Beasts of War

Beasts of War
Age Range
Release Date
January 16, 2024
Buy This Book
In this epic conclusion to her New York Times bestselling series, Ayana Gray delivers a heart-pounding fantasy adventure filled with mythos, monsters, and mortal heroes who are astoundingly human.

Once a prisoner to Fedu, the vengeful god of death, Koffi has regained her freedom, but she is far from safe. Fedu will stop at nothing to hunt her down and use her power to decimate the mortal world. Koffi knows when Fedu will strike: during the next Bonding, a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. To survive, Koffi will have to find powerful new allies quickly, and convince them to help her in the terrible battle to come.

Once a warrior-turned-runaway, Ekon has carved out a new life for himself outside Lkossa, but the shadows of his past still haunt him. Now, alongside unexpected friends, Ekon tries to focus on getting Koffi to the Kusonga Plains before the next Bonding. If he fails, Koffi will be consumed, either by her own dangerous power, or the terrible fate Ekon is doing everything he can to prevent. Ekon devotes himself to protecting Koffi, but the lingering threats from his own past are more urgent than he knows.

As Koffi and Ekon race to the Kusonga Plains—and try to garner the help of Eshōza’s ancient gods along the way—they must face a slew of dangerous beasts old and new. In the end, destiny may unite Koffi and Ekon for the last time—or tear them apart for good.

Editor review

1 review
Lush Mythology Explored
Overall rating
Writing Style
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
The third book, Beasts of War, delved deeply into African Mythology to flesh out the world that Ekon and Koffi traversed. This made the story have a rich tapestry for events to unfold in their quest to stop the war god, Fedu, and return the splendor trapped in Koffi’s body.
Once again, we had a third perspective, Akande, to keep the reader wondering who he was and how he was going to fit into the story. This was the most mysterious tie-in yet to the story because I truly had no suspicion of how he was going to end up being important like I did in the other books.
I enjoyed Koffi and Ekon’s developing relationship in book one. However, Koffi’s use of the splendor is changing her in subtle ways to being a harsher version of herself. Coupled with the audiobook narrator’s interpretation of Ekon’s speaking voice which came off as whiny and squeaky I did not connect with the characters as well in this book. The epilogue suddenly had the relationship banter and support that I missed throughout the book.
Overall, this book gave us a quest where mythology could come to life and be explored in a new way. I enjoyed the lush world created and the depth of the characters. There were many surprises along the way. I liked the full-circle way the trilogy was resolved. It felt appropriate for our characters to get back to their beginnings and face how they have changed and move on from there.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account