Children of Blood and Bone: The Orisha Legacy (Legacy of Orisha #1) (Large Print / Library Binding)

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This novel is the perfect read for anyone in search of a new voice in quest or "Hero's Journey" (or in this case " Heroine") story telling. Rich in detail and marvelously written, based on West African myths of magic and conflict, "Children of Blood & Bone " will resonate with anyone who loved the movie Black Panther. I could not put this down! — Maeve Noonan

A rebellious girl and her brother set out to revive magic in a world that banished it, with the help of some unlikely allies.
For fans of Avatar the Last Airbender and strong female characters that ride giant cats. — Miya Molinelli

A Young Adult fantasy series that both honors the staples of its genre while also becoming a wholly original creation all its own. In the Yoruba-inspired Orisha, magic has been gone for eleven years and it's up to a fiery Maji and her brother to bring it back (with the aid of a runaway Princess) all while being hunted by a vengeful Prince. Adeyemi is an expert at immersive writing and heart-thumping action and this fantasy world is one you won't soon want to leave! — Virginia Edinger

Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List


“When Zelie was a child, she saw her mother and all magic wiped from existence with a tyrant's single, sweeping order. Now she finds herself tasked with restoring that magic to the land of Orisha, with the aid of her brother and that same tyrant's daughter. As Zelie races against time, she reckons with her newfound abilities and the moral complexities they awaken her to. Adeyemi's debut features truly epic world-building without sacrificing the intimate character development that propels the narrative. Every action combines taut pacing with lucid internal monologue, lending each work of magic or physical blow a palpable emotional weight. Stunning, cinematic, and resonant.”
— Bill Grace, Buttonwood Books & Toys, Cohasset, MA

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432864095
ISBN-10: 1432864092
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2019
Pages: 873
Language: English
Series: Legacy of Orisha