Called by the Blessed

· Jali Henry
2 reviews

About this ebook

“…it is simply a masterpiece! Well worth reading as an adult and as a YA.”

"My 12-year-old read this book, and she couldn't put it down."

If she fails, her sisters will die, demons will take over the world and she’ll get trapped in hell for eternity, so no pressure then…

Impoverished orphan Naledi struggles to raise her younger sisters in rural Africa. Her life already sucks but when she manifests the rare ability to open portals through time and space, her life gets a whole lot more complicated. Will learning to harness her powers piss off God and land her in hell?

Now a couple of archangels want Naledi to use her powers to spy on hell and stop a demon Armageddon. Spies who are caught on earth get tortured, so imagine how badly spies who are caught in actual hell get tortured…

If you love feisty heroines, gut-wrenching emotion, sweet romance and explosive endings, you’ll love this book.

---Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy--- 

---African mythology and Christian mythology mashup---

---No Cliffhanger---

---1st book of complete trilogy---

---Clean YA (No graphic SVNL)---

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Shiv Saywack
June 1, 2021
A gem of a book. I would recommend it. It is not my usual genre, but I thought I’d give it a try, and found it a marvellous read. The glimpses into African culture, the mythology, how the protagonist progresses, makes for an thoroughly engaging story.
Melanie James
May 19, 2021
This was a great story. It follows two main characters. Naledi is an orphan who soon discovers she has powers that are gaining some very unwanted attention. Giada is a newly-dead teenage girl who finds herself in Hell. The suspense and intrigue in how their stories intertwine is fascinating. This book had a great story, intriguing worlds I wanted to know more about, and characters that I love (and some I love to hate). It drew my interest by the end of the first page and held it all the way through. I read the book much faster than I expected.

About the author

Although born in the UK, Jali Henry is half South African and her 'World Breacher' trilogy incorporates her Sotho cultural heritage from her grandmother.

Jali always loved writing but she'd been fed the idea of the starving writer and didn't want to live in poverty. Hence she carved out a career as an Executive Assistant. Before that, she did lots of things, including the most interesting: freelancing as a body-painted mime artist at corporate events (yes really!) After marriage and motherhood, she decided it was time to pursue a career which would nourish her soul instead of just her bank account. 

Jali writes novels featuring diverse characters which combine gritty realism with paranormal fantasy. She lives in London with her husband and daughters, works full-time, writes on the side and has a weird obsession with foraging for wild food.

You can find out more about Jali's books and sign up for her mailing list at

You can follow her on Twitter @jalihenry or on Instagram @jalihenry or on TikTok @JaliHenryReadsFantasy, or join her Facebook group

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