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Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's ground-breaking West African-inspired fantasy Children of Blood and Bone.
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
This sequel to Children of Blood and Bone picks up three weeks after the clash that dispatched Z lie's father and brought loss to Or sha's royal family. Z lie hoped that restoring magic to Or sha would end the subjugation of its white-haired maji clans; regrettably, however, Z lie's ritual also triggered the latent abilities of nobles with maji ancestry, including Princess Amari and the tyrannical Queen Nehanda. These "t t ns" need no incantations to wield magic, rendering them unspeakably powerful and dangerously volatile. With a civil war brewing, Amari makes a bid for the crown, promising peace and equality; Nehanda enthrones another, however, and contrives to use an army of t t ns to eradicate the maji. Meanwhile, maji rebels dubbed the Iyika aim to assassinate Or sha's nobles and install Z lie as queen. Adeyemi's thrilling second Legacy of Or sha novel ups the stakes and expands the series' mythology while extolling unity and illustrating the futility of hatred and retribution. Shoehorned romance and manufactured friction between protagonists aside, Adeyemi delivers a vivid, visceral tale studded with action and capped with a literary gut-punch. Ages 14 up.)