The Story

Sherem is brilliant. She's Ethiopian. She's travelled the world. She speaks a dozen ancient and modern languages, including Fan-Girl. And she can use--or improvise--a hundred weapons from around the globe or of her own design. Quite the list of accomplishments for a 25 year old. Or is that 2500?

When best friend/roomies Hamza and Yehat, two Gen-X brainiacs too smart for their own good, meet Sherem during the heat of summer, they take one look at her and expect sparks to fly.

They just don't expect them to come from the edges of blades.

Minister Faust's first foray into astonishing adventure, pop culture craziness and Africentric awe, The Coyote Kings is already a cult classic that had readers, critics and even Hollywood fluttering with excitement.


Praise for the Novel 


  • The Philip K. Dick Award
  • The Locus Best First Novel Award
  • The Compton-Crook Award


  • January Magazine, fiction
  • Barnes & Noble, SF&F
  •, SF&F
  • SF Site, SF&F, Editor's Choice


Read more acclaim by  novelists and critics for what Minister Faust's most popular novel.

The Music of
The Coyote Kings

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