The Civilization of Light & Dark
The Civilization of Light & Dark is book one of the Land of the Gods series (completed). 18-year old Skylar Abasi expects her Kenyan vacation to go smoothly. But when she gets sucked into her grandfather’s talks about “magic” and “other worlds,” she finds herself struggling to survive in a mysterious African kingdom governed by mysterious gods and haunted by a sorceres with a singular ambition that may spell its end. Skylar, as skeptical as she is about her new enviroment and its physics defying laws, must find a way home or perish in this forsaken land of the gods.
A Brief History of the Kingdom
A very long time ago in the Sahel region of the central-eastern Sahara in Africa, there was a kingdom called the land of the gods. It is the world’s first and oldest civilization, dating to circa 12,000 BCE. The people were ancient Sahelian people whose blood ran the gamut of Indigenous peoples of the region. Their civilization was so advanced it boasted pyramids, astronomy, medical science, and writing well before those of Sumeria, Rome or Egypt.
The people believed that their civilization was commissioned by the gods themselves. The belief in their gods is so firm, they claimed their first king came from the heavens, sent by the gods, and, as such represented the gods on earth. The gods, they said, would return to them, if they made their land beautiful again. The gods would free them from the chains of time and shield of invisibility, and one god among them, would rule as their true king.
What happened to this kingdom that flourished at a time when the Sahara was verdant with savannahs and wetlands? No trace of this kingdom exists today,only the inhospitable 300 foot high sand dunes. Yet, evidence is emerging from sources such as National Geographic that this civilization flourished as early as 10,000 BCE. The Sphinx is described as dating to the Age of Leo, the lion (10,000 years ago).
Today, Bedouins and Berber legends talk of the desert kingdom that existed and perished below the sands when the gods shook the world. They believe if you stare at the horizon long enough, while the sun sets, you’ll see traces of this old civilization, carved in the sands of time. Not many people believe them, dismissing it as a legend told without merit. But what if I tell you that this kingdom does exist? Not existed, as in the past tense, but still exists. What if I tell you that the kingdom still flourishes, hidden from human eyes and influence, but very much alive?