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Daughters Of Nri (The Return Of The Earth Mother): 1

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But in truth they are Goddesses and the ones left to defeat Eze Ochichiri, the ruler of Kingdom of Nri who is mighty and caused the Gods to leave. In the end, a solid 3*s for me, a very likeable ready and some very good points, but in terms of the story it's a little predictable and the pacing felt a bit slow overall to me.

This can be anything from using the second person POV (like in Jemisin’s The Broken Earth trilogy), to full-blown New Weird books.

Considering the ending of this book, I am now curious to see how the story will continue in “Descendants of the First” and I’m hoping to gain a little more in-depth knowledge of the magic and the power the girls can wield, now that … well… you’ll have to read for yourself why I am curious. If it was said once in a way that lets us know skin tone, okay, I could deal with it, but it's brought up again and again and again. The descriptive talent of the author regularly made me want to look up images of Nigeria’s landscape as that is where the Kingdom of Nri is effectively situated on a map.

The only thing that frustrates me is that they didn’t meet until the end of the book, I was dying for them to meet already. The ending begins and ends quite abruptly, but I am very excited for book 2 and excited to see if it expands on the things I liked. The god system hasn't been heavily developed in this first book, but it's interesting and unique so far- I always love mythology in fantasy. My favourite chapter is actually the description of a tree and I love it simply because of the emotions in the scene and the simple and elegant way Amayo is able to weave the colours in. Daughter's of Nri is a beautifully written novel paving the way for a powerful collection to follow.I’m still extremely interested in reading more from the series though as I love this world, and really do enjoy the characters. Her motives are not without reason, but as the book progresses, she learns that she is capable of so much more.

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