Black Sands is the most popular independent book series in the black community and it is clear why. The story is about a young boy named Ausar whose life goal is to rule Kemet. This leads him on a quest across the war-torn lands of the ancient world.
In this world, a power struggle is being fought between the last standing nations of people and ancient beings known only as gods who rule over them. Our heroes will not only be struggling with ancient deities, but also the intricate politics of society at the time.
Whether it's ancient Greece, Sumer, Canaan, Kush, or Egypt, readers will dive deep into this culturally phenomenal series. Kirkus Reviews says it is "A sure bet for young readers who may be cultivating interests in ancient history." It has been compared to other Middle Grade series titles such as Avatar, Naruto manga, and many more. Black Sands is a series most black youth are hungry for. It is no wonder it has been featured in Publishers Weekly, CBR, Atlanta Blackstar, endorsed by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and more.