THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY DARK STAR TRILOGY IS HERE!Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery with many answers . . . *Perfect for fans of Pratchett, George R. R. Martin and Octavia Butler*’Even more gripping and inventive than its predecessor . . . like Tolkien on ayahuasca’ Observer***** Part adventure, part chronicle of an indomitable woman – the witch Sogolon – who bows to no man, this is an unforgettable exploration of power, personality, and the places where they overlap, set in a world at once ancient and startlingly modern. In the words of Neil Gaiman, James has created ‘a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s’. Chronicling the same events but telling a very different story – who will you believe?
Read THE DARK STAR TRILOGY in any order! Book one, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, is available now. *****’Moving, vivid, and thought-provoking . . . brilliant’ Buzzfeed’James masterfully flips the first instalment on its head . . . [A] titanic story of empire, adventure and power’ Esquire’Told with James’ inimitable linguistic verve . . . Riotous, ultraviolent, dazzlingly inventive’ Literary Hub