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Son of the Storm

(The Nameless Republic #1)

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A young scholar's ambition threatens to reshape an empire determined to retain its might in this epic tale of violent conquest, buried histories, and forbidden magic.

In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever but disillusioned scholar who longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected of the city’s elite. A way out presents itself when Li
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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Expected publication: May 11th 2021 by Orbit
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Suyi Okungbowa Not between the main characters, no. Other characters have love lives, but none of them is centered as the main story.

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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This has to be one of the absolute most gorgeous covers I've ever seen in my life. Like, I want a full-color portrait tattoo of this damn cover. Omg. 😍 ...more
Mya
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks so much to Orbit for a review copy of this book. Since they don't want reviews to come out until April 2021, I'll just say for now: a masterpiece. ...more
LIGHTSONG13
Look at that cover ... ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!

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On the book's page, some random user posted a question for this book (and I quote) "Does this have romance", and the author responded (and I quote again):
"Not between the main characters, no. Other characters have love lives, but none of them is centered as the main story."

To the author I say:
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! I am most definitely NOT a fan of romance in any adult Fantasy books and series ... NO
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christina
Nov 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
this sounds really cool and that cover is gorgeous!

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Amy Verkruissen
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
After reading books by Nnedi Okorafor, Tomi Adeyemi and Marlon James my interest in fantasy stories based in African culture has definitely been grown. So when I saw this book I knew I needed to read it.
The storyline is interesting though very politically charged and I had a hard time getting through some of the story.
Son of the Storm explores racial, political and gender topics. There is much conflict in this story between most of the characters so it is rather tension filled.
I did enjoy the
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Sim
Oct 08, 2020 marked it as 2021-releases  ·  review of another edition
October 8th, 2020: This freaking-gorgeous-super-powerful cover has all my heart 😍 And I feel like I am adding a fantasy book written by a male author to my TBR after so long?? And I am always here to read more West-African inspired fantasies!!
afternoonsunjeans
holy fuck. the cover, the title, the synopsis. i'm ready to be swept off my feet ...more
Eleanor
Jan 05, 2021 marked it as to-read
I literally saw 'disillusioned scholar' and was hooked...INSTANTLY. Plus, what a gorgeous cover!! This novel looks like it'll deal with a lot of political intrigue too...my absolute favorite. Simply CANNOT wait!! A young scholar with ambition too, I'M SO HERE FOR IT! ...more
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Dec 22, 2020 marked it as anticipated-2021
skin-changing warrior from non existing island
That sounds good !!
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Can't wait to sink my fangs into this one!, see as the cover self maad die.... ...more
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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and the godpunk novel, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror an ...more

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