Raybearer - FREE SAMPLER
The epic and phenomenal New York Times bestselling YA fantasy
by Jordan Ifueko
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 18 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 3 Jun 2021
Bonnier Books UK, Hot Key Books
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The epic and phenomenal West-African inspired New York Times bestselling and Waterstones Book Prize Shortlisted YA fantasy from an incredible new talent.
'Only one thing is more powerful than a wish, and that is a purpose.'
Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of Eleven. If she's picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust.
Tarisai won't stand by and become someone's pawn - but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?
COMING SOON: REDEMPTOR, THE SECOND BOOK IN THIS EPIC DUOLOGY.
★ “Ifueko’s prose is effortless and poetic from the very first sentence.” —Booklist, starred review
★ “Ifueko’s debut is full of lush world building and detailed, Nigerian-inspired mythology, giving life to a myth of epic proportions and a tale that is bound to stick with readers long after they finish it.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
★ “A fresh, phenomenal fantasy that begs readers to revel in its brilliant world.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “Stunning.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Fans of recent breakouts in the genre like Tomi Adeyemi and Sabaa Tahir may just find their next obsession.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Raybearer is an excellent and needed addition to diverse fantasy.” — Buzzfeed News
“[An] enticing debut novel.” — Book Riot
“I was hooked from page one.” — Electric Literature
“Fresh and utterly transportive.” — Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl From Everywhere
“Nothing short of seductive.” — Jessica Khoury, author of The Forbidden Wish and Last of Her Name
“An incredible, lyrical confection of a story.” — Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, author of The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games
“Phenomenal and intricately crafted.” — Jackie Jou, bookseller at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
“Emotionally rich, gorgeously written.” — Tegan Tigani, bookseller at Queen Anne Book Company
“A great read for fans of fantasy.” — Stephanie Seales, bookseller at Bookshop Santa Cruz