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The Onyx Crown is an exciting foray into the world of African fantasy. From the searing heat of the desert to the vastness of the savannah, it tells the story of three African children--Sania, Gesi, and Jorann who grow up in a pre-medieval era of wars and successions, not fifteen years after the greatest king in the history of the continent has been deposed and assassinated. They must overcome the traumatic circumstances of their birth as well as many dangerous trials to fulfill the destiny bestowed upon them as infants. Can mere children use their courage, wits, and uncanny abilities to defeat legendary warriors, entire tribes, provinces, and kingdoms--allowing them to lead the worthy to the greatest prize of all, the Onyx Crown?
About the Author
Alan Hurst has been a fantasy fiction enthusiast since his first reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” at age nine. He considers legendary wuxia authors Gu Long and Jin Yong as his biggest influences. Mr. Hurst began writing The Onyx Crown in 2014, after noticing a lack of Pan-African themes in medieval fiction. Additionally, he wanted to create ethnic fiction that could be embraced by all descendants of the African Diaspora. He currently resides with his family in Maryland, USA.