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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha), by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha), by Tomi Adeyemi

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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

The movie of Children of Blood and Bone is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with the incredible Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.

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Customer Reviews

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Children of blood and bone

As a lover of fantasy books, I found this young-adult, fantasy book an adventurous and fun read. The writing was very well done for such a fast-paced book. I would recommend this book for an older audience as it does contain some adult themes and descriptive violence.
The story follows Amari and Zelie as they strive to restore magic to their homeland, Orisha.

children of blood and bone

This is actually the best fantasy novel I have read in a very long time, both as a debut and as a genre. It was exciting to read this. This world-building is incredible. I felt a connection to each of the main characters' hardships because of how well they were portrayed.

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