Beasts Made of Night

Beasts Made of Night

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After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.
Publisher: [New York] : Razorbill, [2017]
ISBN: 9780448493909
Branch Call Number: YA FIC FAN
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 22 cm


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vpl_teens Jan 26, 2018

Steeped in Nigerian mythology, this sweeping fantasy tells the story of Taj, a young Aki whose job is to eat people’s sins, which manifest as beasts he must battle and defeat. When Taj is summoned to eat the sin of someone in the royal family, he learns of a conspiracy that threatens the kingdom ... Read More »

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OPL_KrisC Sep 01, 2018

This lush Nigerian-inspired fantasy is packed full of magical creatures and a group of people called the Aki who are sin-eaters. The author does a decent job of worldbuilding.

JCLChrisK Apr 18, 2018

A highly original and imaginative fantasy world, with good action, an intriguing protagonist, and some vividly described scenes. The plotting, pacing, and coherence could have been better, but it was quite interesting.

JessicaGma Mar 12, 2018

A nice debut novel involving those who have the special ability to eat other's sins, until it makes them crazy. It's an odd universe, but well crafted, and thank goodness it is a series opener, as there were WAY too many loose ends otherwise. It's also good to have this set in some fantasy version of an African country - it suits the tale.

Dec 20, 2017


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OPL_KrisC Sep 01, 2018

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