An unforgiving darkness.
A brutal ruling class.
The god-child who must overcome them to save the world.
The Dystopian Thriller that Will Pull You Into a Breathtaking World of Yoruba Mythology and Magic!
It's the year 93 O.O., and Dara Adeleye is a gifted artist living in the lower-class red vanes where igioyin--a devastating disease--can strike at any time, instantly draining the life force of its victims.
All Dara wants is to excel enough in school to get her friends and family out of the red vanes before igioyin claims them. But in a world shaped by the actions of Yoruba gods decades before she was born, destiny may have different plans for her . . .
Kristano Arvelo is a trazer--a graffiti writer of Dara's time, a once-slang that originated in her home town of Todirb Wall. The aimless leader of a local group of trazers, he may hold a key to unlocking Dara's hidden gifts. But it will come at the cost of the future she believed was hers.
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The first book in the Trazer series, Kids of Stolen Tomorrow brings you into a world you'll be thrilled you joined.
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About the Author
JOSEPH OLUMIDE ADEGBOYEGA-EDUN was born in Lagos, the then-capital city of Nigeria. A great-grandson of the First-Secretary of the Egba United Government, he was brought to the United States at age two when his parents came to study. Increasing corruption in the Nigerian government followed by the return of military rule thwarted their plans to move back and America became home. They set roots in Brooklyn, New York, a vibrant environment colored with graffiti and steeped in elements of hip-hop that left an indelible mark on the future author's consciousness.
The cultural influences and experiences of his homeland and the city of his early youth have been a strong source of creative inspiration for the author. Trazer: Kids of Stolen Tomorrow is his debut novel, and the first book in the Trazer Series. When not writing, Joe enjoys working on other projects with his creative partners LenStorm, 7Woundz and Soundz, and exploring the breathtaking wilderness of the Chesapeake.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It has been 93 years since the world almost ended yet was saved by the gods. The world is divided into classes with the red vanes being the lower class and the blue and green vanes higher. Dara Adeleye is an artist that is trying to raise her status with her work. But there is a special ability that she doesn’t know about. Enter Kristano Arvelo, a trazer and leader of a local gang. Trazer is slang for graffiti writers with special abilities. Kristano has the ability to awaken Dara’s gifts. These gifts are important to the continued survival of the human race. It seems we are on the verge of another collapse and Dara may just hold the key to survival. I liked the story. The world and characters are well written and I was drawn into the story curious at where it was going to go. The yorubua people and mythos was a great addition and something for me to research and learn more about. The only problem I had was that the story was a little disjointed with having to look up things all the time. But beyond that it was a good read. I am curious to see where it is going to go from here. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Visual, Powerful. The book reads like watching a movie; I mean this in the greatest of ways. The author starts slowly pulling you along and once the action begins, you see everything and it's impressive--he puts you right there. Adegboyega-Edun has managed to write a graphic novel without pictures. The characters are real; living breathing 3 dimensional to the point that their ambitions and conflicts become yours for the time you're in the world of Stolen Tomorrow. Magical, captivating, daring.