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Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1

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Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: ‘He has a nose,’ people say – as well as the eye of a wolf. Engaged to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared three years before, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a rag-tag group that comes together to search for the boy. Full of striking characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard, a witch and the giant-sized Ogo, this unlikely band follow the lost boy’s scent from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers, set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION

The Sunday Times number 1 Bestseller and A New York Times Bestseller

‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s. It’s as deep and crafty as Gene Wolfe, bloodier than Robert E. Howard, and all Marlon James. It’s something very new that feels old, in the best way. I cannot wait for the next instalment’ -Neil Gaiman

‘The child is dead. There is nothing left to know.’

Tracker is a hunter, known in the thirteen kingdoms as one who has a nose – and he always works alone. But he breaks this rule when he joins a band seeking a lost child. His companions are strange and dangerous, from a giant to a witch to a shape-shifting Leopard, and each hides their own secrets.

As they follow the boy’s scent from perfumed citadels to infested rivers to enchanted darklands, set upon by murderous foes, Tracker wonders: who really is this mysterious boy? Why don’t people want him found? And, crucially, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star Trilogy.

‘A game-changing modern fantasy classic.’ Financial Times

‘Complex, lyrical, moving and furiously gripping… This new book will propel James into a new galaxy of literary stardom.Observer

‘To call this novel original doesn’t do [it] justice… James has thrown African cultures, mythologies, religions, histories, world-views and topographies into the mighty cauldron of his imagination to create a work of literary magic.’ New Statesman

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Weight 0.85 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 4.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

620

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K