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Last Gate of the Emperor (Hardcover)

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As thrilling as the original Star Wars, this Ethiopia-inspired adventure also has an underlying message of family (natural or chosen). Yared reminded me of Hans Solo, and the Ibis is the perfect strong girl character I want to get to know even more. Besa is the first robot sidekick to live up to R2D2’s legacy. This is the next generation of futuristic adventure!

— Jamie


From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.

Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family... and his only friends.

Often in trouble for his thrill-seeking antics and smart mouth, those same qualities make Yared a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb's Obelisk. But when a change in the game rules prompts Yared to log in with his real name, it triggers an attack that rocks the city. In the chaos, Uncle Moti disappears.

Suddenly, all the stories Yared's uncle told him as a young boy are coming to life, of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters. And somehow Yared is at the center of them.

Together with Besa and the Ibis -- a game rival turned reluctant ally -- Yared must search for his uncle... and answers to his place in a forgotten, galaxy-spanning war.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338665857
ISBN-10: 1338665855
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English