Fantastic and unusual read

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The book was a great debut novel in terms of building an unusual and exciting fantasy world inspired by magical Pan-African themes (in that it reminded me of Leigh Bardugo's use of Eastern European inspired mythology and settings in her world-building, although otherwise quite different). The characters were well developed and resonated with me and the plot remained a page-turner with unexpected twists throughout.

This book is told from three points of view, of characters Koffi, Ekon, and Adiah, which at first is slightly confusing but starts to make more sense as the book develops.

The characters were strong, the relationships well developed, the setting beautiful and intense and exciting - I'm keen to see the next novel in this series, as there is definitely still scope for further development in terms of both the setting and the characters.