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  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241532560
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $21.00

Beasts of Prey




Fate binds two teenagers as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the ancient creature terrorising their home.

Magic doesn't exist in the broken city of Lkossa anymore, especially for girls like sixteen-year-old Koffi. Indentured to the notorious Night Zoo, she cares for its fearsome and mythical creatures to pay off her family's debts and secure their freedom. But when her loved ones' safety is threatened by the Zoo's cruel master, Koffi unleashes a power she doesn't fully understand . . .

As the son of a decorated hero, Ekon is all but destined to become an elite warrior. Until a fire at the Night Zoo upends his certain future and, on the brink of his final rite of passage, Ekon is cast out - his reputation left in tatters.

For Koffi and Ekon, the outlook is bleak - unless they can capture the Shetani, the vicious monster that plagues their city, and recover their futures. But defeating the Shetani is something no one has yet achieved, though many have tried. As Koffi and Ekon enter the Greater Jungle, a world steeped in wild magic and untold dangers, the tentative alliance between them is tested to the extreme.

The hunt begins - but are they the hunters or the hunted?

  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241532560
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $21.00

Praise for Beasts of Prey

The next big thing in YA fantasy . . . A dazzling debut

Kirkus

With its memorable characters, and a lush, expansive world, Gray's debut is an action-packed adventure that will tug at hearts . . . Essential

School Library Journal

Thrilling . . . with twists and turns that will delight

Booklist

Epic doesn't begin to encompass the jolting twists, sparkling mythos, and magical quests that fill the pages of Beasts of Prey. This is the sort of read that's beyond transportive, it's downright transcending

Roshani Chokshi, author of The Gilded Wolves

Rich in magic and mythos, Beasts of Prey is a feast for all the senses . . . Gray's writing is lyrical, her imagery vivid

Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath & The Dawn

This book is your next favourite read

Adalyn Grace, author of All The Stars And Teeth

Wildly original . . . Gray marries the lush imaginative wonder of African mythology with an action-packed tale of two teens on the opposite ends of fate, figuring out what's truly worth fighting for. Swoony, twisty, action-packed, Beasts of Prey is as epic as it is unforgettable

J. Elle, author of Wings of Ebony

The hunt for your next YA fantasy book trilogy obsession has ended

Entertainment Weekly

Rich and powerful

O, the Oprah Magazine

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