Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha)

March 11, 2020 - Comment

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orïsha, following her ground-breaking, West African-inspired debut Children of Blood and Bone. 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

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orïsha, following her ground-breaking, West African-inspired debut Children of Blood and Bone.

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 imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some nobles with magic ancestry.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as strong and magical as they are. When Amari’s mother forms an army of royals with newly awakened powers, Zélie fights to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

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Anonymous says:

Disappointing I was so excited to read this book after falling in love with the first one but this was a letdown.There are several grammatical errors which distract from the story, or maybe I just noticed them more because the story was quite boring. It dragged, didn’t absorb me, and the characters are pretty different from the first book – for example we find that Zelie, rather than being the brave strong individual she is the first book, is actually a power hungry muppet who can’t see past the end of…

Anonymous says:

Okay read I wish I could say I enjoyed this as much as the last book but, sadly, it just didn’t keep the flame alive for me. I felt like I needed to keep reading just to get to the end, to see what became of the characters even though, once again, I didn’t care too much about them. The end was a surprise as the book could very easily have been the conclusion of the series and I wonder if the twist was just to set the characters off on a new adventure. It’s not a bad book, just a little confused and…

Anonymous says:

Not as good as the first novel I loved the first novel so I was delighted to finally get to read this sequel. The first thing you notice is that this book is significantly smaller. You quickly find out why – the story races through the events without really taking time to make the characters and events credible. It’s still nice to be in the new magical world laced with the rich Yoruba culture. Let’s hope the next one is less hurried.

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