Engrossing start to the series I really haven’t been this drawn into a fantasy world for a long time. When I started reading Children of Bone and Blood, I found it almost impossible to put down. I really got invested in the setting – a fantasy West Africa where magic has disappeared, the children of former maji are treated as second class citizens and three teenagers are tasked with a mission from the Gods to bring back magic. The African setting gave the novel a very different feel from other young adult fantasies that I’ve…
Incredible, deeply involving and magical novel. AMAZING.Why did it have to end there?! This is serious Book Hangover material. BE WARNED. Sometimes I think publishing a series one book at a time should be outlawed.What a read. What a cast! What a great story. This is one of the best books I’ve read in years – I think the series is going to be incredible. It is such a beautiful celebration of African culture, love, family and the unerring belief in doing the right thing. It is also a novel filled withÂ unexpected twists…
Most compelling book I’ve read in years Children of Blood and Bone is the first book of a planned series: Legacy of OrÃ¯sha. It is an epic fantasy inspired by West African culture with all the elements you’d expect: A princess in trouble, a next-in-line prince struggling to reconcile what he’s taught from what is right or wrong, a domineering king, a people oppressed, and magic in all its glory. However, this book turns it all into something unique and powerful.The POV shifts between three main characters: ZÃ©lie, Amari,…
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