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Publisher's Summary

From the moment Sunny Nwazue discovered she had mystical energy flowing in her blood, she sought to understand and control her powers. Throughout her adventures in Akata Witch and Akata Warrior, she had to navigate the balance between nearly everything in her life—America and Nigeria, the "normal" world and the one infused with juju, human and spirit, good daughter and powerful Leopard Person. 

Now, those hard lessons and abilities are put to the test in a quest so dangerous and fantastical, it would be madness to go . . . but may destroy the world if she does not. With the help of her friends, Sunny embarks on a mission to find a precious object hidden deep in an otherworldly realm. Defeating the guardians of the prize will take more from Sunny than she has to give, and triumph will mean she will be forever changed.

©2022 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2022 Tantor

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A Satisfying, if Uneven, Conclusion

First I'll just say I missed the narrator from the first two books. I prefer that narrator.

Next I would observe that in the fantasy context, where it is technically possible to make up what ever you want, I still look for a story to have cohesion and no random flourishes. This book has several rather larger sections that feel entirely like flourishes that do nothing more than prove the author can think up crazy stuff. These (for me) did not contribute much to the story.

Also, a few elements from the first books felt not as strong in this one. There was not as clear a justification or need for the 4-person coven, for example. Much of the development involved Chi Chi and Sunny only, or even Sunny alone.

That said, Sunny's character does follow a very enjoyable journey here, with insights and discoveries that I found both surprising and satisfying. If not a perfect book, or as tight a story as the first volume, it is a worthy conclusion of Sunny's story and I do recommend it.

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Coming of Age

This was a great continuation of Sunny's journey to become her full self.The colorful narration made you envision a world that could truly be. It has you on edge as she faces her destiny. The mystical world's as introduced have you dreaming of them.Many questions unasked are answered well here. I look forward to the next book. We are poised and ready for her next adventures as the amazing Sunny & Anunu learn to be one.

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Performance lacking

I was disappointed when I realized Yetide Badaki wasn't narrating this sequel. Nene Nwoko's performance lacks distinction between characters. I have to repeatedly rewind to listen again as I often can't tell which character is saying what. It doesn't help that she's inconsistent with who has or doesn't have a Nigerian or American accent. Often words or phrases that are being said by a character who grew up in the US have a west African accent, or a character who's lived their whole life in Nigeria, will suddenly sound like they have an American accent. It's distracting and makes the story hard to follow.

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Captivating

I loved this, just as I have the others in this series, and more by Nnedi Okorafor. From excellence in the unfolding of a tale, to characters you want to know more about, this author is a delight to follow. Spirit, magick, growth, and humanity finding its way through the rest, Nnedi Okorafor is among the most talented writers I've had the privilege to encounter.

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Awful cliffhanger!

This is a great series, and the narrator is excellent. However, this book ends on a dreadful cliffhanger. Or at least it seemed so to me. I really wanted to know what would happen in the next couple of minutes, and I didn’t find out - the book just ended. For this reason I’m giving the book 4 stars instead of 5. Hopefully there will be another book, so we can all find out how the story continues!

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What happened?!?!?

The narrator reads this so deliberately that it sounds like someone reading that is just learning the language. It's painfully slow. Her reading made me uninterested in the story - I am struggling getting through the second chapter. They should have stayed with Yetide Badaki.

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This book has exceeded my expectation

I am always left wanting more with each book! Please write another one! You are such an amazing writer!

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excellent series, what about Netflix movies!!?

This was, as usual an awesome addition to the series. Just sorry I had to wait so long for audible addition!! I believe this series would make "Harry Potter ", look ridiculous!!! Just one Sister's opinion!!! But if not please give us more Sunny! And please think of your audible audience!!! I love to read, but work won't allow time for as much!! Audible makes a huge difference! Love this story line and crave for more, even another Leopard Knocks series!!!