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Master of Poisons

Andrea Hairston

Master of Poisons

Award-winning author Andrea Hairston weaves together African folktales and postcolonial literature into unforgettable fantasy in Master of Poisons

The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.

Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile.

Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.

Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston's characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will bleed your mind with its turns of phrase and leave you aching for the world it burns into being.

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Hardcover

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Hardcover
On Sale: 09/08/2020
ISBN: 9781250260543
ISBN10: 125026054X
5.38 x 8.25 inches , 512 Pages

e-Book

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e-Book
ISBN: 9781250260550
ISBN10: 1250260558
464 Pages

Digital Audio

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Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781250772718
ISBN10: 1250772710

About the Author

Andrea Hairston is the author of Will Do Magic For Small Change, finalist for the Mythopoeic, Lambda, and Tiptree Awards, and a New York Times Editor’s pick. Other novels: Redwood and Wildfire,...

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