Queen of Zazzau

Queen of Zazzau

3.71 (42 ratings by Goodreads)
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African history as you've never read it before.A warrior queen.A capricious god.A kingdom hanging in the balance.

As foreign invaders close in on her kingdom, Amina must prove herself worthy of the crown. She is the only thing standing between her people and their downfall. Caught in a web of prophecies and intrigue, she must defend Zazzau, but cannot do so if she wants to prevent the future that was foretold. Unwilling to be the plaything of gods or men and determined to take control of her own destiny, she seeks out the god of war himself. But is her future already written or can she choose her own fate? And can she protect her kingdom, no matter what price she must ultimately pay?

Captivating and sensual, Queen of Zazzau chronicles the journey of real-life West African queen, Amina of Zazzau. Through a rich tapestry of African history, folklore, myth, and magic, the story brings a legendary woman to life. Beloved of the gods or cursed by their attentions, Amina struggles not only to protect her people, but to maintain her humanity in the wake of destruction. To become the savior that her kingdom needs.

If you enjoy epic adventures and strong female characters, Queen of Zazzau is a must-read.

★★Winner of the 2020 NC Author Project★★

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Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 27mm | 594g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1946595063
  • 9781946595065
  • 1,703,522

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"Emuakpor craftily weaves fascinating characters, facts, and folklore together into a riveting adventure steeped in African culture." -Publisher's Weekly

"Sensual, entrancing, and intense, Emuakpor's vibrant imagining of this magnificent African queen is a story that deserves to be called epic." -Historical Novel Society

"A smashing tale of war, love, magic and gods, with seriously strong female characters."-Ragdoll Reads UK
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42 ratings
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4 29% (12)
3 26% (11)
2 10% (4)
1 5% (2)
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