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Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans


“An immersive, funny, clever fantasy with real emotional depth. I couldn’t put it down!” A.F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief”This book is incredible! With a dazzling cast of characters wrapped up in a rich, imaginative afrofantasy world, Adia’s thrilling journey will have you eager to turn the next page!” B.B.

Alston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Amari and the Night Brothers”A spellbinding story of empowerment and liberation…readers of all ages will do well to pick up this first entry in a powerful new fantasy series.” Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series. Life in the Swamplands is tough for twelve-year-old orphan Adia. Her aunt and uncle believe she is an ogbanje, a demon-possessed child thought to bring misfortune.

And when Adia manifests mysterious powers, accidentally destroying her village, she starts to think they might be right. Adia flees to the faraway Academy of Shamans, hoping someone at the school can figure out what is wrong with her and fix it. But she doesn’t expect to stumble across a bunch of squabbling deities with a secret…

Joining forces with a snarky Goddess, a 500 year old warrior girl and a status-obsessed soldier boy, Adia goes on a mission through hidden realms to save her kingdom. But if she is to succeed, she must learn to wield her mysterious powers and figure out who she really is. Discover an action-packed new series from a brilliantly exciting debut author, perfect for fans of SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL and NEVERMOOR.


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  1. Nika

    This is the first book in a powerful new fantasy series! Adia Kelbara finally manages to leave her uncle’s house, where she was always misunderstood and mistreated, and join the Academy of Shamans as a kitchen apprentice. Once there she quickly realises that there are no actual shamans at the Academy, just rich kids pretending to hae supernatural powers. When she gets kicked out of the school, Adia decides not to go back to the Swamplands, but follows someone to the Horrorbeyond. That someone just so happens to be the snarky goddess Gini, and all of a sudden Adia finds herself saving the emperor and the whole of the land from Olark. But Adia is more powerful than she seems … A great fantasy read with remarkable characters, which also deals with much bigger topics of white missionaries in Africa, so a definite must-read for anyone aged 9 and up.

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