Title: David Mogo, Godhunter
Author: Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Pages: 360 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Own voice Fantasy
Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Nigerian God-Punk – a powerful and atmospheric urban fantasy set in Lagos.
Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.
Nigerian myths and legend intertwined with storyline, David Mogo Godhunter starts on a promising note. The plot is authentic and interesting.
When heaven bursts and Gods fall off to earth, David Mogo, a demigod takes it on himself to help people of Lagos with the godling infestation. But soon everything swirls down…
I absolutely loved the world building and the atmosphere Suyi set the novel in but struggled with the pace. It feels like(actually is) 3 novellas strung together. I genuinely feel that if I had an idea about it earlier or had the time jumps been cushioned, it would have had more of an impact.
Written in first person pov, the characters and their languages will fascinate you. All over, I’ll recommend David MogoGodhunter if you’re looking for an own voice African fantasy.
Also, can we take a minute to appreciate the gorgeousness of the cover art. Such a beauty.
My Rating: 3.75/5
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