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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:

“Marlon James is one of those novelists who aren’t afraid to give a performance, to change the states of language from viscous to gushing to grand, to get all the way inside the people he’s created… [Black Leopard, Red Wolf] looks like another great, big tale of death, murder and mystery but more mystically fantastical… Not only does this book come with a hefty cast of characters (like Seven Killings), there are also shape shifters, fairies, trolls, and, apparently, a map. The map might be handy. But it might be the opposite of why you come to James—to get lost in him.” The New York Times

“James is a professed fantasy nerd, so Black Leopard, Red Wolf will certainly appeal to fans of all the well-acknowledged authors with at least two initials — George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, etc. But if you’ve read James’ 2014 novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (decidedly not a sci-fi or fantasy book but a 700-page world-building epic about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley), you’ll drag yourself to the midnight queue to buy Black Leopard regardless of the whole ‘Game of Thrones’ selling point.” Huffington Post

“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

“The novel teems with nightmares: devils, witches, giants, shape-shifters, haunted woods, magic portals. It’s terrifying, sensual, hard to followbut somehow indelible, too.”Vogue 

“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

“Marlon James is the author of some of the most lush, lyrical, evocative prose of the last couple of decades, and so it’s no wonder that his fans have been waiting with bated breath for his first foray into the fantasy world with Black Leopard, Red Wolf… James imbues the story with mythology and magic, and explores the outer limits of truth and power, as he crafts one of the most fully, imaginatively realized fantasy universes ever. Our only question is: When does the next book come out?” Nylon

“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

Black Leopard, Red Wolf … brings together African history, mythology, and fantasy … James does mystery, dread, and weirdness excellently, and Black Leopard, Red Wolf is likely to raise the bar even higher. It also doesn’t hurt that it has a stunning cover.” —Lit Hub

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