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A gruesome war results in the old gods' departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.  

Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods. 

The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze. But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?

©2019 Reni K Amayo (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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The potential to be a good story but the pace is unbearable

It’s clear the author intended to write this story in multiple books from the very beginning which significantly diminishes the quality of the story because the characters develop so slowly. After listening for more than 10 hours I realized it would never pick up and found myself listening only when I could stand it just to be done. The main characters are written in a naive way, unsure of themselves, likely so they can blossom in the next book. There is a very minimal love story that quickly becomes boring because it doesn’t go anywhere. Admittedly I may not be the target audience. This story would be great for a 12 year old, but it quickly becomes tedious for an adult.

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Interesting concept

I liked the story/summary for this novel, thus the reason why I purchased it, however I'm not sure how to express what I felt about this entire story. It was like...it was so busy and there was so much going on...yet at the same time I felt the story didn't move very fast. I wanted to like this novel, but grew frustrated at times with scenes that could have been quickly mentioned instead of making what felt like too many chapters to me. Sometimes there was too much character building and yet the 2 sisters doing get to meet each other until the last chapter....
Weruche Opia did a nice job story telling with her accent, but I really needed to increase the speed of the narrator's voice in order to get through the book. because it sounded too slow for me.

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DO THE AUDIOBOOK OF THIS! SHE IS AMAZING!

I absolutely fell in love with this narrators way of telling the story. I didn't know an actress was narrating this story but had to look her up! SHE IS PERFECT FOR THIS STORY AND HOPE SHE DOES MORE AUDIOBOOKS!

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Beautiful and authentic

Loved the story and the narrator was superb. Nostalgic Igbo folklore with a modern twist. Amayo is brilliant!

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Good but could have been great

I loved the narrator.

The premise of the book was good, it was slow going and at times annoying. The main characters were slow to grasp their true nature and that made it difficult to finish the book. The ending was anti climatic and unsatisfactory. I imagine a sequel must be in the works and I hope it moves faster and the main characters grow.

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The tell of two champions

A well written story that keeps you captivated. You really want to see how it ends. It’s a perfect two strand tell that comes together in the end. I really enjoyed the African village vs. the grand palace and two ladies that live so different but the same. This book is a great read for teens and young adults.

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disappointed in the ending

that was a horrible way to end the book
it's as if you just got tired of writing the book and decided to just end it after they achieved the "impossible". until then the book was good and the story was enjoyable...but then you rush the ending and just end it abruptly 😤😤

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Strong Black Women and Magic

Daughters of Nri blends the fantastic with the all-too-real. Reni K. Amayo does not shy away from telling the story of gender and power structures, the thrills and fears of being strong spirited women. An exquisite world, characters so relatable despite our differences in setting, a story that carries one along and never leaves one hanging. Highly recommend for readers who love magic, strong women, Afrocentric storytelling, characters who braid each other’s hair and fight against oppression.

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Good effort

I enjoyed the book. It is a great first effort for a new novelist. However, the last two hours of the audiobook, it was completely obvious that the book would end on a cliffhanger. No resolution to he story but a setup for book 2. That made the listening less interesting because it felt like the plot was being drawn out unnecessarily. Will I read book 2 if it is released? Not sure. The teen-like love interests of the sisters became unbearable at points, but maybe this appeals to a certain segment of readers. The repetition of the year at the beginning of each chapter was unusual. Not sure why this was done.

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Worth a read

The story is great but I think the execution needs work. The story had a great build up that (in my opinion) took to long. And by the time it came the "climax" it was sort of a let down. But I did like the story and I think there should be more like it, hopefully the author comes out with a sequel.

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  • zulu
  • 01-05-21

Great little treasure

Very slow to start nevertheless I loved the story and wished it wouldn't end. I only wish audible could include pictures or rather symbols of clans that can be found on the books, I felt like it was the only thing I missed out on. The narration was amazing in my opinion. I can't wait for book two.

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  • Nicole Raymond
  • 11-02-20

FANTASTIC

the story is amazing, the narrator is fantastic. everything about this book is exactly what I needed during these hard times. Can't wait for the second book! Highly recommend!!!

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  • Kayann stargazer
  • 10-22-20

I loved it

...I didn't want it to end either that was my dispointment in the story. Also I hope they have the same audible narrator in the second.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-20

Definitely worth the read.

A deply moving story and beautifully narrated. I didn't want it to end at all!

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  • dontbesorry80
  • 08-31-20

Lord of the rings meets black panther 🤩

wow I am excited to read the second book very well written and fantastic new ideas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-06-21

Brilliant Book

Enthralling , mystically captivating and hypnotically enchanting from start to finish. It is like actually being in the very presence of the people who inhabit the pages of this book. Well worth the read.

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  • Amanda Warren
  • 11-11-21

Pretty good read/listeb

Firstly, I love this narrator! She brings the characters to life and conveys their emotions so well.

Story-wise, it's not a bad story at all. In fact, I quite enjoyed it. It did feel a little slow in parts but it's overall well written and enjoyable.

However, the repeating of the year at the beginning of each chapter was a little distracting. It didn't change so I wasn't sure why it was included. The place names were helpful though to keep track of which sister you were following in each chapter.

Overall, I good read. I look forward to seeing more from this author and perhaps from this books universe.

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  • Kai c
  • 11-11-21

Best book ever

This needs to be made into a film. I was captivated from the very first page.

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  • 10-19-21

A nice story

This was a really nice, creative story, but my goodness there were so many adjectives. It rather of pulled me out of the story rather than making it more vivid and I struggled to get really invested

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-21

Sci-fi meets History

possibly one of the best books I have read this year! If you love the Potter books and African literature then this Fantasy set in a Utopian world will be a perfect read! love it!

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  • 04-30-20

Beautifully read.

I did not want this book to end. Only critic would be it ended to abruptly for me, otherwise completely loved it.