The Night Masquerade
The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.
Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.
Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.
Don’t miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.
Published: January 16th 2018
Possible Spoilers For: Binti ; Binti: Home
Racism, Discrimination, Gore,Blood, Mutilation, Death, Murder, Depictions of Grief, War Themes
Short review is short, because I have a lot of emotions and I’m holding back.
I won’t lie, I cried for about a third of this book. I didn’t know what was going to happen, I was worried for these characters new and old… I was a bundle of nerves okay? We’re going to keep this review short as to not potentially spoil anything and I want you to read this for yourselves. For me 🙂 .
Keeping it short: After the events in the last book, Binti finds herself in the middle of an ancient feud between the Khoush and the Meduse. Not only this, but we see the connections she makes with new characters and old characters we’ve met in the last book.
The friendship between Okwa and Binti is probably the best thing about this book for me. The support, the loyalty, all of it. We see how the changes in Binti affect her and the people around her and I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into this last book. Betrayal, loss, the journey of finding your inner strength, your outer strength and THE PLOT TWIST. I think I got mental whiplash, guys.
Again, this book was longer than its predecessor and this go round the story did drag a bit, especially after the big plot twist. My only major problem with this installment was some connections Binti made with certain characters… and the confusion of the connections she made with others.
Confusing, right? Well, can’t spoil anything, but it wasn’t that much of an issue… Maybe a book four would be nice? Yes, I am begging for a book four because this series. is. amazing. Buy this is when it comes out. Again, for me 🙂 .