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Beasts Made of Night

(2017)
(The first book in the Beasts Made of Night series)
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"...The beginning of a great saga..." - NPR.org

"This compelling Nigerian-influenced fantasy has a wonderfully unique premise and lush, brilliant worldbuilding that will consume you until the last page." - Buzzfeed

"...Unforgettable in its darkness, inequality, and magic." - VOYA, Starred Review

"...A paean to an emerging black legend." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Black Panther meets Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch in Beasts Made of Night, the first book in an epic fantasy duology.

In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts - lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki,young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj's livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.

When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he's suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves - and his own life.

Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi delivers an unforgettable series opener that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt. Packed with dark magic and thrilling action, Beasts Made of Night is a gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor.

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A thrilling, action-packed story, Beasts Made of Night kept me reading long past bedtime. Set in a richly rendered world that is fascinating, beautiful, and terrible all at once, it made me hold my breath." - Kendare Blake

"Beasts Made of Night will bewitch you. Taj will steal your heart without even trying, while his deadly world will lure you in, leaving you spellbound long after the final devastating page." - Stephanie Garber

"Tochi Onyebuchi has built a world as dark as it is bright, and filled it with character and consequence. Taj's city is deep, vibrant, and terrifying. I don't think I'd survive there, but I really need to know what happens next." - E K Johnston

"Tochi Onyebuchi deftly balances humor and tragedy, beauty and darkness. Beasts Made of Night is an exquisitely crafted, imaginative and absorbing tale. Taj, the hero, is both imperfect and hilarious--I wish we could hang out." - Sabaa Tahir


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Used availability for Tochi Onyebuchi's Beasts Made of Night

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
ISBN: 0-448-49390-X / 978-0-448-49390-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
ISBN: 0-448-49391-8 / 978-0-448-49391-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Razorbill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author(s): Tochi Onyebuchi
Publisher: Razorbill
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU