We’re gearing up for the next page-turner from Rick Riordan Presents, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, by Kwame Mbalia. Strap yourself in and read the first chapter below.
There was a rhythm in my fists.
It told a story.
Everybody thought they knew the story. They’d seen it before. He’ll get over it. It’s a phase. Give him space. But they only knew fragments. They didn’t want to hear the rest. . . .
Oh, you do?
Well, what if I told you that I went to war over my dead best friend’s glowing journal? Or that I battled monsters big and small, with powers I didn’t know I had, with gods I didn’t know existed. Would you believe me?
Nah, you wouldn’t. You got your own problems. You don’t wanna hear about my struggles. Right?
Oh, you do? Well, I gotta warn you, it’s a wild ride, so buckle up, champ.
Let me give you some truth, and I hope it returns back to me.