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'A vibrant tale of betrayal, intrigue and revolution' Anthony Ryan
'A thrilling, fantastical adventure that introduces a beguiling new world' S. A. Chakraborty
In the city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness-only he doesn't want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city's immigrants are sworn to secrecy.
But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn't exist, he's put on a collision course with Bassa's darkest secrets. Drawn into the city's hidden history, he sets out on a journey beyond its borders. But the chaos left in the wake of his discovery threatens to destroy the empire.
Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa begins a thrilling new epic fantasy series of violent conquest, buried histories and forbidden magic.
Praise for Son of the Storm
'A contender for best new fantasy series of the year' SFX
'Everything I love to see in a fantasy story: masterful, fully-realised worldbuilding, morally complex characters, thoughtful and piercing interrogations of power . . . Damn good stuff!' Jenn Lyons
'An elaborately plotted tale of ancient magics and world-shattering politics. I, like many others, will be impatiently waiting for the next instalment!' Andrea Stewart
'An original and fully conceived new world of fantasy teeming with brilliant possibilities' P. Djèlí Clark
'An epic fantasy set apart by how deftly Okungbowa unfurls his intricate, richly imagined world' A. K. Larkwood
'Forgotten magic propels a richly drawn story of ambition, conspiracy and the elusiveness of belonging' Fonda Lee
'Bold characters, bloody action and brutal politics. I thoroughly enjoyed it!'
Okungbowa (David Mogo Godhunter) launches the Nameless Republic trilogy with this gripping epic fantasy about a deeply divided, West Africa esque nation on the brink of disaster. Naive, idealistic Danso is intended to be married to headstrong, ruthless Esheme. It's a match that would secure the political standing of both their households, which are set at the margins of the privileged Idu caste if only Danso, who's discriminated against for being Shashi, the mixed-race offspring of a mainlander and an outlander, would keep his nose down and focus on his duties as a jali novitiate instead of searching for the truth about his mother beyond the borders of his homeland. But when Danso crosses paths with Lilong, a skin-changing invader from the Nameless Islands who wields a mystical power that Danso believed to be mere folklore, the encounter challenges everything he thought he knew about his homeland. This polyphonic fantasy unravels at a deliberately measured pace, and while the myriad perspectives contribute to the story's tension and urgency, readers may initially feel frustrated trying to orient themselves in such a complex society. Once the story coalesces, however, the hook will be set. This series starter promises more good things to come.