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Book review: Lagos Supernatural City by Tim Cocks

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Tim Cocks’s ‘Lagos: Supernatural City’ bursts open the gates of Lagos, Nigeria, revealing a hidden world where ancient myths thrum with life beneath the modern city’s vibrant chaos.

Imagine Lagos itself as a character. Cocks weaves into the everyday hustle, crafting a captivating story around a diverse cast.

We meet Kola, a young man on the precipice of discovering his own magical potential. As he plunges into Lagos’s mystical underbelly, he uncovers a secret society and a truth about his past that will rock his world.

This isn’t just fantasy layered on top of Lagos. The city becomes a living entity, its bustling streets teeming with social commentary. Corruption, inequality, and the fight for tradition all play out here.

Cocks’s vivid descriptions will have you practically sweating in the Lagos heat and smelling the sizzling street food.

Danger lurks in every alleyway. Kola and his allies navigate a world of powerful spirits, shadowy figures, and rival factions vying for control. They forge alliances, confront their inner demons, and ultimately face a mighty enemy threatening to unleash chaos.

But what truly elevates ‘Lagos: Supernatural City’ is its depth. The characters, from the enigmatic magic-wielders to the denizens of the Lagos underworld, are complex and relatable. They grapple with real struggles while hurtling towards extraordinary destinies.

Cocks’s writing is a spellbinding force, drawing you into this world where magic and mystery intertwine. The fast-paced plot, intricate world-building, and thought-provoking themes make this a must-read for urban fantasy fans and anyone seeking a fresh adventure.

‘Lagos: Supernatural City’ is an immersive and thrilling journey. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling, transporting readers to a world both familiar and fantastical.

Prepare to be left yearning to explore the magic hidden beneath the surface of this extraordinary city.