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There are messages told through language.
There are messages told through symbols.
And there are messages told through terror.
Nabii Akachi, a young Moorish royal, unveils a series of cryptic messages and discovers her dreams are linked to an ages-old mystical prophecy with global implications.
The Twelve Realms is a historical re-imagining that links kings and paupers, priests and soldiers, and shaman and witches in an epic adventure. Nabii is the key within a tapestry of intertwined people from Western Africa to the Far East and the British Isles who must join forces and find a weapon that will defeat the shadows prophesized to rise from the deep.
About the Author
A.D. Sloane is the author of The Twelve Realms. She grew up in Athens, GA and Champaign-Urbana, IL. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her B.S. in Occupational Therapy and DePaul University, where she earned her MPA.
She has enjoyed a career as a development officer for nonprofits and universities where she focused on Diversity Initiatives and K-14 outreach programs. She currently lives near Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two children
November 2016, A.D. Sloane conceived a basic premise for what is now The Twelve Realms.
The story, a blend of historical and fantastical Earth in the early 5th century, features a royal family of Yoruba descent who rule a quaint kingdom in southern Spain during beginning of the fall of the Roman Empire and the meteoric rise of Christianity. A historical fantasy, the novel is a re-imagining of world history and the global influences that changed a powerful empire and the world.
The Twelve Realms is an epic fantasy with historical fiction, is remarkable YA fantasy. With a large cast characters and intricate story line.