Elatsoe – Darcie Little Badger
Yn America sydd wedi cael ei siapo gan hud, angenfilod a chwedlau ei phobl, fel Brodorion America, mae Elatsoe yn byw. Mae hi’n gallu codi ysbrydion anifeiliaid marw, sgil a basiwyd trwy genedlaethau o’i theulu Lipan Apache. Pan mae ei chefnder annwyl yn cael ei lofruddio, mae rhaid i Elatsoe dibynnu ar ei sgiliau a’i ffrindiau i rwygo mwgwd tref fechan Willowbee ac amddiffyn ei theulu.
Mae Dance Little Badger yn dalent newydd ryfeddol ym myd ffuglen hapfasnachol. Gyda’r darlunydd Rovina Cai, dyma lyfr hynod o ran teimlad a phrydferthwch.
Imagine an America very similar to our own. It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. There are some differences.
This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.
Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered, in a town that wants no prying eyes.
But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family. Darcie Little Badger is an extraordinary debut talent in the world of speculative fiction.
We have paired her with her artistic match, illustrator Rovina Cai. This is a book singular in feeling and beauty.