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20 Must-Read African Fantasy Novels To Check Out Right Now


This list of must-read African fantasy novels for World of Fantasy Day is sponsored by Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty.

In Daevabad, djinn summon flames with the snap of a finger, blood can be dangerous as any spell, and a clever con artist from Cairo will alter the fate of a kingdom in the thrilling sequel to THE CITY OF BRASS. As Nahri carefully navigates life in the dangerous royal court, Ali has been exiled and must rely on the frightening abilities gifted to him by unpredictable spirits in order to survive. A new century approaches, but as the djinn gather for celebrations, a threat brews unseen in the desolate north, one that seeks the aid of an ancient warrior trapped between worlds.


One of the main joys of reading fantasy is experiencing entirely new worlds and…

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Carnival Cruise passenger goes missing from Fantasy, cruise line confirms


Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that a passenger on the Carnival Fantasy went missing during a cruise to the Western Caribbean.

“A 22-year-old male guest with special needs was reported missing late Sunday evening on Carnival Fantasy while the ship was en route to its scheduled Monday call in Progreso, Mexico,” the cruise line confirmed in a statement to Fox News on Tuesday.

“He is part of an organized group of nine traveling with three chaperones, and was last seen in his stateroom. He ran without warning out of the stateroom, and after his chaperone was unsuccessful in locating him, the chaperone notified the ship’s crew.”…

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Passenger missing from Canival Fantasy cruise ship


A 22-year old male passenger with special needs on the Carnival Cruise Line ship Fantasy has been missing since Sunday evening and likely went overboard.

The 2,675-passenger ship left Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. 15, and was sailing to its first stop of Progreso, Mexico on the five-night cruise when the passenger was reported missing. Carnival said he was part of a group of nine people traveling with three chaperones.

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Fuel Leak Caused Caribbean Fantasy Fire -NTSB


Leaked fuel that contacted a hot surface in the engine room was determined to be the immediate cause of a fire that burned for three days aboard the auto and passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy in August 2016.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), who reported their findings Tuesday, the fire started in the main engine room of the 614-foot long, Panamanian-flagged vessel, when fuel spraying from a leaking flange contacted the hot surface of the port main engine.

NTSB investigators found that quick-closing valves for fuel and lube oil that were intentionally blocked open contributed to the fire’s rapid spread.  Firefighting systems and a structural fire boundary were also discovered to have failed aboard the vessel used for ferry service between Santo…

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Baja, Rina blasted over Caribbean Fantasy fire


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Zimbabwe: African Fantasy Novel Poised to Compete With the Best


The fantasy genre has grown to become a massive part of the entertainment industry. With productions like “Harry Potter”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Game of Thrones” earning billions on the silver screen and through subsidiary streams like merchandise, fantasy literature has become a lucrative form of writing.

This is something young adult fiction writer Tomi Adeyemi would come to find as her debut novel “Children of Blood and Bone” earned her a reported seven- figure deal with Fox picking up what is to become a trilogy for on-screen production.

Adeyemi’s is the biggest book deal in the world, illustrating the strength of the genre in publishing and the popularity of such content among readers and viewers.

The first in a trilogy, “Children of Blood and Bone” certainly deserves to be up there…

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