As a lifelong book lover, I’ve read so many books that many of the books I read now remind me of books I’ve read before. Today I’ll be talking about all the books Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungowa reminds me of.
Claimed by Nicole Adamz. Maybe an odd choice, but I was struck by how physical appearances, notably darkness and lightness of the skin, played a major role in designating which class people were placed in. Similarly, Claimed has two major classes: those with perfect wings and those with flawed or absence of functional wings.
Requiem Moon by C. T. Rwizi. This one probably makes more sense. It’s also African-inspired fantasy. It’s actually the second book in the series, but I kept thinking of this one while reading Son of the Storm. Much of Requiem Moon is centered on one city, similar to Son of the Storm, so I guess my mind just kept straying to this one.
The Last Shadow Knight by Michael Webb. These two books couldn’t be more different: European-inspired fantasy versus African-inspired fantasy. But both follow three main characters, one of whom is not like the other two. I haven’t yet read many books where the main characters are not either on clear opposing sides or on the same side, so it was easy to draw the parallel.
The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier. Thinking of this one came later on, when the reader starts to read from Lilong’s perspective. Lilong was trained on her island to be a warrior charged with keeping the secrets of her island nation. Of course it reminded me of the Swan Island warriors of The Harp of Kings.
The Goddess War trilogy by Jon Skovron. This series involves a group of people who can bring fallen people back to life to do their will, but only some people have this necromancy-like magic. In Son of the Storm, there’s a kind of similar magic, so I was just struck by the similarity between these books.