Wow. Wow. Wow. This is an epic fantasy, conjured from African mythology and lush prose, featuring magicians, pirates, smoke-walkers, floating cities, spymasters and more, in a mesmerizing story where men and women race against time to save their world — and themselves. This page-turner speaks to our moment on multiple levels and is a deeply satisfying read for fans of N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy and Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, or Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha and Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series.
Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons
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This trade paperback includes an extensive, conversational interview between the author and Daniel José Older!
The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.
Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile.
Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.
Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston's characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will bleed your mind with its turns of phrase and leave you aching for the world it burns into being.
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|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Product dimensions:||5.48(w) x 8.21(h) x 1.43(d)|