*The spectacular sequel to Audie Award Audiobook of the Year Children of Blood and Bone*
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK
"Bhani Turpin exquisitely narrates the second book in this fantasy series, Legacy of Orïsha. Her steady pace and West African accent draw us into the story of Zélie, a Maji warrior, and Princess Amari--both of whom fight against a monarchy that threatens to destroy the people of Orïsha...A riveting audiobook!" — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
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 when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
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.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first audiobook in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.
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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The sequel to the sleeper hit Children of Blood and Bone is a fantasy that’s incredibly relevant to the real world. It’s also as strange and wondrous as its predecessor. In this powerful parable about class, corruption, and violence, Tomi Adeyemi catches up with magic-wielding rebels Zélie and Amari after their defeat of the oppressive King Saran. Turns out, the young women’s victory has awakened a powerful evil with potentially catastrophic consequences. Seasoned audiobook narrator Bahni Turpin gives a riveting performance here. Her delivery of Adeyemi’s rich prose makes the epic sweep of the story really shine. Any time we closed our eyes, we felt like we were seeing the magical land of Orisha for ourselves. That—and the emotional depth of the young women’s friendship—makes Children of Virtue and Vengeance linger for a long time.
1st book was better
This was good but the first book was better.