Beasts Made of Night

Beasts Made of Night

eBook - 2017
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In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts--lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj's livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he's suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves--and his own life.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, [2017]
ISBN: 9780448493923
0448493926
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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OPL_KrisC Sep 01, 2018

This lush Nigerian-inspired fantasy is packed full of magical creatures and a group of people called the Aki who are sin-eaters. The author does a decent job of worldbuilding.

JCLChrisK Apr 18, 2018

A highly original and imaginative fantasy world, with good action, an intriguing protagonist, and some vividly described scenes. The plotting, pacing, and coherence could have been better, but it was quite interesting.

JessicaGma Mar 12, 2018

A nice debut novel involving those who have the special ability to eat other's sins, until it makes them crazy. It's an odd universe, but well crafted, and thank goodness it is a series opener, as there were WAY too many loose ends otherwise. It's also good to have this set in some fantasy version of an African country - it suits the tale.

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Dec 20, 2017

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OPL_KrisC Sep 01, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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