The Boy to Beat the Gods (Paperback)
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The Boy to Beat the Gods (Paperback)

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Published: 04/07/2024
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"Thrilling, tautly-written, pulls you right in and keeps you there! Plus: bonus trickster god!" Louie Stowell, author of Loki
"An electrifying adventure that will leave you breathless." Tolá Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Discover a fierce and fun story of one boy versus six gods, from a magical new voice in children's fiction...

Kayode dreams of eating the forbidden fruit of the Orishas, so he can gain the power of the gods and stop them terrorizing his people. So when a fruit mysteriously appears in his path after the Orishas snatch his sister, he leaps on it.
Surging with new and difficult-to-control powers, he joins forces with a shapeshifting trickster god and a vengeful princess to save his sister and put an end to the mighty Orishas. But each has more fearful powers than the last - and Kayode's stolen half-god strength won't last for ever...

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781805075639
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


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Thrilling, tautly-written, pulls you right in and keeps you there! - Louie Stowell, author of Loki

With world-building so lush, you'll want to jump inside the book, The Boy to Beat the Gods is an electrifying adventure that will leave you breathless. Thorpe has written a cracker of a story! - T?lá Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

A spectacular debut!...a heart-pounding, heart-lifting adventure... With danger, dazzling magic, edge-of-seat action, humour, wisdom and brilliant characters who leap off the page, this is going to enthrall readers and spark imaginations in the best of ways. - Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs

An amazing, fast-paced adventure filled with action. Kayode and his friends facing off against the Orishas had me at the edge of my seat. - Alex Falase-Koya, co-writer of The Breakfast Club Adventures

A furious and defiant adventure as one boy seeks magical powers to destroy the Orisha and save his people. Tremendous, nail-biting action filled with brilliant characters you can't help but root for; this is children's fiction at its finest. Thorpe is a talent to watch! - Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend

Fast paced, full of heart and will have readers rooting for Kayode. - A.M. Dassu, author of Boy, Everywhere

A smash hit! - Kimberly Whittam, author of Quiet Storm

A thrilling and magical adventure that stands out from the crowd. You can't help but root for Kayode and his epic quest to take on the divine. Spectacular. - Jasmine Richards, author of The Unmorrow Curse

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“Fast-paced, furious, and fun”

This was an incredibly compelling, brilliant read that I LOVED. Fantastical, fast paced and just a little bit scary - all the makings of a perfect children’s book. This feels as much of a love letter to the Yoruba... More

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“Cracking 8+ adventure story exploring what it means to be a hero”

I was lucky enough to get a proof of this and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a adventure with a non stop pace that explores the tension between the desire for power and the consequences of power -... More

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“A short Percy Jackson adventure let down by an undeveloped plot and bland writing”

Thank you for Netgalley and Usborne for giving me an ARC of this in return for a fair and honest review.

TL;DR: a Percy-Jackson style adventure based of West African mythos with fun and endearing characters... More

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