The Chronicles of Stranger Has Amazing New Action-Packed Sequel

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Adjeoda Tekpor’s fictional hero Stranger (molded from ancient Welsh and Egyptian gods) is maturing, taking on impossible missions, and becoming aware of his destiny as a god–one prophesied to save the earth.

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The Egyptian and Welsh gods walk again, this time on the streets of the modern world! The Blade of Anubis is the action-packed sequel to The Chronicles of Stranger–full of danger, mysteries, surprise twists, magic, and battles. In this book, Stranger, the boy prophesized to save everything on earth from Chaotic oblivion, now thirteen, truly begins his training as a magician and god. Adjeoda Tekpor proves he has exceptional writing talent for one so young in that he takes care to develop his narrative from out of Stranger’s internal development. As Stranger starts to discover who he really is, readers will find it a compelling and believable plot device–telling an awesome adventure story out of Stranger’s evolving maturity.

Tekpor takes the ancient Egyptian gods and their world out of museum dust and refurbishes them with new resumes. He mixes in the nature deities of the Druids of ancient Wales. These gods have offered Stranger a spot at their god training camp–it’s a decision that might change his life forever. If he passes, Stranger will just be in time to join in the fight against the mind-boggling evil created out of the Great Serpent of Chaos’ essence that had inadvertently seeped out of his otherworldly prison. The Egyptian and Welsh pantheons are well-utilized by the author’s hero–the many animal totems are iconic and are related to climatological and cosmic phenomena which turn nasty when their “rules” are broken–the result is chaos and the demonic doppelgangers of the gods come out to wreak havoc on earth and ravage its hapless mortals.

Yet Stranger takes more onto his already laden shoulders. Anubis has disappeared, and Stranger has taken it upon himself to find him. Without Anubis, the underworld is packed up and unmoving–Egyptian religious belief always takes the afterlife into account. It is a dimension which creates much of earthly reality for the Egyptian pantheon. Without Anubis, the souls of the damned cannot be judged and the world’s foundations will weaken. A strange woman in white keeps appearing to Stranger:

“Before he blacked out, he was caught by a pair of strong hands. He could see a woman’s face above him. She had regal features and kohl-lined eyes. She wore a white dress trimmed with gold. She looked like a painting of Cleopatra Stranger had seen.”

Who is she, and what does she want from him? Can Stranger prepare himself for what’s to come and save the world? And what of the Welsh side of the equation? The pacing is good, the narrative articulate and compelling, and Tekpor is well on the way to making Stranger an icon of today’s youth.

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About the Author
Adjeoda Tekpor was born in Togo (West Africa) on April 22, 2000. He moved to the United States of America in 2002, with his parents, when he was eighteen months old. He firstly attended Stedwick Elementary School from 2004 to 2005, where he completed pre-K. Then he transferred to Watkins Mill Elementary School where he attended kindergarten from 2005 to 2006. Afterward, he transferred to Captain James Elementary School (Daly ES) because of his family's relocation to a new neighborhood. Adjeoda completed first, second, and third grades from 2006 to 2009 at Daly.

While in third grade, Adjeoda passed the GT (Gifted and Talented) test, resulting in his transfer to Fox Chapel Elementary School. Adjeoda completed fourth and fifth grade on the GT program at Fox Chapel from 2009 to 2011.

Along his path, Adjeoda earned several academic achievement awards from each school he attended and from multiple organizations. This includes the African American Festival of Academic Excellence and S.T.A.R Scholarship Foundation.

Adjeoda just completed 7th grade at Neelsville Middle School, where he received certificates for straight A’s for each marking period and one for perfect attendance.

He has written The Chronicles of Stranger and several unpublished works as a result of his exceptional passion for reading and writing.

The Chronicles of Stranger * by Adjeoda Tekpor
The Blade of Anubis
Publication Date: 8/2/2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 117 pages; 978-1-4836-5857-5
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 117 pages; 978-1-4836-5858-2

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