Beasts of Prey: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Ayana Gray (author)
With echoes of The Gilded Ones and Witches Steeped in Gold, Gray's Pan-African mythological fantasy sets a magical girl and a would-be warrior in pursuit of a vicious monster that plagues their city.
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Magic doesn't exist in the broken city of Lkossa anymore, especially for girls like sixteen-year-old Koffi. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, she cares for its fearsome mythical creatures to pay off her family's debts. But when they are threatened by the Zoo's cruel master, Koffi unleashes a power she doesn't fully understand.
As the son of a decorated hero, Ekon destined to become an elite warrior. Until a fire at the Night Zoo upends his future and, on the brink of his final rite of passage, Ekon is cast out - his reputation left in tatters.
For Koffi and Ekon, the outlook is bleak - unless they can capture the Shetani, the vicious monster that plagues their city. As Koffi and Ekon enter the Greater Jungle, a world steeped in wild magic and danger, the tentative alliance between them is tested to the extreme.
The hunt begins - but are they the hunters or the hunted?
An extraordinary adventure inspired by Pan-African mythology, from exciting debut author Ayana Gray.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'The hunt for your next YA fantasy book trilogy obsession has ended' - Entertainment Weekly
'Rich and powerful' - O, the Oprah Magazine
'Epic doesn't begin to encompass the jolting twists, sparkling mythos, and magical quests that fill the pages of Beasts of Prey. This is the sort of read that's beyond transportive, it's downright transcending' - Roshani Chokshi, author of The Gilded Wolves
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“Epic New YA Fantasy!”
The Shetani, a brutal monster who’s been killing people wandering too close to the Greater Jungle for almost a century, is exactly what Koffi needs to buy her freedom from The Night Zoo where she grew up. Ekon, who... More
This is a book about two teenagers bound together to hunt a legendary monster in the jungle.
For Koffi, it means the end of her indentured servitude at the Night Zoo. For Ekon, it means acceptance into the Sons of... More
“Vividly immersive and unmissable fantasy!”
Magically intoxicating and rich in detail, Ayana Gray’s exquisitely crafted, YA Fantasy debut is utterly breathtaking—I simply cannot believe this thrilling and emotionally poignant masterpiece is only her... More
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