Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James




Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery with many answers . . .

Part adventure, part chronicle of an indomitable woman - the witch Sogolon - who bows to no man, this is an unforgettable exploration of power, personality, and the places where they overlap, set in a world at once ancient and startlingly modern.

In the words of Neil Gaiman, James has created "a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's". Chronicling the same events but telling a very different story - who will you believe? Read THE DARK STAR TRILOGY in any order! Book one, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, is available now. 




"Even more gripping and inventive than its Tolkien on ayahuasca." - Observer


"Moving, vivid, and thought-provoking...brilliant." - Buzzfeed


"James masterfully flips the first instalment on its head... a titanic story of empire, adventure and power." - Esquire


"Told with James' inimitable linguistic verve...Riotous, ultraviolent, dazzlingly inventive." - Literary Hub

  • Details

    Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd

    Publication Date: 3 March 2022

    ISBN: 9780241314432

    Pages: 656

    Format: Hardback

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