Raybearer : The New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major Netflix series

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The epic and phenomenal West-African inspired New York Times bestselling YA fantasy from an incredible new talent.

'Only one thing is more powerful than a wish, and that is a purpose.'

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of Eleven. If she's picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust.

Tarisai won't stand by and become someone's pawn - but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1471409279
  • 9781471409271
  • 1,822

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Fresh and utterly transportive, Raybearer is a fantastical fight for freedom, family and justice at all costs -- Heidi Heilig A fresh, phenomenal fantasy that begs readers to revel in its brilliant world * Kirkus starred review * The prose is effortless and poetic from the very first sentence. Ifueko's mesmersing debut stuns as it weaves a tale of loyalty, fate, destiny, family, and revenge * Booklist starred review * A stunning debut * Publishers Weekly starred review * Ifueko's debut is full of lush world building and detailed, Nigerian-inspired mythology, giving life to a myth of epic proportions and a tale that is bound to stick with readers long after they finish it * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review * This intensely readable, satisfying fantasy asks questions about identity, choice, power and obligation, against a vivid, richly imagined backdrop of west African-inspired magic. -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian *
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About Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their collection of Black Panther Funko Pops. Raybearer is her debut novel.
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