David Mogo, godhunter

Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Book - 2019

"Lagos will not be destroyed. The gods have fallen to earth in their thousands, and chaos reigns. Though broken and leaderless, the city endures. David Mogo, demigod and godhunter, has one task: capture two of the most powerful gods in the city and deliver them to the wizard gangster Lukmon Ajala. No problem, right?"--Page [4] of cover.

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Genres
Fantasy fiction
Published
Osney Mead, Oxford, UK : Abaddon Books 2019.
Language
English
Physical Description
349 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781781086490
1781086494
Main Author
Suyi Davies Okungbowa (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this riveting debut, Okungbowa reminds readers that home and family are not always about blood. Orisha, or gods, have fallen to Earth and now threaten Lagos, Nigeria. David Mogo takes on the task of fighting them in order to save his beloved home, even if that means confronting the demigod identity that he has pushed aside in an attempt to be more human. Along the way, he heals from his abandonment by finding allies, and eventually family, among both humans and orisha. As a narrator, David is funny and has plenty of attitude; even when he's wrong, readers can relate to him. Okungbowa's concept of the gods is fascinating and plays around with traditional mythology, though a few of the orisha have little personality and serve primarily as war machines for David to take on. David's strength is depicted inconsistently; sometimes he can handily battle a god and sometimes he barely survives. Otherwise, this story is captivating, and readers who enjoy non-Western fantasy, mythpunk, and tales of found family will find it delightful. (July) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A freelance Godhunter, demigod David Mogo must fix his mistakes to keep Lagos standing when he captures a high god for a renowned wizard who conjures up a legion of godling-child hybrids to take over Lagos for himself. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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.