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The Gilded Ones is the must-read new bold and immersive West-African inspired fantasy series, as featured on Cosmo, Bustle and Book Riot. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman's worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it. But when Deka bleeds gold - the colour of impurity, of a demon - she faces a consequence worse than death. She is saved by a mysterious woman who tells Deka of her true nature: she is an Alaki, a near-immortal with exceptional gifts. The stranger offers her a choice: fight for the Emperor, with others just like her, or be destroyed...
The epic fantasy of 2021, The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna. Out 4th February 2021.
"Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one."
"The Gilded Ones redefines sisterhood and is sure to leave readers both inspired and ultimately hopeful.”
Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval
“Haunting, brutal, and oh-so-relevant. This book will suck you into a world where girls bleed gold, magic fills the air, and the real monsters hide behind words instead of claws.”
Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
The first 250 people to send in their receipt or proof of purchase will receive a gorgeous foiled & embossed limited edition print, plus a bookplate signed by Namina.
We only have limited supplies, so make sure to email in early! You can pre-order your copy from Waterstones, Amazon, Hive, or wherever you get your books from – we just need to see proof of purchase.
This super exclusive pre-order bundle is available to anyone in the UK & Ireland (please email email@example.com with proof of purchase) and readers anywhere else in the world, excluding US, Philippines and Canada (please email firstname.lastname@example.org). T&Cs apply.