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Be Careful What You Wish For: 5 SFF Books Where Magic Has a Steep Cost

I have never lived a life without magic. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting on my aunties’ laps as they regaled me with stories of the spider trickster Anansi and other folktales from our homeland of Ghana. The tales were as varied, some fables of animal icons while others sprawling epics for kings and queens, but one element that remained constant was the magic. It was a living, breathing part of the world, as real as your own face or name. And it always, always had a price. In the old stories, if you wanted something extraordinary done, you’d better be ready to pay an extraordinary cost for it—a cost that was rarely so simple as money.

[Read on, friends—if you’re willing to pay the price.]

Series: Five Books About…

Read an Excerpt From A Psalm of Storms and Silence

As the fabric holding Sonande together begins to tear, Malik and Karina once again find themselves torn between their duties and their desires…

We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from A Psalm of Storms and Silence, the second—and final—book in Roseanne A. Brown’s immersive fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore. A Psalm of Storms and Silence publishes November 2nd with Balzer + Bray.

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