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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
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Layered with so much detail it exudes authenticity, this novel is not for the faint hearted, nor for those who wish for a fairy tale happy ending. You could call it a bildungsroman, a story of a boy growing into a man, except the man keeps growing, more and more evilly, with the full support of his church.
In masterly prose (an earlier draft is listed as finaling in the South Australian Premier's prize for an unpublished manuscript) witty, erudite, and sparkling with mischief, Mr Sheppard drags the reader into unwilling connivance with evil, making the reader hope the protagonist will escape justice, and more and more appalled at how things are 'arranged' behind the scenes.
One of the highlights of this novel is the innovative way Mr Sheppard describes those fleeting expressions we instantly recognise in his text. The book hums with originality and every page rewards the discerning reader with new insight.
Read this book and learn more about humanity.