Winner of the Tonight Show Summer Reads with Jimmy Fallon.
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut Children of Blood and Bone.
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.