The Black God's Drums

The Black God's Drums

Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Instead, she wants to soar, and her sights are set on securing passage aboard the smuggler airship Midnight Robber. Her ticket: earning Captain Ann-Marie?s trust using a secret about a kidnapped Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black God?s Drums. But Creeper keeps another secr Creeper, a scrappy young teen, is done living on the streets of New Orleans. Instead, she wants to soar, and her ...

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Title:The Black God's Drums
Author:P. Djèlí Clark
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B0791JV58Z
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

The Black God's Drums Reviews

  • HBalikov
    Sep 19, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

  • Thomas Wagner
    Feb 26, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Sep 02, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

  • Keyona
    Oct 25, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jul 29, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    Jul 30, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 12, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

  • carol.
    Sep 11, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

  • Bradley
    May 11, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Aug 21, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

  • May Fungi From Yuggoth
    Jun 13, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 27, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

  • mo
    Jul 19, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

  • Ross Blocher
    Jan 10, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

    A very interesting mix of West African and Carribean folk lore, steampunk, mysticism, pirates, jazz and alternative New Orleans history. Sadly the story is too short to really develop any of the things it presents us with. I?d have loved to see this large setting as the backdrop for ...

    This was ridiculously good and I need more. ...

    4.5? Wow - great novella! Loved the world-building, the characters, the story, the diversity, the humor, and the visuals so much. And it had my favorite kind of ending: a satisfying resolution that left me craving more stories or a novel set in this world. The only (maybe?) do...

    A fun, inventive and very short adventure sent in a retro-futuristic New Orleans in the 1880s after the civil war, but involving a separated US, airships, magic, weather control, and brimming with the magic of African gods. The world building is amazing, and I want more adventures with...

  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Aug 23, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

  • Kelsea
    Mar 26, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

    A very interesting mix of West African and Carribean folk lore, steampunk, mysticism, pirates, jazz and alternative New Orleans history. Sadly the story is too short to really develop any of the things it presents us with. I?d have loved to see this large setting as the backdrop for ...

    This was ridiculously good and I need more. ...

    4.5? Wow - great novella! Loved the world-building, the characters, the story, the diversity, the humor, and the visuals so much. And it had my favorite kind of ending: a satisfying resolution that left me craving more stories or a novel set in this world. The only (maybe?) do...

  • Allison Hurd
    Nov 30, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

  • Dawn C
    Dec 05, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

    A very interesting mix of West African and Carribean folk lore, steampunk, mysticism, pirates, jazz and alternative New Orleans history. Sadly the story is too short to really develop any of the things it presents us with. I?d have loved to see this large setting as the backdrop for ...

  • Bart
    Sep 06, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

    A very interesting mix of West African and Carribean folk lore, steampunk, mysticism, pirates, jazz and alternative New Orleans history. Sadly the story is too short to really develop any of the things it presents us with. I?d have loved to see this large setting as the backdrop for ...

    This was ridiculously good and I need more. ...

    4.5? Wow - great novella! Loved the world-building, the characters, the story, the diversity, the humor, and the visuals so much. And it had my favorite kind of ending: a satisfying resolution that left me craving more stories or a novel set in this world. The only (maybe?) do...

    A fun, inventive and very short adventure sent in a retro-futuristic New Orleans in the 1880s after the civil war, but involving a separated US, airships, magic, weather control, and brimming with the magic of African gods. The world building is amazing, and I want more adventures with...

    Actual rating: 4.50 ...

  • Lukasz
    Aug 22, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

  • K.J. Charles
    Sep 07, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

  • Arlene
    Sep 05, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...

    I received an ARC of this novella from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Creeper is a scrappy girl who lives on the streets of post-Civil War New Orleans, but she has big plans. She plans on gaining passage on the smuggler airship Midnight Robber by earning the trust of Ca...

    A very interesting mix of West African and Carribean folk lore, steampunk, mysticism, pirates, jazz and alternative New Orleans history. Sadly the story is too short to really develop any of the things it presents us with. I?d have loved to see this large setting as the backdrop for ...

    This was ridiculously good and I need more. ...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Aug 28, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

  • Kay
    May 14, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

  • Sarah
    Sep 11, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

  • Acqua
    Jul 06, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 15, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

  • Dennis
    May 18, 2019

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

  • Reggie
    Sep 03, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

  • Cortney (cortingbooks)
    Sep 06, 2018

    ?The name of your ship is Midnight Robber!? She pauses at this. Shrugs. Then says evenly: ?It's satire.? These novellas are so addicting. I absolutely love the worldbuilding of this book. The Black God?s Drums is set in a post-confederate New Orleans in which the South ...

