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Out from Orbit Books on 11 May (US) and 13 May (UK)

Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa begins a thrilling new epic fantasy series with the first book in the Nameless Republic trilogy, a sweeping tale of violent conquest and forbidden magic set in a world inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.

In the ancient 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. And the chaos left in the wake of his discovery threatens to destroy the empire.

The can't-miss epic fantasy of the year from a bold new voice.

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa —

Author. Scholar. Rebel.

I'm a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative fiction inspired by my West-African origins. My next novel, SON OF THE STORM (Orbit, May 2021) is first in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic. My first novel, DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER (Abaddon, 2019) won the 2020 Nommo Award for Best Novel. You'll find my shorter works at Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons etc, and in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction.

As a speaker and instructor, I've taught college-level writing and spoken at various venues, including the University of Arizona (where I also got my MFA), the Piper Writing Centre at ASU, the University of Washington and the University of Chicago.

I currently live between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona.

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