Check out the artsy, eerie new cover for BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT!
Gryphons and phoenixes and bears, oh my!
The stunning new cover for Tochi Onyebuchi‘s YA fantasy Beasts Made of Night has arrived, showing off some gorgeous artwork that creates a mask out if smaller images of “beasts,” both real and mythical. Inspired by Nigerian folklore, the novel tells the tale of Taj, a slayer of guilt-induced “sin-beasts” that plague his city. A young and cocky warrior, Taj finds himself caught up in a devious conspiracy that could destroy his home when he goes up against a sin-beast that belongs to a royal.
Beasts Made of Night hits shelves on September 5, 2017. You can pre-order it now via Amazon.
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 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, 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.
A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.