Scarlet Odyssey

C. T. Rwizi


  • 47North
  • Seattle, WA
  • 2020
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 534 pages


Magic is women’s work; war is men’s. But in the coming battle, none of that will matter. Men do not become mystics. They become warriors. But eighteen-year-old Salo has never been good at conforming to his tribe’s expectations. For as long as he can remember, he has loved books and magic in a culture where such things are considered unmanly. Despite it being sacrilege, Salo has worked on a magical device in secret that will awaken his latent magical powers. And when his village is attacked by a cruel enchantress, Salo knows that it is time to take action.


[Rwizi] says he based his unique science fiction and worldly tale on myths and stories he heard growing up in Swaziland…because [he] combines technology, science fiction and myth, the novel is like a video game filled with action and tension…. — Authorlink


C. T. Rwizi was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Swaziland, finished high school in Costa Rica, and got a BA in government at Dartmouth College in the United States. He currently lives in South Africa with his family.