David Mogo, Godhunter

The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns. Though broken and leaderless, the city endures.

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.

Reviews

"A number of books have been termed 'godpunk,' but Suyi Davies Okungbowa's novel may be the subgenre's platonic deific ideal, from its title to its plot to its terse but vivid prose[...] Assured and arch, unsettling and thoroughly enjoyable--an auspicious debut from one of the most promising new voices in the growing coterie of African Sci-Fi/Fantasy writers."

WIRED

"In this riveting debut, Okungbowa reminds readers that home and family are not always about blood.[...] This story is captivating, and readers who enjoy non-Western fantasy, mythpunk, and tales of found family will find it delightful."

Publisher's Weekly

"Okungbowa builds a fantastic world that’s a welcome break from the usual European-style sword and sorcery epics, while also honoring modern, real-world Lagos."

Literary Hub

"Vivid, visceral and with a strength of the voice that just pulls me right in. The god-littered world of David Mogo's Lagos just won't let go."

Jeanette Ng, author of Under the Pendulum Sun

"It’s a fun fresh ride brimful of adventure, showcasing great new talent. Wholeheartedly recommend if you love Zen Cho, Tade Thompson or Nnedi Okorafor."

Liz de Jager, author of the Blackhart Legacy trilogy

"An adventure of literally cosmic proportions...DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER is a fun, fast adventure and an easy way for American readers to expand their reading of African spec fic."

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