The Road of Resistance: Part One (Vanguard #1) (Paperback)
Stirring, gritty, connected and epic. A great read '
The Road of Resistance is a provocative urban dystopia infused with cultural relevance and tantalizing action. The novel opens with radical pacifists eradicating all weapons manufactured after the 6th century. The US devolves into chaos, but rapper-turned-revolutionary, Chessed, has lived for this moment. With his loyal band of inner-city warriors, Chessed declares war against fascism and creates his own constitutional monarchy: the Vanguard. What follows is an exhilarating concoction of badassery and Blackness.
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When a government AI project goes rogue, it knocks military technology back to the Dark Ages Can disenfranchised residents of the inner city build a Camelot from the ruins of their embattled community?
With modern weapons extinct...the bow and arrow replace the AR-15...and it's back to swords, spears, axes and shields, as America faces collapse the president enforces corrupt martial law on all but the elite But when injustice hits Chessed's hood, the nerdy ex-gang member uses his love of the SCA, and historical African martial arts to lead his city, as they go medieval on crooked cops, and hate groups in this dystopian sword and soul epic: The Road of Resistance
Modern day knights arise, giving brand new meaning to ridin' for their hood With action like Game of Thrones and swag that reminds us of Ghost, Doughboy, Bishop, and Sincere, Bolling gives us sci-fi/fantasy adventure with the soul of a hood movie
Inspired by Brandon Sanderson, Christian Cameron, Milton Davis and Octavia E. Butler, this epic sci-fi/fantasy is a must read Lose yourself in a thrilling hip-hop infused dive into Afrofuturism, and sword and soul, as medieval fantasy unites with dystopian urban fiction to weave a vibrant tapestry rich with romance, Arthurian myths, thrilling action, and Black Lives Matter themes