Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone. Winner of the Tonight Show Summer Reads with Jimmy Fallon.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’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 Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.
Zélie 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, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.
The movie of Children of Blood and Bone is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with the incredible Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.
Set in a stunning world of dark magic and danger, The Legacy of Orisha series by Tomi Adeyemi is a powerful YA fantasy inspired by the myth and folklore of West Africa. The first in the series, the #1 New York Times bestselling Children of Blood and Bone, was described by Buzzfeed as 'a luxe tale of magic, adventure and forbidden love'. The Legacy of Orisha tells the story of Zélie Adebola, a girl fighting to bring back magic and strike against the tyrannical monarchy, while struggling to control her own growing powers. Alongside her brother and a rebel princess, Zélie journeys to return magic to the oppressed Maji clans, whilst being hunted by an enemy prince.
Discover the astonishing powers of the Maji, from the water-wielding Tiders and the fire magic of the Burners, to the devastating powers of the Reapers, who control life and death in this action-packed trilogy, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones.
The epic trilogy is currently being developed for film by Fox 2000. 'With sweeping, prescient themes of race and heritage, Children of Blood and Bone is poised to be the breakout YA hit of 2018' - Waterstones Loves
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