Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 - Dark Star Trilogy (Paperback)
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 - Dark Star Trilogy (Paperback)

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Published: 06/02/2020
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Waterstones Says

A fever-pitched combination of magic, myth and history, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is sure to convert the fantasy-agnostic with its complex tale of witches and shape shifting animals. 

'The child is dead. There is nothing left to know.'

Tracker is a hunter, known throughout the thirteen kingdoms as one who has a nose - and he always works alone. But he breaks his own rule when, hired to find a lost child, he finds himself part of a group of hunters all searching for the same boy. Each of these companions is stranger and more dangerous than the last, from a giant to a witch to a shape-shifting Leopard, and each has secrets of their own.

As the mismatched gang follow the boy's scent from perfumed citadels to infested rivers to the enchanted darklands and beyond, set upon at every turn by creatures intent on destroying them, Tracker starts to wonder: who really is this mysterious boy? Why do so many people want to stop him being found? And, most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Marlon James weaves a tapestry of breathtaking adventure through a world at once ancient and startlingly modern. And, against this exhilarating backdrop of magic and violence, he explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241981856
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Stand aside, Beowolf . . . James has spun an African fantasy as vibrant, complex and haunting as any Western mythology - Washington Post

I cannot wait for the next instalment - Spectator

Marlon James possesses almost frightening levels of talent . . . An archetypal epic for the 21st century - Forbes

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... I cannot wait for the next instalment

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“Dark Star Trilogy....”

“ Black Leopard, Red Wolf “ is the first of the “ Dark Star Trilogy “ by Marlon James. The key character in the story is a guy called Tracker, a hunter well known for finding missing people. He has been hired to find... More

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“Nobody Loves No One”

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

This is one of those rare books that is simultaneously extremely difficult to read and almost impossible to put down. The world that Marlon... More

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“A mesmerising blend of mythology, history and fantasy which subverts all expectations”

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ follows skilled hunter Tracker who, along with a motley crew of mercenaries, witches and shapeshifters, is tasked with finding a three-years missing child. During a journey that will take... More

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