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Children of Blood and Bone

The OrIsha Legacy


Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 03/06/18
6.3 x 9.19 · 544 pages
Ages 14-18 years
CDN $24.99 · cl

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Tomi Adeyemi

With four 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.

Zelie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zelie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orisha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie 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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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 .