Before they were crewmates, Changa, The Tuareg, Panya, Mikaili and Amir Zakee all experienced their own adventures. The stories in this exciting anthology give a glimpse of their lives before the fateful safari that binds them as a family and changes each of them forever. Before the Safari adds depth to this fantastic adventure and expands Sword and Soul in an exciting an entertaining way.
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I haven't read Changa's Safari yet. This is a great introduction to the character and his crew. I highly recommend
Great plot, setting, and characters. I recommend it to anyone, but especially to people interested in sci fi fantasy with an Afrocentric view point.
Remember swords & sorcery? You know, the wild, adventurous storytelling that brought most of us here together at Black Gate. I’ve put it on the back burner for the last couple of months, choosing instead to delve into epic high fantasy. But a few weeks ago I got a message from sword & soul impresario/writer/publisher Milton Davis, who wanted to know if I’d be interested in reading the new Changa collection, Before the Safari, pre-publication. Is Conan’s hair square-cut? Does Ningauble have seven eyes? Is Elric bad luck for his friends? Yes. There are a few perks to reviewing at Black Gate and this is one of them. (The hard copy won’t be hitting the shelves until July, but you can get the e-book right now).
Changa Diop, for those not familiar with him (and every self-respecting S&S fan should be by now), was once a prince of the Bakongo people, but his father was overthrown and killed by the sorcerer Usenge. In the original collections, Changa’s...
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