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Beasts of Ruin

By: Ayana Gray
Narrated by: Keylor Leigh,Benjamin Charles,Yinka Ladeinde
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Publisher's Summary

In this much anticipated follow up to New York Times bestselling Beasts of Prey, Koffi’s powers grow stronger and Ekon’s secrets turn darker as they face the god of death.

After having promised to use her new powers to serve Fedu, the cunning god of death, and assist in his plans to remake the world, Koffi finds herself a prisoner in Thornkeep—a luxurious mansion with well-manicured gardens. But Fedu’s beautiful realm is a lie. Koffi and many other darajas are trapped there by a deadly, inscrutable mist, making escape impossible. But something within the mist calls to Koffi, igniting her magic. It soon becomes clear that the very thing imprisoning her could be the key to not only her freedom, but finally unlocking the remaining mysteries of her own magic, allowing her to fight the god of death and perhaps even win.

While Koffi attempts to decipher the secrets of the mist and learns to wield her own deadly power, Ekon is determined to make his way to Thornkeep to fight alongside her. But leaving Lkossa is easier said than done. Ekon, once a promising soldier, is now a wanted man on the run from those he once called brother. He’s forced to make new, uneasy alliances to flee Lkossa and turn his back on everything he once believed. And each day he draws closer to the realm of death, so too does Ekon draw nearer to a long-hidden truth about himself that could change his loyalties forever.

Koffi and Ekon—separated by both land and gods—risk everything to reunite. But the longer they’re apart, the more they will have to reckon with changing destinies and, maybe, changing hearts.

©2022 Ayana Gray (P)2022 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

“This stellar sequel deepens these beautifully realized main characters and keeps you wanting more stories in this world.” —Buzzfeed

Readers will be entranced as themes of heritage, betrayal, and erasure are brought to life with vivid details in this riveting, fast-paced volume that lives up to its predecessor. . . An absorbing story with tantalizing hints of more to come.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Well-crafted and engaging. . . Beasts of Prey and Beasts are Ruin are riveting reads that should hold great appeal for teenage readers, especially fans of Black Panther and The Hunger Games.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Fantastic Lore

This sequel is everything you could have hoped for in a “next chapter”. The gods are interesting, the background and culture is rich, and don’t get me started on the BEASTS! I love everything about this story.

The narration seemed rushed. Often names were inconsistent and the male narrators interpretation of Ekon differed greatly from the first book and was hard to listen to. The male narrator has such a great voice, but listening to Ekon and Themba speak was rough.

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better than expected

the expanded world building was memorizing in this installment. the voice acting was memorable and consistent.

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Great!!

I absolutely loved this book. I hope that it inspires a great imagination to everyone who read and listens to both books.

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amazing story

I need more! When is the next book? I am so deep in this story!