Essien of Alkebulan: Descendants of Fire and Water
In untouched Alkebulan, Essien, a fiery girl in a restrictive world, awakens to hands that crackle with flame & superhuman strength. Destiny whispers of her becoming Goddess, but rebellion burns brighter. Defying tradition, she joins the military, first woman to wield both fire & sword. Mythical akukoifo guide her as she navigates ancient prophecies, warring factions, and the weight of her own power. Will Essien forge a new path for Alkebulan, or succumb to the destiny she's fated to fulfill?
This book transcends all time and space. The build of the story itself with the in-depth characters left me wanting more. The imagination of this author is nothing short of amazing and I myself cannot wait for book two.
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