Release date: Feb. 9
What it's about: Get ready to immerse yourself in this dazzling, lush, West African high-fantasy (and New York Times bestselling!) novel. In 16-year-old Deka's village, a blood ceremony is performed to find those worthy of becoming a member of the village. Those with red blood are deemed worthy, while those with gold blood face terrible consequences. When Deka's blood is found to run gold, she is treated as a demon — until a woman frees her. Deka is introduced as an alaki, those blessed with a rare gift that can stop the empire's enemies. Now, despite many dangers that lie ahead, Deka must prepare for a battle to save the empire.
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