Beasts Made of Night

Beasts Made of Night

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After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.
Taj is a talented aki, or sin-eater, who consumes the guilt of others: the transgressions are exorcised by powerful but corrupt Mages as "sin-beasts." After Taj eats the sin of a royal he is drawn into a plot to destroy the city. Now he must fight to save the princess he loves-- and his own life.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
ISBN: 9780448493909
Branch Call Number: y ONYEBUCHI 2017
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 22 cm


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Fantastical elements in this story have mages (aki) who purify the monarchy by eating their sins. Sins can take the form of shadow beasts and tattoos. The main character one of the best aki, Taj, gets drawn into a possible coup that could take his life and the life of his love.

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OPL_KrisC Sep 01, 2018

This lush Nigerian-inspired fantasy is packed full of magical creatures and a group of people called the Aki who are sin-eaters. The author does a decent job of worldbuilding.

JCLChrisK Apr 18, 2018

A highly original and imaginative fantasy world, with good action, an intriguing protagonist, and some vividly described scenes. The plotting, pacing, and coherence could have been better, but it was quite interesting.

JessicaGma Mar 12, 2018

A nice debut novel involving those who have the special ability to eat other's sins, until it makes them crazy. It's an odd universe, but well crafted, and thank goodness it is a series opener, as there were WAY too many loose ends otherwise. It's also good to have this set in some fantasy version of an African country - it suits the tale.

Dec 20, 2017



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