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|LARL Cataloging||LARL92768 (Text)||LARL92767||New||On order||-|
|LARL Cataloging||LARL92768 (Text)||LARL92768||New||On order||-|
- ISBN: 9780735220201
- ISBN: 0735220204
- ISBN: 9780735220225
- Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
|Summary, etc.:||"From Marlon James, author of the bestselling National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy, his African Game of Thrones. In Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon the Moon Witch proved a worthy adversary to Tracker as they clashed across a mythical African landscape in search of a mysterious boy who disappeared. In Moon Witch, Spider King, Sogolon takes center stage and gives her own account of what happened to the boy, and how she plotted and fought, triumphed and failed as she looked for him. It's also the story of a century-long feud-seen through the eyes of a 177-year-old witch-that Sogolon had with the Aesi, chancellor to the king. It is said that Aesi works so closely with the king that together they are like the eight limbs of one spider. Aesi's power is considerable-and deadly. It takes brains and courage to challenge him, which Sogolon does for reasons of her own. Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman who bows to no man, it is a fascinating novel that explores power, personality, and the places where they overlap"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 January #1
*Starred Review* In this second installment of the Dark Star Trilogy, James returns to Iron Age Africa with the story of Sogolon, introduced in Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019) as a sometime antagonist, sometime ally of Tracker. The first part Sogolon's story is told in third person as she recounts the days of a youth more than 150 years in the past, where she encounters the Aesi, the sinister chancellor in the court of Fasisi, and discovers the uses of her own fickle magic. Shifting to first person, James describes the family Sogolon makes with a shapeshifting lion, which is devastatingly disrupted by an attack from the Aesi. Spending most of the ensuing century in the bush, Sogolon becomes the "Moon Witch," a self-appointed vigilante for hire. Sogolon is possibly immortal, but she is also deeply human and filled with rage and bitterness, searching for a purpose as history swirls around her. If Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a penciled comic panel, Moon Witch, Spider King is the version rendered by James the inker: the geography, myth, magic, and people of this epic setting are revisited to add shading and detail in a recursive procedure that results in a vibrant tapestry begging for infinite return trips. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Fans are clamoring for the second in a trilogy that is described as an Afrocentric Game of Thrones. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
Marlon James is the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>Black Leopard, Red Wolf</i>, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i>, which won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, as well as the novels <i>The Book of Night Women </i>and <i>John Crow’s Devil</i>. A professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he lives in New York City.
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