The Truth of the Aleke (The Forever Desert #2) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 2 in the The Forever Desert series.
Moses Ose Utomi returns to his Forever Desert series with The Truth of the Aleke, continuing his epic fable about truth, falsehood, and the shackles of history.
Faith is their armor. Truth is their spear. History is their battlefield.
500 years after the events of The Lies of the Ajungo, the City of Truth is the last remaining city of the Forever Desert. Long ago, it stood alone against the might of the monstrous Chief Tutu, and has since become a bastion of freedom and peace. The city has successfully weathered the near-constant attacks from the Cult of Tutu, who have besieged it for over a century, capturing any passerby and using them as human shields.
17-year-old Osi is a Junior Peacekeeper in the City. When the mysterious leader of the Cult, known only as the Aleke, commits a massacre in the capitol and steals the sacred God's Eyes, Osi steps forward to valiantly defend his home. For his bravery he is tasked with a tremendous responsibility—destroy the Cult of Tutu, bring back the God's Eyes, and discover the truth of the Aleke.
The Forever Desert series
The Lies of the Ajungo
The Truth of the Aleke
About the Author
Moses Ose Utomi is a Nigerian-American fantasy writer and nomad currently based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. He has an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and short fiction publications in Fireside Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, and more. He is the author of the novella The Lies of the Ajungo and the YA fantasy novel, Daughters of Oduma. When he’s not writing, he’s traveling, training martial arts, or doing karaoke—with or without a backing track.