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Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman

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In “MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Book 1: Kings)”, the author masterfully transports you to a world of wonder…of horror…of amazing inventions, captivating locales and extraordinary people.

In this thrilling mash-up of Steampunk, Alternate History and Horror, Harriet Tubman must match wits and power with the sardonic John Wilkes Booth and a team of hunters with po
Paperback, 174 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Roaring Lions Media, LLC (first published January 6th 2012)
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2nd out of 62 books — 27 voters
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To the best of my knowledge what I just read is not a history book. I have checked a few other sources and found nothing to suggest that Harriet Tubman actually had any kind of extreme healing abilities. Nor could I find any reference of Stagecoach Mary having iron skin. An elaborate subway system crisscrossing the whole continent was likewise missing from my studies.

This book has a comic book feel (actually it would make a pretty cool comic), both in its quick pace and in set
Jun 25, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
I can honestly say that I've been waiting for this book for years. I first discovered fantasy & science fiction when I was 13 years old. Regular fiction was entertaining, but impossible flights of fancy captivated me the most. However, as I began to immerse myself in those genres it became glaringly obvious to me that the future (and even the past) contained few or no people of color. The African-American section of my local bookstores and libraries offered me three choices--beautifully ...more
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Jul 06, 2013 Joyce Reynolds-Ward rated it really liked it
Fast-paced and engaging story featuring Harriet Tubman battling against the forces of evil as exemplified by Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War. Except it's not quite that simple. Stanton secretly has slave ancestry and the malevolent spirit of John Brown seeks revenge upon Tubman for not supporting his uprising. Unexpected twists and turns plus the presence of an African-American scientific and magical genius who has created a vast, literal, steam-powered underground railroad as well as a ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Dale added it
Harriet Tubman is martial arts expert government agent who rescues the child of Secretary War Edwin Stanton at the request of John Wilkes Booth. We start with alternative history and from there we get the whole kitchen sink added one element at a time: super powers, anachronistic technology, clockwork tree creatures, zombies (ghuls, but yeah, zombies), a serial killer, were-coyotes, mythical heroes, and magic curses.

At first this seemed like world building, but soon it becomes clear it's ADD. Th
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Feb 12, 2014 Penelope Flynn rated it liked it
Despite the pedestrian title which sounds like something you'd only pick up during Black history month, Moses: The Chronicles of Harriett Tubman (Book I: KINGS) is a high energy alternate history, steamfunk novella set in post-Civil War/Reconstruction America featuring Harriet Tubman as a demon-slayer imbued with fantastical powers.
In Book I Harriett is called upon to rescue a kidnapped child which spawns a chain of events leading her on a chase across country, down into Mexico and into the he
Jun 28, 2015 Tameka rated it did not like it
"Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman blends horror and steampunk to transport you to a world of wonder and illusion, and amazing inventions. It’s a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and creatures from hell rise and walk the earth." Summaries like this are what drew me into wanting to read this book. I found this book on and purchased it at a discounted price; after checking the ratings and reviews on, I figured that reading this book would be worth it, ...more
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Relentless momentum and frequent plot-twists and historical surprises (a who's who of nineteenth century cameos). The print I read wasn't perfectly edited, and I wish that there had been a bit more in the way of 'down-time' with the characters that we might have gotten to know them a little better; but the story was a rollicking good adventure all the same, and I'll recommend this to anybody who asks!
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Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link and Rite of Passage: Initiation.
He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and
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