: Adeyemi (T.)

R 250.00
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531pp., paperback, London, 2018


The first instalment of a three-part young adult West-African inspired fantasy trilogy, The Legacy of Orïsha.

 "Black Girl Magic indeed! It's no surprise that this epic trilogy opener has already been optioned for film. Full of cinematic action sequences (the most memorable of them set underwater and employing an army of the dead) and creatures worthy of Star Wars (horse-sized 'lionaires' have saber teeth and horns), it storms the boundaries of imagination. Yet it also confronts the conscience. Adeyemi's brutally depicted war between the noble, lighter-skinned kosidans, and the enslaved, darker-skinned majis poses thought-provoking questions about race, class, and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society." The New York Times

"Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel Jose´ Older, and Sabaa Tahir." Booklist, Starred Review

"A hugely enjoyable escapist story that makes you re-examine the world around you. It is a miraculous achievement." Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Guardian

Nigerian-American writer Tomi Adeyemi lives in San Diego, California. The Legacy of Orïsha is her first series.