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Asante's Gullah Journey

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When Gullah family farms are being threatened library swordsman Asante must help save them. In this post-apocalyptic world of swords and soul, doing what's right leads to unimaginable threats. Beneda, a local farmer and archer, has begun her own quest. Will Asante and Beneda join forces to save the Gullah farms? ...more
Published April 28th 2016 by S. A. Gibson
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S.A. Gibson
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The world of Asante's Gullah Journey. What to know before reading the book.

All my stories are set in the same world. This is a future earth where modern technology is lost. So past history is remembered. But, people live with tech like in the early 1800s.

This is the first story with these characters. So it is independent. The things to know, are that in this world, Libraries have become the most powerful force. Because they have the past knowledge. They attempt to keep the records for society an
The story world has a very interesting premise. I could have read more about the weaved-in back story and historical context on how this alternate future world originated from our world of today.
The way how the story is told and its pacing reminded me of Tolkien’s and other pure fantasy books. A very positive aspect of this book is the cultural and racial diverse background of its characters. They use Southern Black Dialect and this not only makes the dialogue but also the book original and rep
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great book that i enjoyed reading. This book was full of world building adventure. Beneda is the character in this story as well as Asante the swordsman who helps her on this journey. A must read for any and all book lovers everywhere.
Vanessa Haley
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
"Asante's Gullah Journey" by S.A. Gibson is sci-fi written in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world. From the start, the story is action packed and full of adventure. Heroines stand out in a work where land is a precious commodity, especially farmland, and some will not stop until they take it all by any means necessary.

This is my first book I have read by S.A. Gibson, and for me this book fell a little short of keeping me captivated. The main reason for the low rating was based on the language th
Chandra Fry
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Unique and Intriguing

I have never read a story like this before. The style of writing was unique and the story intriguing. Overall, I enjoyed it!
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
S. A. Gibson's Asante's Gullah Journey is a novel set in a dystopian future with low technology and where librarians have a lot of power and respect. While many of Gibson's books are set in this dystopian future, this one focuses on a particular set of characters, Gullah farmers on Daufuskie Island, who wish to save their farms from people trying to trick them out of their ownership documents. To do this, they must seek the aid of the librarians and a librarian scout named Asante, who recently a ...more
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Where to begin? This is not your typical science fiction story. The author uses the term "wood punk" to describe the genre of this book, and it fits. The world has suffered a collapse, and people have had to revert to old ways of family farming, communication through letters and carrier pigeons, and libraries have become the sacred repositories of all knowledge. Librarians are not only knowledgeable, but martially skilled. If you do damage to a library or a librarian, they will hunt you as unrel ...more
C.A. King
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for something different, look no further. Asante's Gullah Journey isn't an ordinary sci-fi novel. The author's voice shines through with a sometimes blinding light. I mean that as a compliment. I enjoy something completely new and unusual every now and then.

The use of dialect threw me for a loop and took a few chapters to get used to, but in the end made the journey more enjoyable. It won't be for everyone. If you are an avid reader who enjoys sci-fi or fantasy, I recommend th
K. Matt
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The narrative voice and worldbuilding here are both quite strong. The world itself leaves the reader wanting to explore even more of it. The dialect used in some of the dialogue took a bit of getting used to, but sticking with it was a great decision, and I'd have missed out on a great story had I let that push me away. ...more
Shannan Williams
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it. The story moved along well and it kept me captivated the whole time. The language took a bit of getting used to, but I was able to follow along pretty quick. I really liked how the lead role was a female character, I thought that was great. Overall it was a great book and I look forward to reading more by this author.
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Ani Manjikian
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This one was a slow, thoughtful read because the language was so different than what I'm used to. Third person present with a regional dialect. Based on the description, the book is supposed to be a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel. Thing is, I never picked up on that part except for the blurb and one line where the author mentioned the 49 states of the US. Other than that, it could have been a historical novel. The book seems like a continuation of the author's After the Collapse series. ...more
joyce g
Love the atmosphere the author created, have a fondness for the region encompassed in this story.
From Bluffton, S.C. to Hilton Head Island, from okra to sweet grass baskets, the story is an adventure.
A special thank you to author S.A. Gibson for providing this book in a giveaway from Goodreads for an honest review.
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This book starts off a little confusing. The story reads as if you are talking improperly. It’s hard to get through the first few sentences without re-reading it a few times. As I go through the first few pages, it seem as if these characters are on a farm working and this land is family owned. The little girl Beneda feels strongly about protecting everyone on it, and I like that. This story is filled with adventure. It keeps you guessing and wondering about what’s going to happen next. There ar ...more
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S. A. Gibson writes Woodpunk fiction, and futurist action stories. Having worked with computers and people, now happily crafts different worlds and fun characters and wondering how to save the heroes and heroines.

S. A. Gibson was born in South Korea, grew up in California and currently lives in Los Angeles with a spouse and a chihuahua-dachshund.

When not writing, or writing school papers, S. A. Gi

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