Children of blood and bone

by Adeyemi, Tomi,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2018
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Summary
From Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi comes Children of Blood and Bone: the highly-anticipated introduction to a YA fantasy trilogy set in West Africa. In this riveting audiobook, Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger, perfect for fans of expansive narratives and spellbinding prose. They killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us.Now we rise.Zlie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zlies Reaper mother summoned forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zlie without a mother and her people without hope.Now Zlie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zlie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zlie herself as she struggles to control her powersand her growing feelings for an enemy.This unforgettable audiobook will leave listeners anxious for both the next installment and the major motion picture coming soon from 20th Century Fox. The next big thing in literature and film.EbonyOne 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 VogueA remarkable achievement.Campus LatelyTomi Adeyemi is about to take both the literature and film world by storm.Jet
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Magic is gone in Zélie's kingdom; it was violently eradicated by power-hungry King Saran, and anyone with the capacity for magic abilities the maji, who all have snow-white hair is now a second-class citizen. But Zélie holds tight to the old stories, and she's secretly learning to fight, unwilling to take the unjust treatment of her people lying down. Meanwhile, Saran's daughter, Amari, has escaped her cruel father's palace with a relic containing the power to reignite magic among maji, and after a chance run-in with Zélie and her brother, Tzain, the trio traverses the kingdom, hoping to use the relic to restore magic to every maji. But Amari's own brother, Inan, who's convinced magic is too dangerous to permit, is hot on their trail. Adeyemi's expansive debut plunges readers into a dense, vivid world full of intriguing politics, evocative magic, and brutal violence. Cinematic pacing, alternating viewpoints, and well-choreographed action make the pages fly toward the cliff-hanger ending, which will surely leave readers eager for the next installment. Though she often uses tried-and-true fantasy tropes, Adeyemi keeps it fresh with an all-black cast of characters, a meaningful emphasis on fighting for justice, a complex heroine saving her own people, and a brand of magic made more powerful by the strength of heritage and ancestry. Perfect for fans of the expansive fantasy worlds of Leigh Bardugo, Daniel José Older, and Sabaa Tahir. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This debut trilogy opener is already building lots of buzz, thanks to a movie deal in the works and a huge marketing campaign.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Turpin's bold reading of Adeyemi's Afro-futurist fantasy solidifies her reputation as one of the best voice actors working today. Since he took power 11 years earlier, King Saran has brutally suppressed the use of magic in the fictional African kingdom of Orïsha. When his 17-year-old daughter, Amari, is motivated by her father's violence to flee the palace and head for the unknown, she teams up with the embattled teen diviner Zélie to restore magic-and justice-to Zélie's people. Turpin is a star at voicing the novel's characters, but the contralto depth she employs for Zélie stands out-particularly during religious rituals, in which Zélie cries out to the gods for help in her quest. Turpin's sonorous incantation of prayers, as well as her brisk pacing during exciting moments of danger, will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Her depiction of the king's rage is also downright terrifying, as Turpin is unafraid to roar. Her hypnotic performance is one to be reckoned with. Ages 14-up. A Holt hardcover. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Adeyemi, Tomi. Legacy of Orisha. v. 1.
#1 - Children of blood and bone
#2 - Children of virtue and vengeance
Subjects Magic -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
Youths' writings.
Fantasy.
Africa, West -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Audiobooks.
Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label.
"HDAUDIO."
Originally released by Macmillan Audio 2́018
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (18 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781250300119
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