Children of Blood and Bone (Hardcover)

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Magic is feared in the land of Orisha and is fully eradicated by the non-magic ruling class -- or so they thought. When a rare magical artifact is discovered, 17-year-old Zelie must out-run, and out-wit the royal guard helbent on destroying her, while protecting the magic they all thought was gone. With help from her brother, Tzain, and the out of place princess, Amari, Zelie sets off on a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure that will leave you begging for more! 

— Glynnis

Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List

“When Zelie was a child, she saw her mother and all magic wiped from existence with a tyrant's single, sweeping order. Now she finds herself tasked with restoring that magic to the land of Orisha, with the aid of her brother and that same tyrant's daughter. As Zelie races against time, she reckons with her newfound abilities and the moral complexities they awaken her to. Adeyemi's debut features truly epic world-building without sacrificing the intimate character development that propels the narrative. Every action combines taut pacing with lucid internal monologue, lending each work of magic or physical blow a palpable emotional weight. Stunning, cinematic, and resonant.”
— Bill Grace, Buttonwood Books & Toys, Cohasset, MA

About the Author

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Visit her at Follow her @tomi_adeyemi
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250295446
ISBN-10: 1250295440
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: September 21st, 2020
Language: English

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