Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting new cover reveal to share with you today. Last Gate of the Emperor is a new YA futuristic adventure by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen. Last Gate of the Emperor draws upon Ethiopia's history and folklore to weave an Afrofuturist tale about escaping into worlds of adventure and wonder. I am really looking forward to reading this gem!
Synopsis of Last Gate of the Emperor from io9:
A young boy living in a technologically dense near future, grapples with the reality that while the world's arguably become a more advanced and developed place, its bounty still isn't exactly available to everyone.
Like most people living in Addis Prime, Yared Heywat spends many of his days trying to abide by the city's rules and finidng ways to keep his mind and imagination busy, something which tends to lead to him getting into trouble. But Yared's thirst for adventure is also what makes him one of the city's better players of the Hunt For Kaleb's Obelisk, a secretive augmented-reality game popular among an underground community of gamers.
When Yared decides one day to use his actual name while logging into a session of The Hunt For Kaleb's Obelisk, the game's dangers become all too real for reasons that he can't understand, and Addis Prime comes under a sudden attack that leads to the disappearance of yared's uncle Moti. But in Moti's absence, Yared begins to realize that the myths and tales his uncle used to regale him with might be the key to figuring out how his actions in the game are beginning to have real world impact.
Published by Scholastic, Last Gate of the Emperor, does not yet have a release date or pre-order information. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!