Are You Ready for Cicely Rue’s New Book, The Soul of the Panther?

The Soul of the Panther is coming! I repeat, The Soul of the Panther is coming!

In the Eye of the Panther series, your favorite characters return in this epic tale. Amare Kent, Nadia Clemmons, Sireen Lucas, Elysian Hamilton, and Nova Smith are back with new recruits and new missions to continue the fight against white supremacy.

One of the first fictional series to depict a militant African American group in an era of respectability politics, The Eye of the Panther is unlike any black civil rights organization. A radical group determined to eradicate white supremacy by any means necessary; they refuse to politely ask for the rights bestowed upon them at birth. Employing radical tactics instead of the normal non-violent tactics used by their predecessors, The Eye of the Panther will get what’s theirs with no mercy.

I’m so excited to bring you guys the second pre-order season for The Eye of the Panther series. Thanks to everyone who has supported me along this journey. It means so much. I don’t know where I would be without my many donators, readers, family, and friends. I have a lot of exciting things coming for you guys and I’m about to spill it all!

“We will not march for hours or sit or stand and hold signs that didn’t change things sixty-seven years ago. We will take what is considered to be our innate rights: freedom, equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness or we will bring America to its knees to show her the error of its ways.”Nadia Clemmons

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When I first wrote the Eye of the Panther, I was an angry individual. The spark in the visibility of racism right after college offered little hope. It wasn’t the way I wanted to enter into adulthood. I expressed this anger with my mother on the phone. In fear of my violent words and potential violent actions, she encouraged me to write down my thoughts. I don’t think she meant for me to write scenes of me blowing up police stations in retaliation for unarmed police killings. But that’s exactly what I did. She was even more horrified when I told her it was going to be in the opening chapter of my first book. I waited so long for my book idea to come me. The fire and speed that easily pushed out my words let me know it was good first book idea. I wanted to inspire black people to no longer participate in respectability politics and to no longer ask for the rights they are entitled to.



“We will never negotiate for what we are entitled to. The only thing a man can give up for his freedom, equality, and justice is his right to it.”Amare Kent

While finishing up the second book, I’ve found peace. Although racism still infuriates me, I’m no longer going on days-long Facebook rants to showcase that pain. Instead, I’ve found a way to inspire and transcend the black community using my talent and passion. This declaration was made in one of my poems, “The stories in my heart can’t be easily sought, but you can feel the pain and passion in my words, see it in my eyes. I’ve weathered a storm and that celebration is the continuation of life.”

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So continue to take this journey with me and my lovely characters. This books series isn’t just to spark rage within the black community. It’s to teach and unite. It’s to inspire aspiring individuals who want to be more than society’s expectations. Once again, thank you to everyone who has supported me since I started this writing journey in 2012. I hope I continue to make you guys proud.

What can you expect during this pre-order season?

  • The Soul of the Panther will have a hardcover edition!
  • The Eye of the Panther has a new book cover!
  • The Eye of the Panther merchandise is coming soon… really soon.
  • There will be two different customized boxes.
  • There will be a contest for the Ultimate Panther Bundle. That includes both books, two shirts, one hat, a beanie, and many other goodies!
  • I’ve found people that look like members of the Founding Order that I’m going to share with you.
  • The Eye of the Panther Interview Series
  • The Soul of the Panther Book Trailer
  • My Birthday Party

I hope you’re ready for everything I have in store for you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to comment below or contact me here.

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