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Book Title: Children of Blood and Bone (Series, Legacy of Orisha #1) Author: Tomi Adeyemi Number of pages: 525
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:
– Incredibly well-paced making this read really quick despite its tome-like size; narrative follows three POVs
– Magic system is a bit wonky at times but otherwise the abilities themselves are penned with great imagery during action sequences
– West-African inspired fantasy re: Nigerian/Yoruba influences
– There is a romance and a ship but it does not really take center stage to the conflict
– I’d recommend Google Translate for some passages; inclusive of phrases and incantations that bring to life the mythos and mysticism of this world
The hype is pretty legit!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Children of Blood and Bone from Raincoast Books.