Black Leopard, Red Wolf was truly, outrageously great. This was the first book that I’ve been so engrossed in that I’ve used Whispersync to listen while driving to work and then read the Kindle version while walking to my desk (and then repeated the process in reverse for the trip home).

The story is told in the form of testimony given by one of the main characters while in custody, giving the narrative framing the feel of epistolary novel (with the same implications of unreliability and selective presentation that implies) while still remaining firmly oral in cadence and context. Looking forward to the next two books in the series, which (as planned) will each recount the same tale from a different character’s perspective.