Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

The Dark Star Trilogy #1

Marlon James

621 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous challenging dark slow-paced

Description

In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," ...

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Moods

dark 92%
adventurous 78%
challenging 72%
mysterious 51%
tense 48%
emotional 32%
sad 24%
funny 11%
reflective 10%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 30%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 19% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 28% | Yes: 17%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 6%

Average rating

3.54

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