Two Sudanese "lost boys." Both fathers murdered during civil war. Both mothers forced into exile where the only law was violence. To survive, the boys became ruthless loners and child soldiers, until they found mystic mentors who transformed them into their true destinies.
One: known to the streets as the Supreme Raptor; the other: known to the Greeks as Horus, son of Osiris. Separated by seven thousand years, and yet connected by immortal truth.
Born in fire. Baptized in blood. Brutalized by the wicked. Sworn to transform the world and themselves. They are the Alchemists of Kush.
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About the Author
Minister Faust is a novelist, print/radio/television journalist, blogger, sketch comedy writer, video game writer, playwright, and poet. He also taught high school and junior high English literature and composition for a decade.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found the book extremely engaging, balancing between ancient East African mythology and hip-hop culture, drawing parallels in the life of all people and the decisions we make--and have to live with. As a student of Kemet (Ancient Egypt), Minister Faust did a great job of bringing those ideas to modern-day application. The characters were believable, and some were pitiful--but they had their lessons to learn. I learned with them.
If I could give this zero stars, I would. I appreciated the hip-hop pop culture references [sometimes] but I hated this book for its bad dialogue, over-simplistic narrative, storytelling and vision/analysis of the world. It bugged me that the characters in the past spoke like and used similar references as the characters did in "present day". The lack of any change in the characters from past to present undermined the credibility of the story. My one words review: BOO!!!