Well, if the name Tomi Adeyemi or the book with the title ‘Children Of Blood And Bones does not ring a bell to you by now, then you sure have not been reading. So please drop the Kim Kardashians and start following book authors to enrich your souls such the likes of Tomi Adeyemi, who landed a seven figure deal from her first book. The Harvard English Literature graduate who clearly has a Nigerian root, earlier today shared yet another record breaking event as she makes it to the top of New York Times Best Children Books sellers in just few days after the official release.
She put up some photos of the ratings and caption it with a beautiful reaction. The deal which was from FOX 2000 was a purchased of the book for a film adaptation rights to the book, which is her first book and first of any kind in history for her age at just 23.
This deals were done as far back as in 2017 when the book was not even published yet by MacMillan and as described by McMillan, the official description of the book that triggers the huge deal from FOX 2000 reads:
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
We all know the history of Orisha (well, some of us that were fortunate enough to taken History classes both in Secondary School and 100level classes at the University before History was taken off from our education system have come across the name Orisha) especially those from Ife Osun State and those of you with good Knowledge of the African-Yoruba history. This small piece shows she is one person that have really gone deep to her root to study and understand the ancient lives and goddess of the Yoruba race. No wonder she frequents Brazil where the god of Orisha is also worshiped by Brazilians of Nigerian origin. On her page, she put up this photo with a caption:
tadeyemibooks: A year ago today I got to shout that I was going to be a published author
Today you guys made #ChildrenofBloodandBone number 1 again
To everybody who’s supported this story in any way, I can’t say thank you enough ????????? Thank you for making this dream come true!!! #cbb #tomiadeyemi