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.
ZÃ©lie remembers when the soil of OrÃ¯sha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and ZÃ©lie’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 ZÃ©lie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.
ZÃ©lie 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, ZÃ©lie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in OrÃ¯sha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be ZÃ©lie 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.