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If you ask my father who I am, he’ll tell you I’m nobility, daughter of a warrior and stepdaughter of a queen. And if you grabbed someone off the street, you’d probably hear that I was something that might just steal your children from their beds at night, but you didn’t hear it from them. But if you ask me, I’d say the term “misfit” is more appropriate.
Kulebra Uhero — or “Kula”, as she insists everyone call her — doesn’t want to be a diplomat. She’s Ahktali’s least qualified princess, and she’s content to trade her royal duties of attending palace guests for overseeing royal animals instead. But after tragedy strikes, she’s left as her little sister and new queen’s only resort to quell the fears of an empire. When her mission of goodwill doesn’t go according to plan, Kula is left with several enemies and the threat of a province’s rebellion looming on the horizon. As she truly discovers her nation for the first time, she is forced to confront not only Derian’s shrewdest politicians but herself as well.
The struggle with depression and anxiety is a deeply personal one, but it is also one familiar to many. This collection of twenty poems is a glimpse into that struggle and an attempt to help others on the journey to see that they aren’t alone.
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Here are eight well-known folktales from Derian, the setting of Kulebra. In Derian, festivals and holidays are times for stories, times to pass the mythology of their world and origins on to their children. Alongside three Anansi retellings are five new short stories where readers discover Derian’s mythology of the history of the world, the balance between good and evil, and the origins of Chuioke’s powers. Settle in, enjoy, and gain a bit more insight into the world of Kulebra.
When Banu Sessa runs away from her abusive employer in the heat of summer and gets lost in the forest, she fully expects to not live through the night. But instead of being left to the mercy of wild animals and strange forces in a dangerous forest, she stumbles across a manicured garden where an unseen host provides her with food and shelter.
Banu makes this place her haven, stealing away whenever she can–her own secret enchanted garden. But the garden has secrets of its own, and Banu is often certain someone is watching her. When she digs below the idyllic surface, what will she find?
Chuioke is tired, far from home, and pursued by shadowy figures who stay just out of sight. He knows that it’s dangerous when he stops for a break, but he’s unprepared for how much danger he’ll face when he lands himself in the lair of the world’s largest snake.
Tales from Derian is a series of short stories inspired by various African folktales. This tale is the first of three episodes inspired by the origin story of Anansi, the hero of many West African stories.
Agamir rarely finds himself in need of help. When he gets himself into trouble, he’s perfectly capable of getting himself out. But when he finds himself trapped in the territory of enemies, he has to rely on someone who may be more trouble than he’s worth.
Tales from Derian is a series of short stories inspired by various African folktales. This tale is the second of three episodes inspired by the origin story of Anansi, the hero of many West African stories.
Chuioke is facing his final opponent, an enemy that’s unified and might even be a few steps ahead of him. This enemy is angry and approaching even faster than Chuioke may be able to handle. But what will he do when his foe isn’t quite what he expected?
Tales from Derian is a series of short stories inspired by various African folktales. This tale is the last of three episodes inspired by the origin story of Anansi, the hero of many West African stories.