The weather has turned once again, hasn’t it? While we had a few days of “Hey, where did you hide my short pants?”, it’s back to long sweaters and wooly fleeces again this week. Fortunately, the publishing world anticipated this mercurial change by dropping a bunch of hot titles on us this week. Curl up with these babies, and you’ll be sure to stay warm through the last gasp of winter…
Here is Marlon James’s new book, Moon Witch, Spider King, the sequel to the sprawling Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Billed as a fabulous reimagining of Africa, James’s trilogy (of which Moon Witch, Spider King is the second book) is a stunningly original fantasy series that blends together old mythologies, modern cinematic references, and a powerful voice.
In Moon Witch, Spider King, James provides us with the rich backstory of Sogolon, the antagonist of the first book. We learn how Sogolon came to be known as the “Moon Witch,” and this knowledge deepens an already rich tale. If you dug the first book, this one is only going deepen your love for the world James has created. Recommended.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA