Beasts made of night /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Description: 298 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780448493909; 044849390X.Subject(s): Guilt -- Juvenile fiction | Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Guilt -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience | Young adult works | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Young adult fiction | Science fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Fantasy fiction | Science fictionSummary: After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts - lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.
Taj is the most talented of the aki ,young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj's livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he's suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves - and his own life.
Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi delivers an unforgettable fantasy adventure that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt.
After he eats the sin of a royal, Taj, a talented aki, or sin-eater who consumes the guilt of others whose transgressions are exorcised from them by powerful but corrupt Mages, is drawn into a plot to destroy the city, and he must fight to save the princess he loves and his own life.