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Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

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Magic can burn, turn tides, light the darkness and bring back the dead. But magic is gone. So one girl must bring it back in the first in a gripping fantasy trilogy.

Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy Children of Blood and Bone, the first in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Legacy of Orisha series.'A hugely enjoyable escapist story that makes you re-examine the world around you.' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Deathless GirlsThey 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.Now Zelie 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 . . .'Three perspectives, complex world-building and superlative characterisation make this a must for fantasy fans.' - Imogen Russell Williams, MetroThe movie of Children of Blood and Bone is in development and soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood of The Woman King.

Paperback / softback
Pan Macmillan
Published Date:
196mm x 130mm x 41mm
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

RRP: £8.99

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9781509871353

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