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Parents' Guide to

Last Gate of the Emperor, Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Afrofuturistic adventure hits its targets for sci-fi fans.

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Afrofuturism has become a popular genre, and this high-flying African adventure demonstrates its appeal. In Last Gate of the Emperor, Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen concoct a fast-paced tale reminiscent of Star Wars at its best, filled with folklore and high tech. Yared is a wisecracking and likable protagonist, especially when interacting with his pal Besa. There are plenty of plot twists and unexpected revelations. Readers who love sci-fi will find plenty to enjoy here, and they're likely to be on the lookout for further adventures in this universe.

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