No one has ever survived the human sacrifice of Jigoland, but somehow Nankyer does and becomes a danger to all the traditions that Chief Warrior Gwol holds dear. Now, Nankyer must survive Gwol's threats on her life and find the reason for her surviving the Sacrifice while seeking her true identity. Tragedy trails the heroine of this fast-paced adventure in the wild, unforgiving back jungles of pre-missionary Nigeria as she returns, with the help of a beloved hunter and devoted drunk, to the world of the dead to find the sacred Parchment that will save not only her life and her very soul, but the very lives and souls of the people of her village. An intense, moving tale of deception and betrayal, this is a story of the discovery of the true meaning of Christian love set amidst the pagan world of human slaughter. The Seventh Messenger will enthrall and enlighten its readers with its legendary chronicle about a young, innocent woman who once died to save a custom and now must die again to destroy it... "An outstanding, astonishingly brilliant story from a new, up-and-coming Nigerian author...A must read moralistic lesson for everyone of all religious persuasions." - June J. McInerney, author of 'The Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont'