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Author: Marlon James Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: Dark Star Trilogy Release Date: February 2019 ISBN: 9780525526834
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"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman

The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings


In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both. Download and start listening now!

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  • [Marlon James] throws pretty much every fantasy and horror creature known into this brilliantly chaotic mash-up of genres and styles. Readers will discover mermaids, vampires, zombies, and witches, along with edge-of-your-seat chills and cheeky humor. James’ tale digs its hooks in and never lets go, rather like the claws of the flesh-eating Zogbanu trolls, or the teeth of a vicious ghommid. Yet for all the fantasy and action, James never loses sight of the human story... Gender-bending romance, fantastical adventure, and an Afrocentric setting make for an inventive and engaging read. Booklist
  • A work of prodigious imagination capable of entrancing readers. Publishers Weekly

    Praise for Marlon James and A Brief History of Seven Killings:
  • [A] tour de force. The Wall Street Journal
  • This book begins like a fever dream and merges into world upon world of deadly fairy tales rich with political magic. Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a fabulous cascade of storytelling. Sink right in. I guarantee you will be swept downstream. Louise Erdrich
  • A miracle... If Charles R. Saunders’ Imaro series opened the door to new ways of telling epic fantasy, and N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance trilogy leapt over the threshold, then Marlon James’ Black Leopard, Red Wolf just ripped the whole damn door off its hinges. Tor
  • A sprawling, epic fantasy... Fuses mythology, fantasy, and African history into a sensual, psychological triumph. Esquire
  • Thrilling, ambitious…both intense and epic. Los Angeles Times
  • It will come to be seen as a classic of our times. NPR
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it…I cannot wait for the next installment.”

    Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • James' sensual, beautifully rendered prose and sweeping, precisely detailed narrative cast their own transfixing spell upon the reader. He not only brings a fresh multicultural perspective to a grand fantasy subgenre, but also broadens the genre's psychological and metaphysical possibilities. If this first volume is any indication, James' trilogy could become one of the most talked-about and influential adventure epics since George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire was transformed into Game of Thrones. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • An epic fantasy with deep roots in African history and myth... A thrilling story. Southern Living
  • With Black Leopard, Red Wolf, [Marlon James] brings us another epic story... Lyrically written and drawing from African history and mythology, Black Leopard, Red Wolf will be the book everyone is talking about. PopSugar 
  • Sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal, and dizzingly complex. The New York Times
  • Awe-inspiring. Entertainment Weekly

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About the Author

Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, was released to widespread critical acclaim. His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Iron Balloons, Bronx Noir, and Silent Voices, and his nonfiction in the Caribbean Review of Books. He is a professor of literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.