When Reni K. Amayo reached out to me and asked whether I would want to host a cover reveal of her debut book, Daughters of Nri, you can imagine how excited I was.
I crossed paths with this story earlier this year, and loved Amayo’s pitch. I mean, listen: Nigerian fantasy! Has Old Gods! About two sisters! A reimagining of Nigeria untouched by colonialism, but instead rich with magic!
And now that I’ve seen the book cover? I’m beyond excited. I literally gasped when I saw the cover because it was that gorgeous. And it is with immense pleasure that I get the opportunity to show you all the book cover and official blurb today!
About the Author
Reni K Amayo was born and raised in London to two Nigerian immigrant parents. Her active imagination was the cause of many terrible nightmares, beautiful daydreams and colourful white lies. Reni has now used her gift to reimagine the Nigerian land untouched by the scars of colonialism, and instead enriched with its deep, old and powerful magic in her debut book Daughters of Nri, the first instalment of The Return Of The Earth Mother series.
Official Book Blurb
A gruesome war results in the old gods’ departure from earth. The only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. Twins, separated at birth. Goddesses who grow up believing that they are human. Daughters Of Nri explores their epic journey of self-discovery as they embark on a path back to one another.
Strong-willed Naala grows up seeking adventure in her quiet and small village. While the more reserved Sinai resides in the cold and political palace of Nri. Though miles apart, both girls share an indestructible bond: they share the same blood, the same face, and possess the same unspoken magic, thought to have vanished with the lost gods. The twin girls were separated at birth, a price paid to ensure their survival from Eze Ochichiri, the man who rules the Kingdom of Nri. Both girls are tested in ways that awaken a mystical, formidable power deep within themselves. Eventually, their paths both lead back to the mighty Eze.
But can they defeat the man who brought the gods themselves to their knees?
Doesn’t this sound incredible?! I absolutely love everything about this book blurb, and I’m so excited to read it. Daughters of Nri will be published by Onwe Press, and will release on August 27th 2019!
Onwe Press is an independent publisher based in the UK. For more information, please visit www.onwepress.com. For enquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Daughters of Nri Book Cover
Isn’t this GORGEOUS?
I’m so so so in love with it. The book cover illustration is brilliant and so beautiful! I love the contrast of black skin, brown tones, and all the glittering gold, and I could not be happier for Reni and her book’s incredible book cover.
Don’t forget to add Daughters of Nri to your Goodreads.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering, you can sign up here to be notified when pre-orders are ready!
The book cover’s illustrator
As an artist, I love and appreciate the incredible work that fellow artists do, especially artists who illustrate for a book cover. So, I want to also give a shoutout to the artist of the Daughters of Nri book cover: Godwin Akpan! Akpan is a Nigerian artist and does concept art and illustrations. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and his YouTube channel!
Title: Daughters of Nri
Series: Return of the Earth Mother #1
Author: Reni K Amayo
Publisher: Onwe Press
Publication: August 27th 2019
How awesome is this book cover?
It was such an honour to share this gorgeous book cover with you all today!! I’m so in love with the book cover for Daughters of Nri. I absolutely love illustrated book covers, so this book cover is made of dreams to me.
Thank you all for joining me in this book cover!
- Be sure to follow Reni K Amyo, the author, on Twitter and visit her website.
- Add Daughters of Nri to your Goodreads.
- You can sign up here to be notified when pre-orders are ready.