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*Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Audiobook of the year*

*This program is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Hate U Give and The Underground Railroad*

"Bahni Turpin's breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently...an audiobook not to be missed." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

In Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut.

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were 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.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.

Praise for Children of Blood and Bone:

"[Narrator Bahni Turpin] excels at customizing her voice to capture the unique personalities of each character...This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi's exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular" — Booklist, Starred Review

“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the book deals with larger themes, like race and power, that are being discussed in real time.”Teen Vogue

Kids & Young Adults
Bahni Turpin
hr min
March 6
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

Rrrrrraaaaawwww ,


This book wraps around your heart and winds it’s way into your mind. Beautifully written, Tomi brings these wonderful and complex characters to life and makes you love and understand them. Nothing in life is cut and dry, all good or all evil and this story reflects that truth. This is a book I will love revisiting over and over again and can only hope and pray that there are more to come.

Realms matter ,

An African masterpiece/ jnewby

I loved every word of it. Masterfully written and I was falling in gaged in every page turned

Joy nova phoenix ,

Me and my daughter

I spotted this book on the book shelves and it was something I was looking for ,it was something on time for me and my daughter to explore my daughter picked up on what I was doing and wanted a book also for her own to read in her spare time sometimes we read together but she likes to just read on her own adventure book reading ,I sometimes recap and review with her what she has read I can say she has gotten a lot further then me in the book and enjoying it and we also picked a book by the legendary writer Stephen king sleeping beauties is what it is called haven’t started reading it yet but will on the weekend is more suitable for me to do my reading since I work during the week I take my book with me so when I have a moment I can read sometimes I do and sometimes I dont but its a good book to read tho but their is one thing I have to say I’m a light complexion woman and my daughter is a darker version and I teach my daughter not to descrimanate against one woman because of the color of their skin because I have experience it my whole life from work and taking care of business or services etc , because me being multiple of color should not be treated with no disrespect were all woman and were human, I like to write journals and poems , read books by other famous authors I just haven’t got up to trying to publish writing because in the past I was turned down for my writing ,its not that I gave up but I have a hand full in my life to handle I love oprah ,maya angelo ,and sister soulja just to name ,inspirational and motivational quotes and writing and the dang truth is what I go by no matter some may not like it some will but its not the light to heart for me ,continue doing what you doing writer voyager your doing something worth while congratulations on your victory

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