Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Leoros doesn’t have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros’ world is turned upside down.
Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good…or for evil?
When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world.
On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands.
Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save a people he never knew existed.
Atlantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming.
Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassin’s blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it?
There is darkness in everyone.
Joshua Silverman was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Orange County, California.
While attending California State University, Fullerton and studying Criminal Justice, Joshua was introduced to a creative writing class where he wrote a series of paranormal stories. As a child, he has always been an amateur historian, focusing on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman civilizations.
Since working in the legal environment, he has combined his passion for creative writing with his love of ancient history by penning his debut novel, The Emerald Tablet, the first of seven in the Legends of Amun Ra series.
Wow! The Emerald Tablet is without a doubt, a heart pounding, can’t-put-this-book-down adventure! Leoros, a normal 13 year old boy on Earth passes through an ancient pillar located at a dig site in Egypt and soon learns that he is not really just an ordinary boy. He becomes a true hero and saves an entire world from certain destruction. At the same time, he learns so much about himself and human nature along the way.
Right away, I felt a connection with many of the characters in this story, as both their strengths and weaknesses became more apparent. I think that many of the characters thought they were weak, but found out just how strong they were through the many trials they were subjected to. There were several twists and turns in the story as well. I found myself shocked at finding out just who was really who and what their real agenda was. This story had me in a tight grasp, all the way to the very last word, and even then, I was wishing for more. I didn’t want the story to end and found myself wondering what will happen to Leoros now? What becomes of Potara? I am very excited to read the next book in this series!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi and fantasy. It is a must read if you are looking for a great adventure this summer!
I thank both the author and Promotional Book Tours for a copy of this book in exchange for review. These opinions are my own.