Who Fears Death

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The Book of Phoenix Summary

Prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death.

Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist

They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, a specimen. An abomination. 

But she calls herself Phoenix, an 'accelerated woman' - a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan's famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she's only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult - and powers beyond imagining. Phoenix is an innocent, happy to live quietly in Tower 7, reading voraciously and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human.

Until the night that Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated, Phoenix begins to search for answers - only to discover that everything that she has ever known is a lie. 

Tower 7 isn't a haven. It's a prison.

And it's time for Phoenix to spread her wings and rise.  

Spanning continents and centuries, The Book of Phoenix is an epic, incendiary work of magical realism featuring Nnedi Okorafor's most incredible, unforgettable heroine yet.

©2015 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 0

    • The Book of Phoenix

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Patricia Rodriguez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The stunning stand-alone prequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Who Fears Death by the author of Lagoon. They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, a specimen. An abomination. But she calls herself Phoenix, an 'accelerated woman' - a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan's famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she's only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult - and powers beyond imagining.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but flawed

    • By matt hall on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 1

    • Who Fears Death

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Accented reading horrible

    • By Alex Antrobus on 23-08-17

    Regular price: £27.49