In Children of Blood and Bone (audiobook), the author Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of danger and dark magic in her West African-inspired best-selling fantasy debut. This Audiobook, Children of Blood and Bone, is narrated by acclaimed reader Bahni Turpin, whose past work includes The Underground Railroad and The Hate U Give.
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:
“A remarkable achievement.” ― Campus Lately
Winner of the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year
“Book one in the Orïsha Legacy trilogy, Adeyemi’s devastating debut is a brutal, beautiful tale of revolution, faith, and star-crossed love.” ― (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
“Bahni Turpin’s breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their seats, listening intently…an audiobook not to be missed.” ― (Earphones Award winner, Audio File magazine)
“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut audio book deals of the year. Aside from a compelling plot and a strong-willed heroine as the protagonist, the audiobook deals with larger themes, like power and race, that are being discussed in real-time.” ― (Teen Vogue)
“[Narrator Bahni Turpin] excels at customizing her voice to capture the unique personalities of every character… This excellent, refreshing performance of Adeyemi’s exciting debut is recommended for all collections where fantasy is popular.” ― (Booklist, starred review)
“Well-drawn characters, an intense plot, and deft writing make this a strong story. That it is also a timely study on race, colorism, power, and injustice makes it great. Powerful, captivating, and raw―Adeyemi is a talent to watch. Exceptional.” ― (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)