Cynthia Erivo and Tomi Adeyemi.

British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo is set to voice the audiobook edition of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Anguish and Anarchy, the final book in her Legacy of Orisha trilogy.

Set in the land of Orisha ruled by a tyrannical king, this legendary YA West African fantasy tells the story of the young Zélie Adebola as she attempts to restore magic to the kingdom and resist the monarchy. In the final book, Zélie will find new allies and face her final enemy, the terrifying King Baldur. It is set to be published on June 25 through Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

Adeyemi remarked to People Magazine that she is thrilled to have Erivo bring the final book to life:

Cynthia is a once-in-a-generation type of talent. Maybe even once in an eon. Everything her beautiful spirit and voice embraces touches my heart. I am absolutely honored that she will be bringing the final installment of this trilogy to life with her incredible talent, and I personally cannot wait to devour her narration!

Cynthia Erivo is an English actress and singer best known for starring in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple from 2015 to 2017, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She has also been a part of many films including Harriet (2019), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Meanwhile, Erivo said she is equally excited to get the chance to bring Adeyemi’s breathtaking world of magic and hope to life. She added, “I’ve always been a huge fan of the series so it’s an honor to narrate the final book.”

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer, best known for her novel Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy. It won the 2018 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, the 2019 Waterstones Book Prize, and the 2019 Hugo Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. She was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019 and was part of TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2020 in the “Pioneers” category.

Preorder Adeyemi’s Children of Anguish and Anarchy here.