**I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for participation in the blog tour**
What a truly unique and wonderful novel.
I've never read a book like David Mogo Godhunter* and I likely never will again. I can't think of any other book that has a premise quite like this. It's utterly one on its own and it's glorious.
Set in Lagos we follow David Mogo a Godhunter. In this version of our world, the Gods have been expelled from their home and are now (in most cases) wreaking havoc on the humans below. That's where David comes in, being half God and all. He moves them on and deals with the more difficult cases. When desperation for money strikes he agrees to hunt down two gods and that's really where the story takes off from.
The world and the characters within this novel are so fully formed it feels like you've been there and you know these people. I started to understand the geography of the land and could understand battles more as a result. The characters are so well developed. They each have their own little ticks that you notice more as you read. David tended to make me giggle with his dry humour and sarcasm. Papa Udi exuded wisdom whilst permanently seemingly like a despairing parent which suited his position so well and Fati just made me smile. They each played an important role throughout the story and added that little something that made me enjoy this book all the more.
The book felt as though it was divided into three parts with each having a slightly different adversary but linking to form one overarching plot. It also felt as though it was David's journey of self-acceptance which I adored.
I felt like I learnt quite a bit from this novel too, which is always the sign of a good book to me.
Name: David Mogo Godhunter*
Author: Suyi Davies okungbowa
Publisher: Abaddon Books
Have you read David Mogo Godhunter*?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,