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The Merciless Ones (The Gilded Ones 02)

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August 2022
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Set in an ancient West African-inspired world, this unmissable YA fantasy series is perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone  and Black Panther.

"The invention and the tension never flag - an outstanding second book." Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London series

It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera, and discovered who she really is... But war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera - a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera... or if she might be its greatest threat.

The Merciless Ones  is the second, thrilling instalment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.

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About the Author
Namina Forna is a young adult novelist and the Indie and New York Times  bestselling author of The Gilded Ones.  Forna was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where her father and grandmother raised her on fantastic stories of Africa’s epic past. She moved to America when she was nine and settled just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where she was valedictorian of her high school. For undergrad, she attended Spelman College as a Presidential Scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in English. 
Forna then continued to the MFA film production program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she graduated with honors. In 2018, Forna sold her first novel, The Gilded Ones,  in a significant six-figure deal, and then swiftly sold the movie rights with herself attached as screenwriter and Misha Green (Underground, Lovecraft Country ) attached to produce. She is the first Sierra Leonean to have a major young adult book deal, and the first to have a major film deal. 
Forna divides her time between Los Angeles, Georgia, and Sierra Leone. She loves building fantastical worlds and telling stories with fierce female leads. The Gilded Ones  is the first in a feminist fantasy trilogy and is currently being published in thirteen different countries.

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