After seven years, Author Keshawn Dodds will be re-releasing the first book of his Menzuo-Solar Warriors Series, Menzuo in the Calling of the Sun Prince. Due out, late June 2010 - Lulu Enterprises Inc.
At the beginning of his spring break from school, Jammal Hall finds out that his time on Earth has been more important than he could have ever imagined. Many hidden secrets about his life are revealed. Jammal’s real birth name, information about his parents, and his true identity come to light. He also comes to find that Earth is in grave danger and that it is under attack by an evil Pirate Warrior named Morbid who is in search of the energy of all good and evil.
With the help from his protector Solar and his new trainer master Renzfly, Jammal quickly realizes that he does not have to face this battle alone. He must protect planet Earth and the energy of all good and evil, while trying to live a life as a normal kid. Video games, crushes and neighborhood bullies play a big role in helping to distract Jammal while he awaits his date of destiny which is his twelfth birthday.
Jammal must prepare himself for the most important test of his life, and it is not in the classroom. Jammal must succeed or the Dark Warrior will control the energy of all good and evil. His battle against Morbid will decide the fate of Earth and possibly the entire universe.
That night, it didn’t take Jammal long to fall asleep. Everything that happened to him in the day completely wiped him out. As soon as he closed his eyes, he was transferred into a dream world. He felt as if he was floating towards a bright light. He wasn’t afraid because it gave off many calming vibrations. He knew that it was Solar waiting for him just a few feet away.
“Hello prince Menzuo. Are you ready to begin your training?”
Jammal nodded. “Yes I am.”
“Well then, follow me,” Solar said as he floated just in front of Jammal. He continued to speak. “My prince from this point forward, everyone who you will meet throughout your training and through your battles will call you by your given Yardanian name. You must become very comfortable with your given name of Menzuo because I as well, will address you as such. It may be confusing at times because it is so new but with time, you will be just fine.”
Jammal nodded as they reached the door. He looked to Solar, “So what’s behind the door?”
“What you will find, will be your tests to see if you are truly capable of becoming the protector of this planet. If you pass these tests that are presented to you tonight, you will be allowed to continue on to enhance your abilities to become a true Yardanian Warrior,” Solar responded.
“And if I fail?”
“If you fail, then the Universe will be set for extinction. There is no one else who is capable to standing in your place. It is you or nothing.”
“Well isn’t that just great. Yeah, no pressure at all,” Jammal answered in a sarcastic tone.
“I am happy that you are confident my prince.”
“I wasn’t being serious Solar,” Jammal replied. He moved closer to the door. “But I really do not want to fail.”
Solar floated in front of his face. “We will not fail. This is our destiny. This is the calling of the Sun Prince. It is you who will protect planet Earth and I will put my existence as your protector on the line just to make sure that you do succeed.”
Jammal took a deep breath then nodded. After hearing that from Solar, he was feeling a little more confident about going forward with his training. “Well, here we go,” Jammal said as he reached for the door knob.
“Wait!” Solar shouted. “Before you enter this room, I must equip you with your ability suit. The suit that you will wear is the official Yardanian battle gear. I designed it myself just for this moment.”
“You designed it Solar?” Jammal asked with a half smile. “Are you a tailor or something?”
“Not even close. I did have more time on my hands than needed, and I put some of it to use just for you. I hope that you like it.”
“I think I will.”
Solar quickly flew back into the stone. “Please prince Menzuo, step back and raise your arms. You may want to close your eyes as the room will get much brighter than what it is.”
Jammal nodded. “Okay,” he stepped away from the door and did exactly what Solar told him. “I’m ready.”
“Just relax,” Solar said quickly.
As Jammal took a deep breath, the air in the room quickly blew all around him. The stone started to change with many different colors. Jammal’s body slowly lifted from the ground. He was now floating in the center of the room with his eyes closed. He controlled his breathing and let Solar continue the process.
The room brightened as the colors bounced throughout the area. With a quick blinding flash, Jammal seemed to have disappeared from where he was floating.
“WHOA!” Jammal shouted. He felt an intense amount of energy, surge through his body. “What was that?”
He tried to open his eyes but the room was still too bright. “Be patient,” Solar shouted.
Jammal closed his eyes again as he was slowly guided back to his feet. “I will be.”
The light in the room slowly faded and was drawn back into the stone. As the room calmed, Solar spoke. “You may now open your eyes my prince. Witness the birth of Menzuo, the true Yardanian Warrior.”
Jammal slowly opened his eyes. He looked around and noticed that he was still in front of the same door. He looked at his hands and noticed that they were covered with black gloves. “Whoa!”
“Look to your left my prince,” Solar said.
As Jammal did, he noticed a reflection looking back at him. “Is that me?”
“Yes it is, and this is your warrior suit.”
Jammal’s mouth dropped. “Unbelievable! This is awesome!”
He was now wearing a shiny black warrior’s suit with a red fire stripe that outlined his body. A black mask covered his eyes as the rest of his face was not covered. Jammal’s muscles grew just enough to make him look as if he was a miniature bodybuilder, and lastly, on his chest was the letter ‘M,’ marked for his name, Menzuo.
“You are now ready,” Solar said with much confidence. “You are the master of your destiny and nothing will get in your way.”
Jammal balled his hands into tight fists. “I am Menzuo! This is my destiny!”
“Open the door and let’s get to it,” Solar said.
Prince Menzuo turned the knob of the door and a rush of cold air blew past him. As it slowed, he walked into the dark room ready and confident.