Author: Huchu, T. L.
Edition: Main Market
Number Of Pages: 336
Release Date: 04-02-2021
Details: Product Description
Opening up a world of magic and adventure, The Library of the Dead by T. L. Huchu is the first book in the Edinburgh Nights series.‘A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written’ – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London When ghosts talk, she will listen . . . Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghostalker – and she now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honour bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world. She’ll dice with death (not part of her life plan . . .) as she calls on Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism to hunt down clues. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets. And in the process, she discovers an occult library and some unexpected allies. Yet as shadows lengthen, will the hunter become the hunted?'Roll on the sequel' – The Times'One of the strangest and most compelling fantasy worlds you'll see all year' – SFX
A fast-moving and entertaining tale, beautifully written -- Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of
Rivers of London
An absolute delight . . .
kept me totally hooked -- Genevieve Cogman
What a delight. Great pacing, wonderfully creepy villains, and so much fun! -- A. K. Larkwood
Expertly blending elements of Zimbabwean and Scottish culture, Huchu’s occult thriller is
as entertaining as it is thought-provoking --
Publishers Weekly starred review
A fast-paced, future-set Edinburgh thriller.
Library of the Dead mixes magical mysteries with a streetwise style of writing . . .
roll on the sequel --
the strangest and most
compelling fantasy worlds you’ll see all year . . . We can't wait for the next volume --
Terrific stuff --
The Big Issue
Contemporary fantasy, at its best, is both escapist and urgent:
this does both admirably --
An enjoyable dark urban fantasy tale . . . with
a great lead character and a vibrant supporting cast --
With a strong female protagonist exploring a unique world, this novel is
a fantastic debut and a must have for fantasy fans --
Drags you in and keeps you reading through the force of nature that is Ropa Moyo --
excellent characters keep the story engaging --
From the Back Cover
Edinburgh hides dark magic and secrets. And Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down. The adventure starts here.* * *A wind rises in the room with its squeal, and it rushes towards me, mouth wide open from floor to chin as though it would eat me. The pages of a magazine flip open as the spectre bears down and stops right in front of my face with a terrible howl.‘I said, are you done, sir?’ I reach for my backpack and stand up. ‘This is quite the racket you’re making here.’
About the Author
T. L. Huchu is a writer whose short-fiction has appeared in publications such as L
AfroSF and elsewhere. He is the winner of a Nommo Award for African SF/F, and has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize and the Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire. Between projects, he translates fiction from Shona into English and the reverse.
The Library of the Dead is the first in his Edinburgh Nights series.