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 could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart. This stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone incorporates important, thoughtful questions about class and authority into a vibrant setting inspired by West African mythology.
"Adeyemi's thrilling second Legacy of Orïsha novel ups the stakes and expands the series' mythology while extolling unity and illustrating the futility of hatred and retribution.... Adeyemi delivers a vivid, visceral tale studded with action and capped with a literary gut-punch." — Publishers Weekly
|14 and up
|Dec 3, 2019
|Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
|The Legacy of Orïsha