Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition
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"Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,' people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781984882905
1984882902
Branch Call Number: LP JAMES-M
Characteristics: 906 pages (large print) : illustration ; 24 cm
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becker
Mar 18, 2019

This book is in many ways a ground breaking work of literary fantasy. I'm sure I've never read anything like it. It is dense and complex and exotic. And so dark. It took me a long time to read because I felt I needed to read it slowly and thoroughly. I think it is a very finely written, imaginative piece of work. I can't say I loved it because that word seems too soft for this book. So I'll say that I greatly admired it - was even in awe of it at some sections, and I really enjoyed being along for the ride. I fully intend to read the next in the series. I love the way the author made you work a bit for the pleasure of the book. He demanded your attention. I always love that in a book. Be well warned - this book is not for a sensitive reader. There is plenty here to offend everyone.

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emfaha
Mar 04, 2019

I read about 75 pages and had a hard time getting into this one. I could tell it was beautifully written but I couldn't let go and get into the flow of this supposed epic, parabolic story. I hope this book finds its audience, I could tell it is definitely a wild ride. Also people keep calling it the African Game of Thrones....Roxane Gay said we should stop saying that and I agree. It's a horse of a completely different color.

DCLadults Mar 01, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Get in line early for this first book in a trilogy that's being called the "African game of thrones."

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lukasevansherman
Feb 23, 2019

Jamaican-born Marlon James wrote one of my favorite books of recent years, the Booker Prize-winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings," and I was ready to read anything he wrote. I certainly didn't expect that he'd write a fantasy novel, which is part of a projected trilogy, that will no doubt be billed as the African "Game of Thrones." I liked it, it just wan't what I expected from him.

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