with brilliant characters and a thoroughly unique storyline. The structure of this novel is quite unusual and it can take a bit of time to get used to it, but when you do you’ll find that the story draws you in and hours will pass by without you even realising it! I am definitely keen to read the next two books in the Jerusalem Chronicles series. Ansari is an extremely gifted storyteller and I’m interested to see how the story progresses. This is the kind of book that is perfect to devour on a rainy afternoon.


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