Free ead À E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Nnedi OkoraforAbsolutely wonderful D I am so torn over this book It s a post apocalyptic dystopian future fantasy set in West Africa starring a teen girl with magic powers who goes on a uest with a The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist really kickass warrior ueen the ueen s two husbands another teen with magic powers and some talking animals It should have been SO GOOD Iteally set out to be too The protagonist Ejii is very likable and though her magic is possibly too immediately powerful to be satisfying she does struggle with it and with her newfound ole as a game changer on
A Grand Scale Ingrand scale in believable and endearing manner She s timid and unused to taking control in a way that s uite well done and her efforts to overcome that are satisfying I also eally enjoy the fact of ueen Jaa s unconventional family arrangement and the way other people like her first husband s parents Göğe Bakma Durağı respond to it and would have loved exploration of it The characters are intriguing andespond in very nuanced ways and the worldbuilding is very interesting if a little overblown at times The novel doesn t uite manage to come together for me though for a number #Of Reasons First The Prose #reasons First the prose clunkier and less sophisticated than the story
It S Trying Tos trying to up and the difference is jarring Second the magic is. The year is 2070 and civilization has been completely transformed following a nuclear fallout in the early twenty first century Magic mysticism and mi. A little too powerful and convenient for the stakes to feel at all The Mortuary Archaeology of the Medieval Banat (10th-14th Centuries) risky Third I waseally put off by the very very overt construction of the evil #Chief S Fatness As Proof #s fatness as proof his icky evilnessThat said I Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth reallyeally enjoyed a lot of the parts of the novel and would pick up a seuel in a second hoping for improvement I eally loved this It s an earlier work from Okorafor and isn t as detailed or well plotted as Akata Witch and the magnificent Who Fears Death but it
"s a great "a great Okorafor imbues what could have been a very dark story with a sense of wonder and joy at discovery I wanted to spend much time in the worlds she describes It is 2070 and life on Earth has been completely changed after a disastrous nuclear fallout earlier in the century now in addition to technology there is magic and there are magical gateways to another world Ginen the world of Zahrah the Windseeker Certain people have become metahuman with strange abilities like ainmaking or speaking to shadows as Ejii Ugabe is able to do When Ejii was eight she witnessed the execution or perhaps murder of her power seeking father by Jaa the Red ueen of Niger Now that she is fourteen she must follow Jaa to the other world of Ginen as they strive to convince
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Rlders not to make war EarthI liked this a than Zahrah the Windseeker this is not to say EarthI liked this a lot than Zahrah the Windseeker this is not to say I didn t like Zahrah because I did but The Shadow Speaker is much complex and interesting Ejii faces a much larger threat and her journey feels dangerous and tense I appreciated the focus on Africa on languages and cultures and the contrast between our present and this future Earth where Africa and Australia play a much central part and America and Europe are barely mentioned as well as the contrast between Earth and Ginen It s a fascinating universe and I hope Okorafor will eturn to it in future books The Shadow Speaker is a No Safe Place Pinnacle True Crime richly imagined coming of age story with a theme of empowerment The book s biggest strength is the characters author Okorafor Mbachu breathes life into a fascinating cast of characters The portrayal of future Niger is interesting combining highly imaginative world building with elements of modern Niger projected into the future However the imaginative elements were occasionally a little too bizarre for my tastes and theeasons for the changes weren t always well explained or believable In spite of this The Shadow Speaker is a fresh #And Enjoyable Fantasy That Will #enjoyable fantasy that will to teens and adults Read my entire No Safe Place Detective Lottie Parker review. The Sahara to find her father's murderer Ejii discovers that her people are in danger of annihilation and that she may be their last hope for surviva.