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Namina Forna

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Born
Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
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Namina Forna is a young adult novelist based in Los Angeles, and the author of the epic fantasy YA novel The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina loves building fantastical worlds and telling stories with fierce female leads.

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The Gilded Ones (Deathless,...

4.13 avg rating — 7,786 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
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“No matter my origins, there is worth in what I am.”
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“We all have a choice right now. Are we girls or are we demons? Are we going to die or are we going to survive?”
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“The emperor and his men, they can use White Hands and the rest of the karmokos to make us into warriors, they can even give us absolution, but they can never change what they did. They can never take back the horrors that have already been inflicted on us.”
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Wicked All Night (Night Rebel, #3) by Jeaniene Frost
Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost
(Night Rebel, #3)
 
  2 votes, 28.6%

 
  1 vote, 14.3%

Ignite the Fire (Cassandra Palmer, #11) by Karen Chance
Ignite the Fire by Karen Chance
(Cassandra Palmer, #11)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

Magic Misled (Lizzie Grace, #7) by Keri Arthur
Magic Misled by Keri Arthur
(Lizzie Grace, #7)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

The Last Warrior (Shifters Unbound #13) by Jennifer Ashley
The Last Warrior by Jennifer Ashley
(Shifters Unbound #13)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

Beguiled (Betwixt & Between #3) by Darynda Jones
Beguiled by Darynda Jones
(Betwixt & Between #3)
 
  1 vote, 14.3%

A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4) by Sarah J. Maas
A ​Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
(A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Gilded Ones (Deathless, #1) by Namina Forna
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
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