Le Baton Chronicles
Author: Claudia Helena Ross
Julian Charles Chamberie left New Orleans with his father as a 10 year old boy after the unexpected death of his mother, vowing never to return. Now 24 years old, Julian is compelled to return to the Chevalier Mansion of New Orleans at the request of his 116 year old great-grandmother, Lela Chevalier Roberts, to order her affairs prior to her death. However, Julian soon discovers he is the “business” she wishes to order. Lela embarks on her mission to prepare Julian’s soul for his role in the apocalyptic end time prophecy of Le Baton. Lela transports Julian to 19th century Louisiana with the story of her father and slave owner, Augustus Chevalier, and the angels and demons who molded and manipulated not only Augustus’ life, but the destiny of Chevalier family, both slave and free, black and white.