Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Series: Legacy of Orisha Book 1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Length: 544 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 36 minutes
First Published: 2018
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.
Quotes from CHildren of Blood and Bone
I won’t let your ignorance silence my pain.
Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.
They don’t hate you, my child. They hate what you were meant to become.
We are all children of blood and bone.
All instruments of vengeance and virtue.
The truth cuts like the sharpest knife I’ve ever known.
About Tomi Adeyemi
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. She is the author of the Legacy of Orïsha series: Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Visit the author’s website →