List Price: $24.95 (Hardcover - Alternate African American History - 2004)
Ashay's Price: $15.95
Description: Imagine a 19th-century America colonized by Islamic Africans instead of Christian Europeans. Imagine an Old South dominated by African culture and tradition where European slaves work the fields and dream of freedom. Welcome to Steven Barnes's alternate history of the New World. Zulu Heart, the sequel to Barnes's critically acclaimed Lion's Blood, continues the story of two unlikely friends -- African nobleman Kai ibn Rashid and Aidan O'Dere, a former Irish slave -- who are traveling very different life paths. While Kai is trying to keep his southern estate, Dar Kush, out of a war between the world powers Egypt and Abyssinia as well as a civil war between New World colonies, Aidan is simply trying to stay alive -- and escape from bondage. As tensions increase between world powers, it becomes evident that war is going to erupt in the New World. Egyptian ships are quietly massing in the harbors of New Djibouti, and after an attempt is made on Kai's life, he cannot trust anyone -- not even lifelong friends and his new Zulu wife. Aidan, struggling to make a life as a free man in the north, is called once again by his ex-master and best friend to help in a desperate scheme to stop the imminent bloodshed. But in order to achieve this, Aidan must again become a slave? (480 pgs)
Ashay says, "In this alternate history epic, Steven Barnes takes his readers on a fascinating journey where African Nations rule and colonize the New World. A novel with a twist. A page turning adventure!"
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds