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The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Paperback 2021)

The must-read epic fantasy of 2021, as featured on Cosmo, Buzzfeed, Book Riot and Refinery 29.

In this West African-inspired 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…

SKU 9781474959575 Categories ,
 EAN: 9781474959575
EAN: 9781474959575

£8.99 £8.55

Additional information

Additional information

Publication Date

4 Feb 2021



Usborne Publishing Ltd


Paperback / softback


Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage), Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)

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