Descendants of the First by Reni K Amayo
Descendants of the First is the thundering sequel to Reni Amayo's epic YA fantasy, Daughters of Nri. Amayo takes us back to the ancient kingdom of Nri. With the king dead, the reunited twin goddesses must now face mythical beasts, a volatile resurgence of lost gods & unseen enemies as they fight to stop the Nri from succumbing to a looming curse.
Deep cracks are forming throughout the kingdom of Nri with whispers of deadly successors lurking beneath the shadows. Despite having the same face, it seems the deepest crack is forming between Naala and Sinai, the reunited twin goddesses, who must put their differences aside as they travel through a broken Nri. Unbeknownst to the girls, their use of the mystical Ndu crystal has awakened mythical beasts and the lost gods, each returning to Nri one by one.
One thing is clear, the twins will have to face enemies at every corner of the kingdom... one of whom lies hidden amongst those they hold dearest. As ongoing turmoil spreads throughout the kingdom, the daughters of Nri must unmask the true face of their enemy, as they discover that their unique blood has marked them with magic strong enough to restore true peace to the world - a task only they can complete.
But with beasts lurking far and wide, will they be able to do so before the kingdom succumbs to its looming curse? Descendants of the First is the thundering sequel to Reni K Amayo's epic feminist young adult fantasy, Daughters of Nri, lauded as "literary magic" by Buzzfeed and a piece of "Excellent writing, brilliant book." by best-selling author, Dorothy Koomson.