Return to the startlingly original world of The Record Keeper in this stunning sequel. Join Arika Cobane as she continues her fight for freedom.
With General Arika Cobane at the helm, the Rebels take control of the Kongo territory and elect a Council to negotiate peace.
Everything changes when the Council concedes to a last-minute English demand: the war criminal, Arika Cobane, must stand trial for crimes carried out during the revolution.
A fugitive of the law, Arika flees north; determined to prove the Council has been infiltrated. As she uproots lies and uncovers secrets, the line between English and Kongo, friend and foe dissolves - her hatred festers and she fears even her beloved Hosea Khan can't be trusted.
Convinced she is the One to save her people, Arika ventures in search of a dangerous book powered by an ancient religion. If it doesn't kill her, the Heart of Incantations will give her the power to destroy her enemies and install herself as the Head of the Council.
On the brink of ultimate revenge, the whole truth is revealed and Arika is devastated; the fate of her people depends on the one thing she swore she'd never give.
Agnes is a speaker and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her husband and son. Homegrown in the Sunshine State, Agnes studied English Literature at the University of Florida before transitioning to Levin College of Law, where she earned both a Juris Doctorate and Legal Master degree. She's a voracious reader of the African-American literary canon and a dedicated advocate for marginalized people everywhere.