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Like Thunder

By Nnedi Okorafor
Like Thunder by Nnedi Okorafor digital book - Fable

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This brand-new sequel to Nnedi Okorafor’s Shadow Speaker contains the powerful prose and compelling stories that have made Nnedi Okorafor a star of the literary science fiction and fantasy space and put her at the forefront of Africanfuturist fiction

"An epic collision of new tech and elemental magic—suspenseful, immersive, and chillingly relevant. Another stunning feat of imagination from Nnedi Okorafor." —Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House

Niger, West Africa, 2077
 
Welcome back. This second volume is a breathtaking story that sweeps across the sands of the Sahara, flies up to the peaks of the Aïr Mountains, cartwheels into a wild megacity—you get the idea.
 
I am the Desert Magician; I bring water where there is none.
 
This book begins with Dikéogu Obidimkpa slowly losing his mind. Yes, that boy who can bring rain just by thinking about it is having some…issues. Years ago, Dikéogu went on an epic journey to save Earth with the shadow speaker girl, Ejii Ubaid, who became his best friend. When it was all over, they went their separate ways, but now he’s learned their quest never really ended at all.
 
So Dikéogu, more powerful than ever, reunites with Ejii. He records this story as an audiofile, hoping it will help him keep his sanity or at least give him something to leave behind. Smart kid, but it won’t work—or will it?
 
I can tell you this: it won’t be like before. Our rainmaker and shadow speaker have changed. And after this, nothing will ever be the same again.
 
As they say, ‘Onye amaro ebe nmili si bido mabaya ama ama onye nyelu ya akwa oji welu ficha aru.’
 
Or, ‘If you do not remember where the rain started to beat you, you will not remember who gave you the towel with which to dry your body.’

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6 Reviews

3.5
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This is the second book of a duology that I found to be unconventional. The character development and the plot are twisty only because of the uniqueness of the authors writing style. This story is a one person perspective that I found at times was hard to follow. And for this reason, I gave this book a 3 1/2 stars. I also found the due to their authors, unique writing style. The plot was also a bit challenging at times to follow - like it’s a head scratcher. Where is this plot going?How is the author going to end it? At the end, I found it to be odd and somewhat unsatisfying due to abruptness of it all.”
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Characters change and growEasy to readAddictiveImmersive setting

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