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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Feb 05, 2019 | 640 Pages
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Praise for Black Leopard, Red Wolf:

“Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s. It’s as deep and crafty as Gene Wolfe, bloodier than Robert E. Howard, and all Marlon James. It’s something very new that feels old, in the best way. I cannot wait for the next installment.” Neil Gaiman

“This book begins like a fever dream and merges into world upon world of deadly fairy tales rich with political magic. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a fabulous cascade of storytelling. Sink right in. I guarantee you will be swept downstream.” Louise Erdrich

“A miracle… If Charles R. Saunders’ Imaro series opened the door to new ways of telling epic fantasy, and N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance trilogy leapt over the threshold, then Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf just ripped the whole damn door off its hinges.” Tor

“A sprawling, epic fantasy… Fuses mythology, fantasy, and African history into a sensual, psychological triumph.” Esquire

“James’ sensual, beautifully rendered prose and sweeping, precisely detailed narrative cast their own transfixing spell upon the reader. He not only brings a fresh multicultural perspective to a grand fantasy subgenre, but also broadens the genre’s psychological and metaphysical possibilities. If this first volume is any indication, James’ trilogy could become one of the most talked-about and influential adventure epics since George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire was transformed into Game of Thrones.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An epic fantasy with deep roots in African history and myth… A thrilling story.” Southern Living

“With Black Leopard, Red Wolf, [Marlon James] brings us another epic story… Lyrically written and drawing from African history and mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf will be the book everyone is talking about.” PopSugar 

“[Marlon James] throws pretty much every fantasy and horror creature known into this brilliantly chaotic mash-up of genres and styles. Readers will discover mermaids, vampires, zombies, and witches, along with edge-of-your-seat chills and cheeky humor. James’ tale digs its hooks in and never lets go, rather like the claws of the flesh-eating Zogbanu trolls, or the teeth of a vicious ghommid. Yet for all the fantasy and action, James never loses sight of the human story… Gender-bending romance, fantastical adventure, and an Afrocentric setting make for an inventive and engaging read.” Booklist

“A work of prodigious imagination capable of entrancing readers.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for Marlon James and A Brief History of Seven Killings:

“[A] tour de force.” The Wall Street Journal

“Sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal, and dizzingly complex.” The New York Times

“Awe-inspiring.” Entertainment Weekly

“Thrilling, ambitious…both intense and epic.” Los Angeles Times

“It will come to be seen as a classic of our times.” NPR

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