~Written by Joshua Silverman
Buried beneath the Egyptian sands lies a relic from a society whose knowledge has been lost to Earth for over 5,000 years. It lies in wait for the boy who will use it to save a distant world. On that world, a slave girl who is more than she appears waits for a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foes rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces that neither understands. Follow Leoros, a 13 year-old boy who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books he reads, as he fights to unlock the secrets of the universe. Go with Atlantia, a 14 year-old girl whose mysterious powers grow stronger as she discovers her destiny. When the darkness comes, do you stand and fight or do you run and hide? An enemy with the power of dark magic - A mentor assassinated - Betrayal by an ally - A fight for the future - A final sacrifice. Will you join them? Or will you join the darkness? DO YOU DARE?
The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman takes readers on a thrilling ride into a world of ancient times, shrouded in mystery and deception. A place where things and people are not always as they appear.
The author does a remarkable job developing his numerous characters as readers are taken inside their minds and allowed to discover their strengths, weaknesses, and true selves. The main character is a 13-year-old boy named Leoros, who longs to be just like the heroes from his comic books. Leoros's life is intertwined with Altantia, a teenage girl from the far away planet of Potara. Potara possesses mystical powers that are growing stronger. Together they undertake a seemingly impossible quest and face their destiny.
Greek and Egyptian Mythology also play a key role in the story and it is evident that the author is very knowledgeable on the matter thus, allowing the story to freely unfold.
The Emerald Tablet will appeal to sci-fi, fantasy, and mythology fans alike and they will not be disappointed. I recommend picking up a copy. Available at Amazon.
Josh Silverman was born in Washington, DC. His family moved to Orange County, California when he was four years old and he was raised there. He grew up watching Star Trek, Star Wars, and other science fiction series with his family when he was young. Star Trek; The Next Generation was a ritual in his house. In his spare time, he collected a respectable collection of comic books and Magic: The Gathering cards. When he's not writing (or working in his day job to be able to write at night), he spends his time thinking about how to avoid traffic, what he's going to have for dinner, watching cheesy apocalyptic or King Fu movies, working out or reading.