The Black God's Drums

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Publisher Description

Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djèlí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God's Drums.

Alex Award Winner!

In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air--in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God’s Drums.

But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations.

Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black God’s Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans.

“A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!”—New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
August 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
112
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

KNM2013 ,

Well Worth A Read!

I truly enjoyed the story and characters! I hope a follow up is written.

Archangel Beth ,

Good stuff.

Short! But then I remembered it wasn't billed as a novel when I bought it, so I can't actually complain about that.

For reasons, I got distracted in the middle of this novella & came back to it months later. The story was memorable enough that I didn't have to re-read anything. Just picked it right up.

I like the different dialects that the characters have when speaking. It's always a trick to have dialects that sound organic -- and impart them to readers who may not know how to parse them well. I think it works nicely!

(If you don't usually read dialects, you could do worse than cutting your teeth on the ones here. Good stuff.)

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