Since then, I’ve been a fan—and so has African author C. T. Rwizi. One day, he thought to himself, Why can’t I write my own story, with people who look more like me, and come from a place more like mine? In his debut, Scarlet Odyssey, he’s brought together everything we love about epic fantasy—a hero’s journey and the friends and monsters they meet on their quest through mythical lands—with characters and a magic system unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Through plains and jungles reminiscent of eastern and southern Africa, in a world where a male mystic rises despite society expecting men to become warriors while magic is reserved for women, Rwizi sends us on a voyage. And with a major revelation at the end that’ll make you want to go back and start all over again, this book will transport you from your reality for a spell.
- Adrienne Procaccini, Editor