Sunny Nwazue lives in Nigeria, but she was born in New York City. Her features are West African, but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete, but can’t go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing – she is a “free agent” with latent magical power. And she has a lot of catching up to do.
Soon she’s part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But just as she’s finding her footing, Sunny and her friends are asked by the magical authorities to help track down a career criminal who knows magic, too. Will their training be enough to help them against a threat whose powers greatly outnumber theirs?
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Speak, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
"There's more imagination on a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." – Ursula K. Le Guin
"I always loved science fiction, but I didn't feel I was part of it--until I read first Octavia Butler, and now Nnedi Okorafor." – Whoopi Goldberg
“The voice of Nnedi Okorafor
does not obey the rules of distance, time or place. Hers is a voice that fuses
matter and imagination. She shows us just how close we are to that alternate
reality.” – Tchidi Chikere, Nigerian
award-winning film director and screenwriter