The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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The Gilded Ones
Cover of The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Author(s) Namina Forna
Published February 9, 2021
Publisher Delacorte
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Young Adult

The Gilded Ones by Naima Forna is a young adult fantasy novel, originally published on February 9, 2021. It is the first book in the Deathless series.

Trigger Warnings

Author-Provided Warnings

The following warning can be found in the book:

The Gilded Ones includes scenes of violence, including some graphic violence, which some readers may find distressing.

Additional Trigger Warnings

  • Death
  • Disownment
  • Loss of a parent/loved one
  • Mutilation
  • Pedophilia
  • Rape
  • Starvation
  • Trauma
  • Torture


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • West-African cast/setting (coded)
  • Sapphic side character