Book Title: Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny
Book Description: This story starts off about a group of pilots learning to fly as a squad, but they introduce another character who talks about flying flight sims as manned flight has been permanently banned, and indicate the squad is down by one person. Upon the arrival of the new squad member they take another test flight to test abilities and are suddenly attacked during the training process. As the story continues we discover the why. The squad which has been training in P-51 mustangs are suddenly put into a state of the art aircraft for a rescue mission. During the rescue we learn just how state of the art the aircraft really is, and what it is capable of as they rescue a senator from an office building in Atlanta GA and then return to base with a successful mission.
Book Author: Marcus Williams, Greg Burnham
Book Format: Paperback
Illustrator: Marcus Williams
The name of the book itself hints that these might be the children of the World War 2 fighter pilot heroes the “Tuskegee Airmen” and while that entire unit was highly decorated and honored for their service, this story uses the name and paint style on the P-51 Mustangs to indicate that this is the new generation of said unit, since the first part of the story takes place in Alabama like the original unit during World War 2. While the timeline is far from World War 2 I love how the tradition continues and honors the actual unit. The story as it unfolds reminds me of the classic cartoon series Robotech. Which is awesome to see things that I grew up with honored in such a way.
The cover artwork and interior artwork is stunning and bold. It matches perfectly with the story and grasp’s the reader with the visual interest that matches the wonderful interest of the story, and when the state of the art planes they get reveal their secrets and what they are actually up against, the artwork reflects that which I find wonderfully done when the art matches the story.
I look forward to following this story more and seeing how the arc plays out.
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