Shades Of Memnon
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Tales of Memnon have inspired poets and sages for 3000 years, portraying an amazing figure whose name became associated with statues along the Nile, with temples and tombs in ancient Turkey and Iran and with artwork and literature from ancient Greece and Rome. Celebrated by early Greek writers, Memnon was granted immortality by the gods in "The Ethiopis," the third epic poem related to the Trojan War.
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Dec 15, 2008"Shades of Memnon Book One- 5 Stars" Let’s see, we have mythologizing, narrating, symbolizing and forklore, and with these ingredients you have a good book. We have a coming of age story of a boy Memna-un about to find his manhood at an early age. You have evil forces such as Kho-An-Sa the magician that kills his mother and at the time he thought his father the original Memnon the great warrior from Troy dead also from such evil forces. Kho-An-Sa kidnaps Memna-un and Neftiji, but they escape the evil magician and end up on the Island of Ka, which is a mystery onto itself. You have good forces that help Memna-un and his sister Neftiji along the way such as the Serpent Kam-Atef Guardian of Ausar. He helps them with training while they are on the Island. Neftiji learns how to become a healer while Memna-un learns discipline, as Kam-Atef tells Memna-un, “You have fire without discipline. Strength without humility. Knowledge without wisdom. Tell me would you fight in service of... More > Ausar(Good) or Set(Bad)? Ausar! Memna-un answers. Then you must develop Heru, the son of Ausar inside yourself. You must conquer the evil forces within your own spirit, if you fight against it in others. Right now you are strong with the influence of Set. This is why you have been sent here.” After Memna-un and Neftiji training they leave the island of Ka, but to end up right back into the evil magician Kho-An-Sa, who will use Memna-un for his evil doings, and the story progress into adventures, fights, heartache & understanding. I really love this book, I am an avid reader so I really got into it and learned a few things along the way. Two problems I had with the book was when Memna-un and Neftiji were recaptured(I know this was needed for the continuing of the story). I was wondering if Kam-Atef somehow knew this. Because why send a bunch of teenagers back out into the dangerous seas with the Book of the Taut which is sacred, and it can easily fall in the hands of evil, such as Kho-An-Sa. The other trouble I had with it was Neftiji, I was in frustration right along with Memna-un. Part of me wanted to save her and another part of me wanted to sacrifice her. And of course I was frustrated that Memna-un would have to do Kho-An-Sa evil dirty work. But that’s what a good book is suppose to do, make you think, make you escape someplace other than the present and Brother G does that. Of course to know what happens futher with Memnon I am going to read Shades Of Memnon Book 2: Ra Force Rising.< Less
Jan 5, 2008"Great Book" I the only thing I want to know is, when is book four coming out! I thought that it was going to be this year. Peace,
Aug 10, 2007"Wonderful" I think the effort is wonderful. One thing though, and I was going to privately message you about this but found no way to contact you on your page. I bought this book for my son, and the cover which was likely a wraparound PDF is set wrong. The spine of the book is on the front and back page, it is as if it printed upside down rather than across. I hope that will be corrected because I wouldn't want to purchase it as another gift for someone until that's been adjusted. Otherwise buying it as an ebook and printing it myself for a gift would be a better idea. I plan to order the others however. Much Loveℜspect -Dazjae
May 4, 2006"A Triumph of Afrocentric Storytelling" Finally, a sci/fi adventure that is culturally revelant to Africans in America. This book is a great accomplishment on so many levels. The author skillfullly combines Ancient African history into a fictional story of one of the greatest African Warriors to ever live. The book is a true page turner and is addictive. In reading this book it truly tugged at my emotions and gave me a vision of my people that I could have never imagined. Thank you Brother G.
Mar 3, 2006"Re: Shades of Memnon" Thank you for the kind words N. Smith. I hope you like the rest of the series! Brother G
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- Standard Copyright License
- Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
- August 30, 2005
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.8 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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