Rick Famuyiwa To Direct ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ At Fox – DeadlineThe sequel to Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi's best-selling young adult novel, Children of Blood and Bone is on its way, and we can't wait. The year-old writer shared the news via Instagram, alerting fans that the highly-anticipated novel, Children Of Virtue And Vengeance will hit shelves on June 4 of this year. She recently spoke with InStyle about the novel's success. Prior to the release of her debut novel, Adeyemi landed a six-figure movie deal from Fox Studios to turn her book into a feature-film. We spoke with the talented young writer last April about the Nigerian themes in her book, colorism, asserting the power of blackness in fantasy and more, revisit our conversation here. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng , or "Dr T" as many South Africans refer to her, is a strong Black woman on a mission to change how people talk about sexual health.
“Children of Blood and Bone” Ch. 2 ‘Zelie’
The Second Novel in Tomi Adeyemi's Fantasy Series Finally Has a Release Date
Add to Bag. Beasts Made of Night , by Tochi Onyebuchi This Nigerian-inspired fantasy follows the story of Taj, the most talented sin-eater in the walled city of Kos. His job is to slay beasts created from the guilt of sinners—but when Taj kills a sin-beast, the guilt is transferred to him, threatening to drive him mad. Old friends find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict, life or death decisions must be made, and in the end, none of the teens changing the course of their world will be the same. Empress-in-waiting Rhee weighs the outcomes of making a deal with her enemy, as reality star turned fugitive Alyosha returns home to exact revenge on the man who framed him for murder. The series closer twists the lives of an empress, a fugitive, a princess, and a madman into a web of fate that thrusts the galaxy into revolution and inevitable war.
Zelie is a diviner who lives with her brother Tzain and father. Her mother was killed in an attempt to wipe out all majis from Orisha. Shortly after her graduation, the guards arrive to demand tax from her family. This forces her to travel to the city to come up with the money which is when she bumps into princess Amari, who herself has stolen a powerful scroll that had the potential to restore magic to the kingdom. However, Amari also happens to be the daughter of the king who orchestrated the raid.