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The gilded ones / Namina Forna.

Forna, Namina, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984848697
  • ISBN: 1984848690
  • ISBN: 9780593375488
  • ISBN: 0593375483
  • ISBN: 9780593426128
  • ISBN: 0593426126
  • Physical Description: 418 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

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General Note:
Series information from publisher. Also know as The deathless series.
Summary, etc.:
Inspired by the culture of West Africa, a feminist fantasy debut traces the experiences of an intuitive girl who is invited to leave her discriminatory village to join the emperor's army of near-immortal women warriors.
The blood ceremony will determine whether Deka will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony her blood runs gold, the color of impurity. A mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki-- near-immortals with rare gifts. Accepting means leaving the only life Deka has ever known. Her journey holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be-- not even Deka herself. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Rites and ceremonies > Fiction.
Women soldiers > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Rites and ceremonies > Fiction.
Women soldiers > Fiction.
Adolescentes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Rites et cérémonies > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Femmes militaires > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Roman pour jeunes adultes.
fantasy novels (form)
girls' initiation.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION > Animals > Mythical Creatures.
Rites and ceremonies.
Teenage girls.
Women soldiers.
Young adult fiction.
Teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Geographical myths > Juvenile fiction.
Rites and ceremonies > Juvenile fiction.
Women soldiers > Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Geographical myths > Fiction.
Rites and ceremonies > Fiction.
Women soldiers > Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fictional Work
Young adult works.
Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library TEEN FORNA 39851001726067 Teen New Books Checked out 08/24/2022

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