The Last Centaur is the next Hunger Games, a dystopian teen book like Divergent...
Leroy “Olo” Hurricane Washington recalls his childhood where he defeated a centaur colony.
At 16, he won the rock throwing competition in Urumqi which successfully landed him every girl’s admiration.
Heralded into baseball major league status in West China, he chooses Tessia to be his girlfriend. The only problem is she’s the princess of the Centaurian Dynasty and haunted by her dead mom who intrudes in their relationship as a ghost.
Flying becomes Olo’s passion and he flies Tessia around the Chinese Ocean. When the monkeys stealing oil see them, Olo helps move the oil barrels to Monkey Island.
Olo's life changes when the pirate Jabi Pando plots to steal the oil back for the Himaloths who own the oil rig.
With a magic fountain pen, Tessia journals Olo Washington’s catastrophic rise and fall as the richest teen at #1 High School of Urumqi in a school textbook she calls... The Last Centaur.
His radiant heart yearned for something good so Olo turned to the man at the stand and asked what he was listening to.
“Iheartradio. Your betting your eternal destiny on a philosophy that commits yourself to a particular view of your world. Every person has the opportunity to find it...may I name you Leroy Washington? He’s the jazz musician playing this song...it’s not exclusive to be a hurricane in an oil lamp.”
Olo shook his head, “Will you give me water?”
“If you knew the well is deep there is plenty of water...All roads don’t lead to relational tolerance for you...a boy on the road with no home...nothing is fair in this world, that I promise you...did you know Rubin The Hurricane Carter was an middleweight boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder and later released following a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison?”
Olo looked up his picture on his iPhone.
“You must not be less than Romans or Centaurians...remember that...enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. I gave you a new name, but remember give to Caesar what is Caesar’s when you tell them this name...Leroy Olo Hurricane Washington.”
Olo jumped at having four names. Life on the Silk Road was always exciting. His journey started the day he felt famous. He was alive. The deathly feeling of having never known his parents was now defeated. He looked up at the clouds.
I am worthy of a name, he laughed. His blood flowed like a beast.
With a final breathe he took and shook the guards hand. The guard winced at the strength of Olo’s hand.
“With that grip nothing can defeat you...”
“I am alive!” Olo shouted.
He was overcome with that lifted feeling of being the lost sheep that was discovered by someone who cared to show him the truth. That he was more than just a wolf baby.
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