Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Legacy of Orisha series.
Children of Blood and Bone is explosive! I loved everything about it. Eleven years ago Zelie's mother was murdered on the night magic left her people, the night known simply as "The Raid". The brutal King Saran ordered the slaughter of all Maji, thus keeping a younger generation under his heel. But that was then and this is now. By coincidence or divine intervention, Zelie has a chance to restore magic to her people. It's a long and treacherous journey - one that will change Zelie and her companions forever. Tomi Adeyemi's compelling tale is filled with magic, betrayals, danger, and heroines who are forces to be reckoned with.— Jen Steele
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. She is the author of Children of Blood and Bone.