Friday, May 18, 2018

Review of Children of Blood & Bone-Tomi Adeyemi

This was a refreshing take on a fantasy world, influenced by Nigerian folktales and creation stories.  The main character, Zelie, is complex and compelling; her brother, Tzain, is conflicted but heroic.  The other two main characters are the brother and sister of an evil monarch who is determined to wipe out magic and people like Zelie who can use and control magic.  On the run with Zelie and Tzain, the sister, Amari, is already sympathetic to the maji and her brother Inan, against all his upbringing, is slowly coming around to saving magic in the realm.  But his father, the king, is in hot pursuit and nothing will stand in his way, including his children.  3 Elves - Recommended for teens and adults