Last Gate of the Emperor

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781338665857

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About the Author
Kwame Mbalia is a husband, father, writer, a New York Times bestselling author, and a former pharmaceutical metrologist in that order. His debut middle-grade novel, Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in The Sky was awarded a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and it--along with the sequels Tristan Strong Destroys The World and Tristan Strong Keeps Punching--is published by Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion. He is the co-author of Last Gate of The Emperor with Prince Joel Makonnen, from Scholastic Books, and the editor of the #1 New York Times bestselling anthology Black Boy Joy, published by Delacorte Press. A Howard University graduate and a Midwesterner now in North Carolina, he survives on Dad jokes and Cheezits.
Reviews

"Inspired by the history and lore of Ethiopia, this cinematic space adventure introduces 12-year-old Yared Heywat as he fights to protect those he loves after learning stunning secrets about his world and himself ... In this fast-paced, Afrofuturist homage to Ethiopia, Mbalia and Ethiopian prince Makonnen craft an enthralling tale of resilience, family, and bravery that will entertain young sci-fi lovers."

- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Action-packed technothriller ... Readers will delight in Yared's puckish demeanor and perspective, his loyal bionic lioness, Besa, and the events that ensue as all of Yared's childhood stories come to life in a terrifying way, from dangerous monsters to mysterious floating realms. In this vivid, volatile Afrofuturist sf world, as Yared journeys to learn about himself and his spiraling environment, he must figure out who to trust and how he is connected to all of the chaos."

- Booklist

"An epic sci-fi adventure"

- The Nerd Daily