Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

The Dark Star Trilogy #1

Marlon James

620 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ adventurous challenging dark slow-paced

Description

In the stunning 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...

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Moods

dark 94%
adventurous 78%
challenging 72%
mysterious 50%
tense 47%
emotional 31%
sad 23%
reflective 11%
funny 10%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 30%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 20% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | No: 28% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.53

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