    ARC provided by Tor in exchange for an honest review. ?Because in New Orleans, you can?t survive on just dreams.? The Black God's Drums is an amazing novella that stars a young girl, Jacquelin AKA: Creeper, living in an alternative historical 1884 New Orleans. Oh, and C...

    Fabuleux. If you have a thing for thieving street orphans or the power of New Orleans, I highly recommend giving it a read. Creeper is a street orphan in the polyglot city of New Orleans. She loves her city but also has dreams of traveling the world. While she's casing out the pas...

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest So real talk: I wasn't sure I'd be given an ARC of this book after committing the cardinal sin of giving CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE a one-star review, especially after said review caused a ton of people to low-key imply th...

    Upping my rating from 4.5 to 5 stars on further thought. This really is an excellent Tor novella, and my favorite of the novellas nominated for the Nebula this year. Final review, first posted (in a slightly different form) on Fantasy Literature: In an alternative history, magical s...

    Content Warning: Sexually Explicit, Graphic Violence There is so much rich world building and awesome characters packed into this short novella. Creeper is a orphan who is determined to become a sky pirate. She is also possessed by the African Orisha (Goddess) Oya. In this ...

    Novella Hugo nom for 2019. Just a question for ya'll: Do you like grinning skulls covering New Orleans? Steampunk treatments of Oya, including airships and an old Haitian god of the wind? Angry urchins just wanting to get away from the streets by any means necessary, but really pref...

    Magnificent. Novella set in an alt New Orleans, a free city amid the non-united warring states, with airships, pirates, really weird nuns, and the African and Caribbean gods making a slow return to their free people. Absolutely exceptional world building, language, and atmosphere as a ...

    This is a good example of why I am grateful that I have GR friends. Montzalee?s review assured me, ?The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real.? Carol?s review keyed on, ?Creep...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BppL0uqn3F2/ ...

    Amazing world The Black God's Drums by P. Djeli Clark is a fascinating alternative history/world where there is more steampunk but also tribal gods are real. A truly unique world. Wonderful well developed characters that came alive on the pages! The world building was outstanding es...

    Such a fabulous novella. I started to read this story and was so captivated by it that it was almost depressing to finish it. I hope the author has plans to write fill-ledge novels! if you like alternative stories, then this is definitely one to go for. New Orleans is the perfect se...

    I read this in one sitting. It?s only a hundred pages or so, but they are an excellent hundred pages and I am sincerely looking forward to a full length novel with Creeper and Ann-Marie (and the nuns... and Feral... damn it can we just bring the whole gang along?!). Also- please tell...

    4.75 stars. The Black God's Drums is a novella set in alt-history steampunk-like New Orleans, which has become a neutral city after the Civil War ended with an armistice. This story follows young teen Creeper, a street orphan who, after overhearing a conversation that may upset New ...

    The night in New Orleans always got something on, ma maman used to say?like this city don?t know how to sleep. I think it?s safe to say that Tor is my favorite publisher at this point. They continue to push out cool, inventive stories told by a diverse array of authors. This...

    Actual rating: 4.5/5 An excellent example of a novella's format potential. At just 110 pages, the author manages to contain a complex and intriguing plot, fully fleshed characters and genuinely surprising twists. Why should you read it? It's short, well written, and immersive....

    ARC received from publisher in exchange for my honest opinion Buddy Read With Melanie from Meltotheany FULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS MY REVIEW... Content Warnings:Death, Slavery, War themes, racism Black God's Drums takes place in a alternate New ...

    Full review forthcoming via Rebel Women Lit ...

    Phenderson Djl Clark is an Afro-Caribbean-American writer, born in the United States, who spent much of his early life in Trinidad and Tobago. Hungry for speculative fiction rooted in more diverse experiences and perspectives than the publishing world has historically offered, Clar...

    Review: BLACK GOD'S DRUMS I adore this novella! Author P. Djeli Clark brings us right inside the skin of her characters, stripping away the masks (in some cases literally) and plunging us into an incredibly defined Alternate History, one that awakens the ugly history of the 19th ce...

    I think this was a good start to a series. I love that this was set in New Orleans which is one of my favorite places to visit and this book really brought it to life. The food, the streets, the sights that you can only see there. However this is the problem I always run into with shor...

    Set in an 1884 alt-history-steampunk New Orleans, Phenderson Djl Clark tells the story of a 13 year old street urchin that dreams of becoming a member of an airship crew. In this world Clark - a historian ? created, the Reconstruction Era never happened and even though there?...

    This was cute. It had all sorts of elements I tend to love - an interesting setting, marginalized characters, deities (and from non-European cultures!!), steampunk, and so much flavor in the world and vernacular. And yet as with so many novelettes, I found the world too big for this...

    Good but not great. Hoping this is just a starting point for a great series and the next time we see Creeper she will be much older and will have joined the crew of the Midnight Robber on their next adventure. ...