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“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).”—Entertainment Weekly
After battling the impossible, ZÃ©lie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of OrÃ¯sha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, ZÃ©lie struggles to unite the maji in an OrÃ¯sha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of OrÃ¯sha, ZÃ©lie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, ZÃ©lie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as OrÃ¯sha tears itself apart.
Children of Virtue and Vengeanceis the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi'sNew York Times-bestselling debutChildren of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of OrÃ¯sha trilogy.
Praise forChildren of Blood and Bone:
“Poses thought-provoking questions about race, class and authority that hold up a warning mirror to our sharply divided society.”–The New York Times
“The next big thing in literatureandfilm.”—Ebony
“A fast-paced, excellently crafted hero's journey…populated with compelling and nuanced black characters.”–NPR
“A debut novel that is nearly impossible to put down.”–USA Today
Tomi Adeyemi is the #1New York Times-bestselling Nigerian-American author ofChildren of Blood and Bone. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching BTS music videos, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing on her website. She lives in San Diego, California.
Praise forChildren of Blood and Bone:
“Adeyemi taps into a rich imaginative lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a bespoke world that resonates with our own.”–The Atlantic
“Propulsive pacing and richly imagined world.”—Vox
“Adeyemi’s writing is beautiful and immersive.”–Tor.com
“A miraculous achievement.”–The Guardian
“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
“A magnificent, heartrending, earthshaking debut.” —New York Times-bestselling author Daniel JosÃ© Older
"High stakes, a captivating fantasy landscape, and a brave heroine worth rooting for makeChildren of Blood and Boneunlike anything I've ever read." —Kami Garcia, #1New York Times bestselling co-author ofBeautiful Creaturesand author ofThe Lovely Reckless
"Powerful, captivating, and raw—Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional." —Kirkus, Starred Review
"Adeyemi’s devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"... Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry." —Booklist, Starred Review
"...A refreshing YA fantasy with an all–West African cast of characters that should be on every shelf." —School Library Journal,Starred Review
"This is an exceptional debut from the author and will have a huge audience desperately waiting for more." —VOYA,Starred Review
"Nigerian culture and geography... give this fantasy a distinct flavor, further distinguished by the intensity of emotion." —Horn Book
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