It’s finally here! David Mogo: Godhunter, my godpunk fantasy novel from Abaddon Books (Rebellion Publishing) is due out July 2019! The official announcement was released today over at The Fantasy Hive. Here’s that smashing cover art by Yoshi Yoshitani. Excerpts from the reveal:
Okungbowa’s David Mogo brings Nigerian Orisha mythology to life with skill and humour, creating a reluctant hero you cannot help but love and root for, and spinning a tale that lets us know he has arrived…and with style.
Commissioning editor David Thomas Moore had this to say about the acquisition:
“Suyi’s a talented writer blazing remarkable trails across the genre world right now, and David Mogo is a fascinating insight into a world most of us don’t see – or don’t care to. This is a fantastic story that needs to get out there, and I’m honoured to be the one doing it.”
And as promised, here’s a little more information about the book!
Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.
I can’t say how proud I am of this work. It is one that has shaped me and my writing in various ways, and I cannot wait for it to be out in the world. That said, this book is currently available for preorder, and you can add it to your Goodreads reading list now! Here are those links:
Add to your reading list: Goodreads
In the coming months (only about 7 until this book comes out now, gosh), I’ll be talking about everything from my process to snippets about the story (and ARCs and giveaways too) so if you’d like to keep abreast of things, follow me on Twitter and on Instagram where I’m most active. If you’re on Facebook, follow my author page.
See you when I’m done squeeing over here!