Children of Blood and BoneBook - 2018
Magic -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Government, Resistance to -- Fiction.
From Library Staff
McKenzingtonC Dec 04, 2018
Debut Author Winner
McKenzingtonC Dec 04, 2018
Winner - Debut author category; YA Fantasy & Science Fiction category - Nominee
AshleyF2008 Jul 02, 2018
This book has so much going for it that I have no complaints. Rich world, sympathetic characters, complex plot. I had a couple of worries that were resolved at the end. Looking forward to the next book!
sarahbru17 May 11, 2018
This debut has rightly earned its reputation. Orїsha is a beautifully developed world. I loved that I had to look up words for clothing and food; the setting felt utterly real. The story had the familiar feel of any other YA fantasy, but the rich cult... Read More »
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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
Sexual Content: Inan and Zel hug and then Inan touches Zel all over her body. There are also no more than 4 references to seduction. And the way the maji were treated by others is a bit scary. They are sometimes sent to brothels among other things.
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As it fades, I see the truth - in plain sight, yet hidden all along. We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. This truth holds me close, rocking me like a child in a mother's arms. It binds me in its love as death swallows me in its grasp.
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Once, Orïsha was the land of maji, ten powerful clans, each with their own unique powers to command earth or water, life or death. But eleven years ago, King Saran conducted the Raid, cutting the maji off from their gods, and killing every practitioner old enough to have come into their powers. Only the divîners remain. Children at the time of the Raid, they will live their entire lives under the heel of the Royal Guard, derided as maggots, never coming into their inheritance. It seems that the gods have abandoned Orïsha. But tension is brewing in the royal family. Princess Amari’s best friend is a divîner named Binta, who serves as her chamber maid, and Prince Inan is hiding a dark secret of his own. Having lost her mother in the Raid, a young divîner named Zélie harbours a deep resentment for the royal family, and a longing for the Reaper powers she should have inherited on her thirteenth birthday. Instead, she trains to fight with a staff, and dreams of a day when the divîners will rise up against their oppressors. But the gods have plans to throw some unusual allies in her path.