Forest of the Pygmies

Isabel Allende

From one of the world’s best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery

Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head-with Nadia Santos and the magazine’s photography crew-to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches the camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, enlists the help of a local pilot to lead them to the swampy forests of Ngoubé. There they discover a clan of Pygmies who unveil a harsh and surprising world of corruption, slavery, and poaching.

Alexander and Nadia, entrusting the magical strengths of Jaguar and Eagle, their totemic animal spirits, launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands.

The final installment of Isabel Allende’s celebrated trilogy of the journeys of Jaguar and Eagle soars with radiant settings, spirits, beings-and the transformation of an extraordinary friendship.

Reviews of Forest of the Pygmies

    • Praise for Kingdom of the Golden Dragon:
    • ‘Allende again proves her talent for evoking exotic landscapes, spinning tall stories and weaving seductive magic.’ Sunday Times
    • ‘This spellbinding novel, like its predecessor, is storytelling at its best’ Mail on Sunday
    • Praise for City of the Beasts:
    • ‘Written with Allende’s characteristic verve, City of the Beasts is the kind of accomplishment to show young readers that there’s more to life than Harry Potter.’ Literary Review
    • ‘A vivid fable… Allende’s prose soars’ Guardian
    • ‘Marvellous, marvel-filled… Beautifully written and utterly entrancing’ Independent on Sunday