Audio: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, 2019, downloaded from Wisconsin Digital Library.
Mother. Fucker. The print edition has a fucking map. That's one thing I hate about fantasy books on audio: no maps.
A fantasy novel that, like the best fantasy novels, is a mix of genres. Western. Conan-type adventurer. Mystery. Political thriller.
Excellent narration. Lots of slashing with swords. hewing with teeth. Supernatural beings chasing the heroes. Tragic characters. Sex. Shapeshifting. Awful fathers. Abused children. Casual murder by the wealthy and powerful.
EDIT on 11-17-22: Finally posting this after it sat in draft status since February, 2022. Second novel in the series released shortly after I finished this.
I wonder if James still teaches. I doubt it. Get enough success and focus on the writing.