The Black God's Drums

  • Type: Books
  • By: P. Djeli Clark
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Christine M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250294715
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Skyships, African gods, and alternate post-Civil War New Orleans. Oh, my!

P. Djeli Clark's first foray into Afro-Futurism is a wonder to behold.  He has merged an alternate post-Civil War era (where neither side won) to a steampunk sensibility with magic granted to a chosen few by the gods brought over by the slaves from Africa.  All this combines into a tale of a 13 year old girl in the unaligned New Orleans as she finds out about a plot that could destroy her world.  At 107 pages, it is a quick read, but you won't want to stop until the end.