Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
- Selected for 1 Book Club’s Reading List
- Kirkus Prize Finalist/Winner 2018
- 2019 Children’s Africana Book Award Winner or Honoree
Publication Date: Mar 06, 2018
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company (BYR)
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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The first book in a trilogu, In Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha) Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir..
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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 Or sha, 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 an enemy.
- Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
- Young Adult Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
- Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism