Rutejimo, the main character, is a teenage boy who embodies some of the worst characteristics of growing up. He dreams big and yearns to be addressed as 'Great Shimusogo' like his older brother, but not badly enough to work at it. He is clumsy, disloyal, and disobedient to his elders. He thinks he knows better. He wants to be a hero without getting out of his comfort zone. Didn't we all?
Sand and Blood is the story of his testing--being left in the desert with four other teens to survive and make his own way or perish. His companions--two bullies, a weakling, and a girl who is superior to them all in experience and power--all have their own agendas and Rutejimo must learn courage, compromise, and thinking out of the box.
D. Moonfire is the remarkable intersection of a computer nerd and a scientist. He inherited a desire for learning, endless curiosity, and a talent for being a polymath from both of his parents. Instead of focusing on a single genre, he writes stories and novels in many different settings ranging from fantasy to science fiction. He also throws in the occasional romance or forensics murder mystery to mix things up.
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