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Beasts made of night

Author: Tochi Onyebuchi
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
Series: Beasts made of night, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Young adult works
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tochi Onyebuchi
ISBN: 9780448493909 044849390X 9780448493916 0448493918
OCLC Number: 967866106
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Target Audience: Young Adult
Description: 298 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Beasts made of night, 1.
Responsibility: Tochi Onyebuchi.

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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.

Taj is a talented aki, or sin-eater, who consumes the guilt of others: the transgressions are exorcised by powerful but corrupt Mages as "sin-beasts." After Taj eats the sin of a royal he is drawn into a plot to destroy the city. Now he must fight to save the princess he loves-- and his own life.

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"The beginning of a great saga...Fantastic worldbuilding sets the stage in this debut novel, as Tochi Onyebuchi conjures up a busy market city inspired by his Nigerian heritage and populates it with Read more...

 
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