Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)

October 14, 2019 - Comment

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, 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

With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, 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 Orïsha, 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.

“A phenomenon.” ―Entertainment Weekly

“The epic I’ve been waiting for.” ―New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu

“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!” ―New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton

“The next big thing in literature and film.” ―Ebony

“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.” ―Teen Vogue

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#1 New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel is the start of what promises to be an epic, addictive new series. The Children of Blood and Bone is influenced by Adeyemi’s West African heritage, and in it she bends religious deities (the Orïsha) and a diverse landscape into a refreshing new take on fantasy. The Children of Blood and Bone is told from multiple points of view, as Inan and Amari, children of the iron-fisted king, and Zélie and Tzain, siblings who have suffered greatly under the king’s regime, find themselves on a dark, magic-filled quest for power. Their journey is accompanied by violence and betrayal, but friendship and even star-crossed love also play a part. Enriched with themes that resonate in today’s social and political landscape, The Children of Blood and Bone takes on injustice, discrimination, and a struggle for change. The action and danger ramp up with each chapter, and I found myself racing through the final pages, holding my breath right up to the cliffhanger ending. — Seira Wilson for the Amazon Book Review

Product Features

  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) Hardcover – March 6, 2018

Comments

Anonymous says:

“Mom – this is the exact book my librarian recommended to me just yesterday After hearing Tomi’s interview on NPR I ordered the book immediately, My 11-year-old daughter grabbed it upon arrival. “Mom – this is the exact book my librarian recommended to me just yesterday!” (So, I get mom points for being “in the know.”) She started reading it before bed. At two in the morning I woke to lights on. She hadn’t stopped reading! We talked this morning about it and her favorite word to use was “WOW.” She is in love with the heroine (a young girl)…

Anonymous says:

Hmmm I completely expected to love this book. Then, after a few chapters, I wanted to like this book, but, ultimately, my reaction is kinda… Somewhere between “meh” and annoyance. The characters were a bit flat. They started out promising but were never lived up to their own promise. In fact they declined, steadily mostly because they mostly stayed the same and had the same inner dialogue the ENTIRE book. Even the character that seems to “change” the most is so wishy-washy in his…

Anonymous says:

Amazing, Multi-layered Fantasy! I have been anticipating Children of Blood and Bone since I heard about it last fall. I was a little worried that I would be disappointed because I was looking forward to it so much. I finished it this morning and if anything, I was too reserved in my excitement. It is exactly the kind of sweeping fantasy that I love, and it has so many layers that give it much deeper meaning. I hate spoilers, so all I will say about the plot is that I love Tomi Adeyemi’s choices and where she took each of the…

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