Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Title: Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orisha (Book 1)

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Genre: Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Book Dimension: 6.3 x 9.3

Number of Pages: 544

Publication Year: March 6, 2018

Publisher:  Ouida Books

ISBN: 978-1250170972

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, YA Fantasy, Magical Realism, Coming of Age

 

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In The Name Of Our Father by Olukorede S. Yishau

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Title: In The Name Of Our Father

Author: Olukorede S. Yishau

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 228

Publication Year: April 11, 2018

Publisher:  Parrésia Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 978-1724961631

Available at: Amazon Stores, Konga

Short Description: The desire to become a novelist suddenly seizes Justus Omoeko. He wants another title other than a journalist for which thousands know him. He is soon inspired by the story of a popular prophet in town and decides to write a thriller out of the dark patch that is the life of this renowned man of God, who has the Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Force, General Sani Idoti, as one of his clients.Prophet T.C. Jeremiah hits the jackpot when the military usurper in power recruits him to help ensure his longevity in office. Money begins to fall into his accounts as though he has a cash tree at the back of his house. But, the more money he makes, his family falls apart. He performs miracles. Yet, his ex-prostitute wife finds it hard to conceive.

Category: Thriller, Suspense, Satire

 

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Akoka Speed Monster by Adesola Osota

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Title: Akoka Speed Monster

Author: Adesola Osota

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

File Size: N/A

Publication Year: August, 2018

Publisher:  N/A

Available at: Okadabooks, Selar

Short Description: Akoka, a bubbling suburb in Lagos and home to young people in tertiary institutions, has been attacked by a faceless monster, known by only its characteristics: Wind and Speed.

Eliot, a victim of the attacks, together with his friends solve the greatest mystery as they strive to unmask the monster, but with no single clue about the truth that will hit them hard, and possibly change their lives forever!

Follow the intriguing story of seven adventurous boys in Akoka Speed Monster

Category: Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

 

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When God Falls in Love by Oluwatosin Olabode

Title: When God Falls in Love

Author: Oluwatosin Olabode

Genre: Poetry

Format: Paperback & eBook

File Size (eBook): 70.18 kb

Book Dimension (Paperback): 5.5 x 8.5

Number of Pages: 66

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Word Rhymes and Rhythms Ltd

ISBN: 978-9789659944

Available at: Okada Books and Amazon Stores.

Short Description: When God Falls in Love is a collection of poems that explore the relationship between God and man; God’s unconditional love and man’s eternal struggle with his failings as a mortal. The poems will touch you—spirit, body and soul, and rekindle the flame of His love in your heart.

“When God fell in love, he didn’t just think it, he acted. His action saved humanity forever and not just His thought.”

Category: Christian, Poems

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Abduction Chronicles by Folarin Philip Banigbe

 

Title: Abduction Chronicles

Author: Folarin Philip Banigbe

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 260

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Imenso Media

ISBN: 978-9780639327

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other  bookstores nationwide.

Short Description: How does one date bring bittersweet memories in one single thought? That was one of the questions in Folarin’s mind as he narrates his spine-chilling encounter with kidnappers. On a bright sunny Saturday morning of 1st May 1999, himself and Titi were joined in Holy Matrimony. 17 years later, they were forcefully separated, on the same date.

When Folarin stepped out of his study in the early hours of May 1, 2006, he was sure the sight before him wasn’t real. Unfortunately, this was a reality he couldn’t shake away. Without warning, he was abducted from the comfort of his home. Exposed to the elements of nature with little or no food, and in constant terror of a dangerously armed gang, he had to negotiate his freedom but not before an unexpected twist brought him in a direct, hair-raising confrontation with his abductors.

Set in the South-South region of Nigeria, Abduction Chronicles is a gripping account of Folarin’s many close shaves with death, with striking details of his journey to and from abyss.

Category: Adventure, Thriller

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Afonja—The Rise by Tunde Leye

Title: Afonja—The Rise

Author: Tunde Leye

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 352

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: PLsPlace Media

ISBN: 978-9789672226

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other  bookstores nationwide

Short Description: When Alaafin Abiodun Adegolu died, the Oyo Empire was in a a slow decline. The provincial chiefs who helped him defeat the tyrannical Bashorun Gaa had grown in power and the Oyo chiefs were more politicians than warriors. So, when the Oyo Mesi selected a provincial prince, Aole Arogangan to ascend the throne of his fathers, they believed they had an Alaafin they could control.

But Aole had different ideas and he sought to restore the glory of the empire and the supremacy of the Alaafin as its emperor. In this however, his ambitions clashed with those of Afonja, the powerful provincial chief of war camp, Ilorin. Afonja had been promised the office of Aare Ona Kakanfo of all the Oyo forces by the Oyo chiefs in order to secure his support for Aole’s ascension. He would stop at nothing to take what he believed was his by right.

Afonja—The Rise is the story of how the clashes of these two men and the intrigue of the others around them transformed what was a slow decline into a race of the empire towards its collapse. In Afonja-The Rise, we tell their stories first as what they were—men and women living their lives, warring, scheming and loving in ways that will be familiar to the reader—beyond their roles as actors in the epic history of the great Oyo Empire.

Category: Historical

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Embers by Soji Cole

Title: Embers

Author: Soji Cole

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimension (Paperback): 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 103

Publication Year: November 26, 2018

Publisher: Omojojolo Books

ISBN: 978-9789635348

Available at: Booksellers Limited, Jericho, Ibadan, and other bookstores nationwide

Short Description: “…the governor is coming tomorrow, and we have prepared another dance for him. He will get on the news again to announce all things that he had donated to the camp. The foreign aid team will come with their own supplies too. they will take pictures with us–and with all the things that have been donated to the camp. The newspaper will show our pictures smiling like we have been instructed to do by the camp officers when the pictures were taken. But then the store is always empty. The foods, the water, the drugs and even the mosquito nets disappear immediately their pictures have been taken. None of those things have legs! How did they walk away? The answer is simple. They took them!”

Embers is a drama of metaphor, and perhaps the dialogue captured above best illustrates the dilemma in that metaphor.

Category: Drama, Satire

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