Book 1

Son of the Storm

by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Published 11 May 2021

'A vibrant tale of betrayal, intrigue and revolution' Anthony Ryan

'A thrilling, fantastical adventure that introduces a beguiling new world' S. A. Chakraborty

In the city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness-only he doesn't want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city's immigrants are sworn to secrecy.

But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn't exist, he's put on a collision course with Bassa's darkest secrets. Drawn into the city's hidden history, he sets out on a journey beyond its borders. But the chaos left in the wake of his discovery threatens to destroy the empire.

Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa begins a thrilling new epic fantasy series of violent conquest, buried histories and forbidden magic.

Praise for Son of the Storm

'A contender for best new fantasy series of the year' SFX

'Everything I love to see in a fantasy story: masterful, fully-realised worldbuilding, morally complex characters, thoughtful and piercing interrogations of power . . . Damn good stuff!' Jenn Lyons

'An elaborately plotted tale of ancient magics and world-shattering politics. I, like many others, will be impatiently waiting for the next instalment!' Andrea Stewart

'An original and fully conceived new world of fantasy teeming with brilliant possibilities' P. Djeli Clark

'An epic fantasy set apart by how deftly Okungbowa unfurls his intricate, richly imagined world' A. K. Larkwood

'Forgotten magic propels a richly drawn story of ambition, conspiracy and the elusiveness of belonging' Fonda Lee

'Bold characters, bloody action and brutal politics. I thoroughly enjoyed it!'
James Islington