The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones
Namina Forna (Author)
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May 31, 2022
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.8 inches | 1.23 pounds
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About the Author
Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy. She has a MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on twitter at @NaminaForna and on Instagram at @namina.forna.
This action-packed sequel is even more thrilling than the first.--Buzzfeed Catch up now before Forna's planned trilogy is turned into the next major movie franchise.--E! Online The second installment in Namina Forma's West African-inspired fantasy series, this follow-up to The Gilded Ones doubles down on what made its predecessor so good: The rich, thoroughly lived-in world building full of details that are so unlike almost everything else in this genre space.--Paste ★ This book shimmers like gold. Add it to your library shelves to dazzle voracious readers.--School Library Journal, starred review Praise for The Gilded Ones "Namina Forna could be the Toni Morrison of YA fantasy." --Refinery 29 "Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore this one." --BuzzFeed "The girls are powerful, the danger is real, and the characters are engaging and diverse. Forna has accomplished something really special here, equal parts subversive and fun." --Tor "Namina Forna introduces readers to an intricate, West African-inspired fantasy world."--POPSUGAR "Total book candy for fans of Tomi Ayedemi's Children of Blood and Bone." --PureWow A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold, The Gilded Ones lifts the veil of violent patriarchy and burns the idea of purity to the ground. Must read! --Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times Bestselling author of The Belles "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 "An enthralling debut. 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 "The Gilded Ones is a fierce, unflinching fantasy that marks Forna as a debut to watch." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken Phenomenal and extraordinary! Forna's breathtaking use of language depicts a thrilling journey through an epic world, rife with danger and deception, as an obedient girl survives the patriarchy and becomes a warrior. Unquestionably, the best fantasy of 2021. --Kim Johnson, author of This is My America "An epic new fantasy with heart-stopping stakes and a fierce, persevering hero, The Gilded Ones is a dazzling and powerful debut." --Elizabeth Lim, bestselling author of Spin the Dawn "A poignant examination of patriarchal oppression that ensnares its reader and doesn't let go. With a compelling main character and fresh magic system, it takes you on a journey of self-discovery through a fantastically built world with a burning mystery at its heart." --Kalyn Josephson, author of The Storm Crow "While elements of action and social justice are strong, there is also mystery . . . readers will find themselves awestruck with satisfying revelation, leaving both a clean ending and desire for more."
--Booklist, starred review
--Booklist, starred review