#BlogTour #BookReview for The Benevolent Dictator by Tom Trott @tjtrott #rararesources #TheBenevolentDictator


Ben longs to be prime minister one day. But with no political connections, he is about to crash out of a Masters degree with no future ahead. So when by chance he becomes fast friends with a young Arab prince, and is offered a job in his government, he jumps at the chance to get on the political ladder.

Amal dreads the throne. And with Ben’s help he wants to reform his country, steering it onto a path towards democracy. But with the king’s health failing, revolutionaries in the streets, and terrorism threatening everyone, the country is ready to tear itself apart.


I really enjoyed this story, it was well paced and I was hooked from the outset.

The book had some great characters and I loved their interaction, they were very well developed and I enjoyed reading about them as the plot developed.  The settings for the book are great and the writing style makes you feel as you are with the characters.

The book has plenty of suspense and it builds up towards the great ending. 4 stars from me, I really enjoyed it – a great plot and a well written story!

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Tom Trott was born in Brighton. He first started writing at Junior School, where he and a group of friends devised and performed comedy plays for school assemblies, much to the amusement of their fellow pupils. Since leaving school and growing up to be a big boy, he has written a short comedy play that was performed at the Theatre Royal Brighton in May 2014 as part of the Brighton Festival; he has written Daye’s Work, a television pilot for the local Brighton channel, and he has won the Empire Award (thriller category) in the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest. He is the proverbial Brighton rock, and currently lives in the city with his wife.

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