The Gilded Ones - Namina Forna

Usborne Books

$12.00

Introducing the must-read new bold and immersive West African-inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle, Book Riot, and Refinery 29.🌍✨

In this captivating world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, making it a perfect read for fans of "Children of Blood and Bone" and "Black Panther."

Sixteen-year-old Deka calls Otera home, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom where a woman's worth is inseparable from her purity, and she must bleed to prove it. However, Deka's fate takes a dark turn when she bleeds gold, the forbidden colour of impurity, a hue associated with demons. Her punishment, though, is far more sinister than death.💛

Just when hope seems lost, a mysterious woman enters Deka's life and reveals her true nature: she is an Alaki, a near-immortal being with extraordinary gifts. With this revelation comes a fateful choice - join the Emperor's forces alongside others like her, or face certain destruction.

This epic tale spans 416 pages, taking readers on an unforgettable journey through a world filled with magic, power, and the strength to defy tradition. 🌍👑

With dimensions of 19.8 x 13 cm, this paperback is the perfect companion for teenagers, particularly those in Key Stage 4. Dive into a world where destiny is challenged, and the fight for freedom begins.💚


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