Ripped through my life What was a few drops of WaterAt The Beginning Of Summer Tristan Strong Accidentally Punched A the beginning of summer Tristan Strong accidentally punched a in the sky sending him into Alke a world filled with African folklore After defeating the iron ships and fetterlings that plagued the people using his own uniue gift as an Anansesem Tristan returned home to his grandparents farm working to collect stories But Tristan hasn t felt right since he returned getting lost in his own head the trauma of what he has seen has shaken him deep to his core causing him to doubt himselfThen Tristan starts to have visions of a figure known only as the Shamble Man wreaking havoc on the recovering Alke And then the Shamble Man comes to Tristan s world and steals Tristan s beloved Nana Now Tristan rushes back to Alke to team up with old friends John Henry Ayanna Chestnut and of course the one and only Gum Baby with her infamous
#sap attacks to #Attacks to the Shamble Man and save his grandmother Can Tristan save the day again Or will he destroy this world he cares so deeply forThe second phenomenal book in Mbalia s Tristan Strong trilogy returns to the magical world of Alke full of goddesses boo hags tricksters heroes and legends from African and African American folklore Explore new places meet new faces and hear new tales while also seeing the return of old friends having frank conversations about trauma in ways that young people and old people understand pushing forward when all hope seems lost and learning what it means to really be a heroMbalia does an amazing job writing about Tristan s relationships with the adultsrole modelsteachers in his life in the first book that focus was on John Henry This book focuses on Tristan s relationship with Nana who we learn has also been adventuring in Alke and has been in ssence the origin of Tristan s role as the Anasesm She was the one who has ta. N gods is suffering from PTSD But there's no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge Tristan must return to Alke and reunite with his loud mouthed sidekick Gum Baby in order to rescue Nana and stop the culp. ,
Review based on a digital ARC provided via NetGalleyTristan Strong is back in this fast paced follow up to Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Thrown into the realm of Alke to save someone important to him Tristan must nlist the help of some friends from the first book some very powerful friends who happen to be African American folk heroes and West African gods Not much time has passed since we last saw Tristan and he continues to deal with the grief of his friend s death on top of that he has to contend with the fall out from his last adventures in Alke As his adventure unfolds he begins to realize that trauma is at the center of his feelings and he has to learn to come to terms with his own Trauma While Understanding The Trauma With Which while understanding the trauma with which are faced It sounds dark it sounds sad and it sounds heavy but Kwame Mbalia is a master storyteller and in his hands it is not really any of those things He deftly handles all of the characters and their individual roles in this story all the while acknowledging the importance of the stories from the African diaspora that contribute to the narrative The story is action packed and fun with lots of danger but Tristan and his friends are up the challenge There are some very powerful female characters in this story but I won t say too much about them so that I don t give anything away This book nds neatly but not like a present with a bow on top It Counter-Amores ends with possibilities and hope itnds with growth and acknowledgement If Kwame Mbalia were to write another book in this series it would not go amiss but it s not necessary as the reader is left feeling satisfied and Dancing at Armageddon empoweredI listened to the first one on audio and it was fantastic I read this one but I bet it would be a great listen too I received an ARC of this title from NetGalley inxchange for an honest reviewA storm had already. Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best selling Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia Tristan Strong just back from a victorious but Double Jeopardy exhausting adventure in Alke the land of African American folk heroes and Africa. Ught Tristan about the stories and figures from folklore and mythology and is the voice in hisar when faced with problems But ultimately she is a source of love and comfort of strength and resolve Nana is the woman that Tristan will destroy worlds for and I think that is beautiful Also Gum Baby has managed to get Composition and Literature even sassier since we last saw her Consider yourself warned Seriously you may strain muscles from laughing so hard DO YALL SEE THAT TITLE I received a copy of Tristan Strong Destroys the World from NetGalley inxchange for an honest review And honestly I
LOVED IT IT WAS WONDERFUL TO BE WITH TRISTANit It was wonderful to be with Tristan his cohort of African folktale heroes again His voice the sarcasm and witty humor of a preteen came through so clearly and kids will be laughing out loud at his asides to the reader And don t get me started on the pure joy I felt at reading the return of Ayanna and GUM BABY You know you were hoping she d be thereThe plot was complex yet deftly handled by Mbalia and I could feel how much work he s put into his craft to grow as a writer from Hole in the
Sky To Its Seuelto its seuel wove in characters from the first book while introducing new ones on the second and I loved them all There were ven a couple of scenes in the book that were so beautifully written okay chapter 32 that I had tears streaming down my face The climax was riveting couldn t put my Kindle down and the denouement left me wanting SO MUCH MORE And I am so grateful there will my Kindle down and the denouement left me wanting SO MUCH MORE And I am so grateful there will another one The only problem is that I have to wait I can t WAIT to introduce Tristan and the gang to my fifths this fall I m feeling like the first book may ven be our read aloud during our fantasy book club unit Bravo Kwame 29220We have a cover Absolutely loved the first book video review so can t wait for this one to come out D You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Websit. Rit from creating further devastation Anansi now a web developer in Tristan's phone is close at hand to offer advice and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his uest but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back togethe.