by Tomi Adeyemi
Henry Holt & Company
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.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.
"Adeyemi taps into a rich imaginative lineage as she weaves West African mythology into a bespoke world that resonates with our own." -The Atlantic
"Propulsive pacing and richly imagined world." --Vox
"Adeyemi's writing is beautiful and immersive." --Tor.com
"A miraculous achievement." --The Guardian
"You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!" --Dhonielle Clayton
"A magnificent, heartrending, earthshaking debut." --Daniel José Older
Tomi Adeyemi is the #1 New York Times-bestselling Nigerian-American author of Children of Blood and Bone. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship to study West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she's not working on her novels or watching BTS music videos, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing on her website. She lives in San Diego, California.