“Breathtakingly beautiful. . . Impossible to put down. . . Enthralling. . . I am sold on anything that Ifueko creates for her audience from this point on.”
"Immersive and gorgeously written, the sequel and conclusion to the Raybearer duology is just as excellent as the first."
“[An] incredible sequel.”
“Tarasai is back and bound to survive the trials and terrors of being the Empress Redemptor in this remarkably written fantasy sequel.”
— Ms. Magazine
“This conclusion to Jordan Ifueko’s richly imagined fantasy saga is full of complex characters, rich language and conflicts that will resonate.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A fast-paced story [readers] will not want to put down.”
— Black Girls Create
delivers a more than satisfying conclusion to this incredible world Jordan has gifted us.”
is a stunning conclusion to an atmospheric and imaginative YA fantasy duology.”
— YA Books Central
"This proves once again that Ifueko is a masterful storyteller. She paints a breathtaking, heart-wrenching story about love, family, responsibility, and duty. Ifueko’s writing is nothing short of transportive, whisking readers to far-off worlds while employing gorgeous imagery and prose."
"A strong and worthy successor that showcases the skill of a master worldbuilder."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of the previous title will find a satisfying and twisty journey to success for Tarisai, whose trauma and guilt will resonate with many, and fantasy readers looking for an intricate, unique story in comparatively compact form will want to check out this larger-than-life duology."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The series blends Nigerian folklore with inventive fantasy, adventure, and occasional romance. . .A satisfying conclusion."
— School Library Journal