Deathless #3 The Eternal Ones Namina Forna

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by Namina Forna
Deathless #3 The Eternal Ones  Namina FornaThe Eternal Ones Series: Gilded Ones #3
Published by Usborne Publishing Ltd on February 15, 2024
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Nonfiction / Curiosities & Wonders, Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Military & Wars, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / Africa, Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
Pages: 480
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The unmissable finale to New York Times bestselling YA fantasy series THE GILDED ONES, set in an ancient West African-inspired world and perfect for fans of CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE and BLACK PANTHER.

Deka is a goddess-in-waiting with the potential to save her people from the brutal ancient goddesses who terrorize her kingdom of Otera. But first she must find her celestial essence - and if the Gilded Ones find it before she does, they will drain her power and tear Otera apart.

Alongside her army of friends, Deka faces the hardest battle of her life - not just with the goddesses but with her own doubts. What if becoming a goddess makes her as evil as the Gilded Ones? And is she ready to leave her earthly life and loves behind?

THE ETERNAL ONES is the final thrilling installment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.


"Namina Forna could be the Toni Morrison of YA Fantasy." - Refinery 29

"The Gilded Ones redefines sisterhood and is sure to leave readers both inspired and ultimately hopeful." -Stephanie Garber, #1 NYT bestselling author of Caraval

"Debut author Namina Forna's created a fierce female protagonist you'll root for and a captivating world that feels so real you can step inside it." - Bookriot

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The Eternal Ones is the third and final book in the Deathless series by Namina Forna. Deka is determined to take down the gods, which requires her to figure out her divinity. Deka continues to have challenges she has to overcome. I think this series is so unique because each book pushes Deka further to discover her true strengths and overcome all that she thought she knew. The book is engaging and entertaining, and when you think you know what will happen, something else will happen, and you become more invested in the outcome. The series, as a whole, presents an intriguing magic system and explores essential topics. Those who travel this series with Deka will enjoy the wrap-up in this trilogy-ending effort.

About Namina Forna

Namina Forna is a young adult novelist based in Los Angeles, and the author of the epic fantasy YA novel The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina loves building fantastical worlds and telling stories with fierce female leads.

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