by Tomi Adeyemi
Why Our Staff Love Children of Blood and Bone:
In a land where people with the ability to wield magic were murdered under the orders of a ruthless king, their children remember with vengeance burning in their hearts and magic running through their veins, yearning to be released. When one such child, Zelie, gets a chance to restore magic to Orisha for good she embarks on a journey that will change the course of her life and her people’s forever.
Children of Blood and Bone is one of those rare books that deserves the hype it’s generated - it really is THAT good. This is a story rich with mythic detail and bursting at the seams, with characters who are complex and wonderful. More than anything, this book is an achievement in spectacular worldbuilding - I felt completely drawn into the world of Orisha, with its different clans and forms of magic, in ways that I could never have imagined.
Great things are going to come from this trilogy, so don't miss this phenomenal book!
The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture
They killed my mother.They took our magic. They tried to bury us. NOW WE RISE.
Zelie remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled - Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoning forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zelie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy.
With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orisha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters.
Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic - and her growing feelings for an enemy.