The Night Masquerade (2020)

The Night Masquerade Nnedi Okorafor The Night Masquerade Binti has returned to her home planet believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind Unfortunately although her people are peaceful on the whole the same cannot be said for the Khou
  • Title: The Night Masquerade
  • Author: Nnedi Okorafor
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  • Page: 488
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The Night Masquerade Nnedi Okorafor Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimeBinti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.At the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
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  1. Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I would not read this without reading the previous Binti books, Binti and Home So much of the detail in this story comes from the world building in the first two, and reading the third is a much richer experience with that knowledge under your belt That said, this is an interesting exploration of a different type of conflict with species who can hardly communicate Binti has a role to play although it is one she does not even understand entirely She returns back to school, to a place that has dem [...]

  2. Elise (TheBookishActress)

    this series is so aggressively Not For Me it literally needs a sign saying everything critically great about sff that Elise does not like in sff all in one book because that is what this isLet s just admit this one is my fault I knew this wasn t going to be a book for me I knew, going in, that both Binti and Binti Home were extremely well written and yet absolutely nothing I enjoy reading I should not have read this, I should have stopped at Binti, and I regret my actions I m sorry, okay But do [...]

  3. Lindsay

    At the end of Home, Binti had connected with her father s people, the Enyi Zinariya but while with them received news that both her family and her friend Okwu were under attack by the Khoush, another human tribe We pick up with Binti and Mwinyi heading back to Osemba and fearing the worst The peace between the Meduse Okwu s people, giant floating blue jellyfish and the Khoush appears to be shattered and they will need a master harmonizer to restore it But Binti may now be too different from her [...]

  4. Robyn

    Things I love about the Binti series that are fully brought home in this satisfying conclusion 1 The creation of a future that is genuinely DIFFERENT Not just medieval Spain but in space Or contemporary geopolitics, but in space Or aliens, but with our exact same Western social structure I get confused, I have to reread, because things are WEIRD in the world of Binti Wonderfully so And yes, of course there are recognisable aspects of current societies, but it just feels like one thing Okorafor m [...]

  5. Hollis

    So, I ll admit this isn t my kind of sci fi I went into BINTI with high hopes because of all the hype and praise and came out confused and definitely on the wrong side of the fandom That being said, though, I enjoyed HOME a lot and was very keen to see where things would go for Binti and these characters for the final chapter of her story Aaaand it was everything the first book was but worse I absolutely did not enjoy this I felt the writing was completely different, Binti herself was childish, [...]

  6. Mitticus

    3.7Previously While Binti was at her father s people , the desert people, barely grasping the new knowledge delivered to her , she feel something very bad happening at the Rook , the family home So we deal with a overwhelmed girl, between bouts of flashbacks from the original travel to the Uni and the deaths, anxious for getting home with her family, and assaulted for all a new kind of ge ntal perception A bad trip among desert storms combating PSTD and her worst nightmares.It s about idiosyncra [...]

  7. K.J. Charles

    The finale of the Binti trilogy weaves everything together into a finale that blends the multiple strands of politics, sf, race wars and fantasy Wonderfully vivid writing and wildly imaginative I don t know if I liked it as much as book 1, possibly because the scope of the story felt smaller despite the amount in the book, or perhaps because Binti s accrued power begins to make her victory seem assured so there wasn t as much tension Although the author addresses with this with an epic twist Ov [...]

  8. Carla Estruch

    Por qu no se le pueden poner m s estrellas He re do, llorado y gritado con este libro Un grand simo final para una trilog a que tantas cosas buenas me ha tra doOjal la historia de Binti no acabe aqu.

  9. Cheryl DeFranceschi

    All the stars Binti was so many things You cannot help but love this brave and resilient girl What a wonderful world building, positive and radiant read Loved loved loved it You all have a great treat coming your way.Thank you to Tor and Edelweiss for the Arc in exchange for an honest review And honestly, I loved it

  10. Liz

    I was very pleasantly surprised when I read Binti, adored Binti Home and was somewhere between moderately satisfied and ecstatic while reading The Night Masquerade The writing and the world building are superb, as usual While this trilogy is not very long, as a reader I had no issues invisioning Binti s universe in it s unique, mind blowing glory because it is concise and provides details were it actually matters I loved all the different species and cultures and creatures, their interactions we [...]

  11. Kay

    Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for a free digital copy in exchange for a review Okorafor s conclusion to the Binti Trilogy feels like saying goodbye to an old friend These novellas, contained truly trenchant adventures, taking readers off planet for transformative explorations, and back home for reconciliation Binti The Night Masquerade explores themes related to belonging, heritage, friendship, self discovery and self acceptance Binti s character development is o [...]

