This was an amazing book, a great tale that also provided insight into the tragic history of the Biafran War. The vast sweep of the story is personalised through everyday characters such as the very likable Ugwu, Master, and their families and friends. Nice twist at the end. It is a long book, but one I so looked forward to reading each evening, that I had to force myself to stop or I would have continued all night! Truly a masterpiece of storytelling.