In the thriving city of Bassa, a brilliant university scholar, an ambitious fixer's daughter, and a warrior from an island that shouldn't exist stumble upon buried secrets: a powerful magical mineral that could unite the continent, or destroy it.
In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever but disillusioned scholar who longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected of the city’s elite. A way out presents itself when Lilong, a skin-changing warrior, shows up wounded in his barn. She comes from the Nameless Islands–which, according to Bassa lore, don’t exist–and neither should the mythical magic of ibor she wields. Now swept into a conspiracy far beyond his understanding, Danso will have to set out on a journey that reveals histories violently suppressed and magic only found in lore.
In the press
- Acquisition announcement (January 2020)
- Tor.com: Orbit Acquires Epic Fantasy Trilogy from Suyi Davies Okungbowa