  12. Matthew Quann

    Ten FINAL things to enjoy in The Night Masquerade, the final instalment in the novella trilogy that started with Binti and Home1 A story that takes off from Home s cliffhanger and doesn t let up 2 Some really awesome development of the compelling alien cultures introduced in the first two novellas with some funky new additions 3 Outstanding creativity and world building.4 Shocking and trope bending twists in story structure.5 The diplomacy that made the first two instalments such a treat are bac [...]

  13. Gillian

    I started the Binti series just a few weeks ago after having it sit on my digital bookshelf for a few months Once I picked up Binti, I immediately moved on to Binti Home After finishing that book the same day, I went to Net Galley to see if the third and final installment was available Lo and behold, I requested The Night Masquerade and received it just after the new year The Night Masquerade was a superb ending to a riveting and often heart wrenching story Nnedi Okorafur is a spectacular world [...]

  14. Sudeep Tirupati

    A very fine conclusion to these trilogy of novellas Good sci fi, but not very hard and can be easily approached by all readers A must read for sci fi fans that also deals with racism and xenophobia Now, it is complete I want to read by this author and she seems to have some really good stories to offer.

  15. Chris

    I m of two minds about this book On one hand, I don t understand fully how the series could have ended any other way On the other hand, I was somewhat disappointed Okorafor s prose is beautiful, and there are some very brave narrative choices But there were some loose threads.Which isn t that surprising because the Binti series is about communcation and learning from each other than anything else In this, the book succeeds though there is a bit that reminds one of Farscape Yet, the romance seem [...]

  16. Marta

    Binti is a joyous celebration of creative imagination A fun, magical ending to the series, in which Binti becomes a harmonizer in many ways Loved it

  17. Wiebke (1book1review)

    This was so much better balanced than the second book again I felt sucked into the story and events and saw Binti grow.

  18. Stas

    WHY.This was like watching a particularly bewildering train wreck.Remember Binti having a brain and learning to accept all the those changes Well, she s lost those in that liminal space between two stories Who needs a brain when they are special Definitely not her Heaven forbid she look ahead of her to the future Binti is so That s not even naivety, like wilful disregard Things will be fine if I ignore them and pretend they don t exist Yeah, right Dream on, girl, dream on eye roll That thing wi [...]

  19. Leah Rachel

    There aren t many words that I can use to describe how good The Night Masquerade is, and if there were any words I could use, they would probably spoil it So here s what I can say.I can say that the conclusion to the Hugo and Nebula Award winning series than does the first two volumes justice It in fact blows all of the science fiction novels I have read out of the water entirely, evoking Bradbury, Le Guin, and Butler while at once being, of course, completely new.I can say that you might expec [...]

  20. Ron

    Couldn t you be broken and still bring change Don t read the reviews including this one , read this novella Forget your categories of science fiction versus fantasy or your advocacy goals Read and enjoy Good story, good storytelling, good writing A tree with strong roots laughs at storms Expect to see this novella nominated for awards, but don t let that dissuade you from reading it It is what it is and we know you do what you do.

  21. Marzie

    In the action filled conclusion of the Binti trilogy, Binti finds new sides of herself, interacts with a Night Masquerade, who is a friend, and she is fortunate, multiple times, to have escaped terrible losses She is haunted by the trauma of past events and experiences new trauma that triggers old trauma But Binti, being Binti, manages to overcome all of it Okorafor has given us another colorful entry in the series, with her trademark imaginative people and creatures So why my 4 star rating Firs [...]

  22. Marc

    Hmm how to write about this without spoilers Suffice to say this was my least favorite volume in the trilogy and yet I still enjoyed it quite a bit Mostly, I believe the way the plot went felt like a letdown, but the characters continued to be captivating Binti s strength and determination Okwu s ability to communicate simply with expulsions of gas The whole notion of needing to become , to take in that which is beyond your current surrounding And the way we change one another, literally and fig [...]

  23. imyril

    Oh dear, I m just not cut out for Binti I m actually wobbling on a 2.5 stars because while there s elements here I really like, there s an awful lot I don t.Full review to follow.

  24. Swiffer

    Binti The Night MasqueradeI enjoyed the Nebula and Hugo award winning Binti very much, and thought the sequel, Binti Home, was even better There were many reasons to look forward to the conclusion of this trilogy we were left with an exciting cliffhanger, some new revelations about the nature of Binti s past, plenty of forward momentum on some of the bigger mysteries left to tell, and strong developments in Binti s maturity and self realization Unfortunately, Binti The Night Masquerade disappoin [...]

  25. Jack

    Hmm, okay, writing time, writing time So much to think about, this might get a bit messy Overall, this was a fitting end to the Binti trilogy, and the journey of which I greatly enjoyed There were a few things I m still a bit unsure on, of which I wish we d had closure on, but on that later Binti The Night Masquerade was a solid 8 10 for me, leaving me with many questions and wanting of this world and it s characters I m going to breakdown this review for the first time into sections See how [...]

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