The Gilded Ones

by Namina Forna

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The Gilded Ones

"Are we girls, or are we demons? Are we going to die or are we going to survive? Deka lives in fear of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she can become a member of her village. If she bleeds red, she will belong. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold--the color of impurity, of a demon. The consequences force Deka to leave her village with a mysterious woman, destined to join an army of girls like her --the alaki, girls who are near-immortals with rare gifts, and the only ones able to stop the empire's greatest threat. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the battle of her life, Deka discovers the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem--not even Deka herself..."--Publisher's description

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Sierra Leone flag Sierra Leone
Language: EN
Genre: Fantasy
Recommended: 08 Apr 2021

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