SIGN UP: Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: own-voices, authors of color (nigerian author), poc representation (black, african), lgbtqiap+ representation (nonbinary, pansexual/polysexual), and disability representation

Publication date: 11 May 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

Cover art: Dan Dos Santos (illustrator), Lauren Panepinto (designer)

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Synopsis:


A young scholar’s ambition threatens to reshape an empire determined to retain its might in this epic tale of violent conquest, buried histories, and forbidden magic.


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.

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • Ageism
  • Bones
  • Colourism/discrimination
  • Emotionally manipulative relationship
  • Fire
  • Misogyny
  • Pain
  • Pregnancy and miscarriage/abortion
  • Violence, blood and murder

About the Author

Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of speculative fiction inspired by his West-African origins. He is the author of David Mogo, Godhunter and his shorter works have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons and other periodicals and anthologies. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona where he teaches writing while completing his MFA in Creative Writing. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies everywhere else.

About the Tour

The tour for Son of the Storm accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It will be held from May 10 to May 14. Priority will be given to applicants who identify as African, Black, disabled, nonbinary and/or pansexual/polysexual. The official hashtag for this tour is #NamelessRepublicTour.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of Son of the Storm will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

For other concerns or inquiries, you are more than welcome to leave a comment!

Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and diverse books. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

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