Fantasy Novels

‘David Mogo, Godhunter’ Review: Compelling Story Meets Unique Narrative Voice

David Mogo, Godhunter is many things. It’s an in-depth look at African gods and the rich mythology surrounding them. It’s an expose of a future where class structures have warped further to force poverty on any who aren’t incredibly wealthy. Above all, it’s a unique character piece centered on a demi-god whose job brings him in contact with all manner of fascinating beings.

The narrative and language choices were most interesting. Instead of straightforward storytelling, Okungbowa weaves a crooked path between spotlights on the somewhat dystopian society, the practice of otherwordly magic, the constant goings-on of the many roaming gods and godlings, and the typical day-in-the-life activities of David and those around him. It makes for a wonderfully complex reading experience that stands alone as a unique creation. Dialects shift unexpectedly, giving you further insight into the culture we’ve been immersed in. This feels like a realistic experience, lending further awe to the mythology-laden narrative.

Overall, David Mogo, Godhunter is an undeniably unique reading experience. Between the always running main character, the incredible mythology, and the smart conversation on this multi-faceted society of the future, you’ll discover a world in which every corner holds something waiting to be unearthed. 

David Mogo, Godhunter
By Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Published by Rebellion

NOTE: I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

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