Set in Africa, the first installment of the Patriot trilogy, Dawn of the Patriot: Heart of Ziik, unravels the epic story of 19-year old University student Ziik in Lagos, Nigeria as he is unexpectedly thrust onto a path of adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Just another regular kid occupied with the simple things in life, the highly spirited and gritty Ziik could care less about the complexities of the lands he called home… until he is struck by an inexplicable tragedy.
Suddenly his view of the world around him would lose its naivety; the meaning of life, purpose, and fairness would all become the focus of his thoughts; profound obsessions plunging him deeply into the darkest corners of his mind he had previously been oblivious to. The clouds that now fore-shadowed his innocence would strike at the very core of his being confronting all prior notions of what comprised good and evil, right and wrong; justice and crime. Without a doubt, this was a defining moment: In the face of darkness, who would he become?
His quest for personal redemption would lead him on a path into the dark and treacherous world of crime and corruption, introducing him to powerful villains never before seen or heard of. Dangerous villains who wreak havoc and stand for the very vices he had come to desist – especially the peculiar one they call Blackheart. This was by no means an ordinary threat – the fate of the country was just a means to an end for them; but even their madness saw a cause.
This was all so new; all so overwhelming. How did Ziik end up in all of this? How could a regular college kid rise to the occasion against such daunting adversaries highly skilled at their crafts? Amidst the darkness, he must make a choice; Ziik must choose who he would become – a by-stander or more?
To his surprise he learns that his beloved brother Victor is somehow involved in all of this; exactly how still remained a mystery yet to be uncovered. Indeed, when pushed to the limit he would come to appreciate that impossible is just a perspective; he is no ordinary kid – he’s got a few awesome tricks up his sleeves. Obsessions that once formed the basis of his teenage pains would find great use, great purpose. He would come to stand for something more than just himself – he would become the Eagle.
But would he really stand a chance? After all, this is Africa, what difference can anyone possibly make?
On this lonely quest about self-discovery, friendship, love, sacrifice, hope and justice, he would learn that he is not alone. Introducing some of the most unique and engaging characters in literature, combined with elements of adventure, suspense, action, drama, and comedy, Dawn of the Patriot offers an exciting fresh take on what it really means to be a hero; to harness your inner strength – the resounding fire that innately burns within you to confront adversity despite the odds. What it truly takes to resist evil and stand a force for good: a symbol of hope -A Patriot!
In the face of darkness, who will you become?
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