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Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Legacy of Orisha, Book 2
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Series: Legacy of Orïsha, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi's YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orïsha, following her groundbreaking, 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.

©2019 Tomi Adeyemi (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Alex King
  • 05-12-2019

Sigh with a smile

I’ll start with sugar before salt.
The book continues what was already a Fantastic story. The world of Orïsha and Magji and Cosidans and now titans is amazing. Bahni Turpin was yet again, exceptional in delivering a variety of characters and their intricacies to life.
Now, the salt. I feel disappointed. There are parts of the story that feel very rushed. Zélie’s character goes through so much heartache and devastation in these two books, that I understand why Tomi made her character somewhat over fragile.... but after a while it got annoying. Zélie is supposed to be the warrior that galvanised all the maji to fight... yet 70% of the time she’s a sulky, petulant teen. I feel that the other leads matured well while she didn’t.
The ending was just all wrong. I love Tomi Adeyemi’a writing and eagerly anticipate the 3rd installation.... I just hope she takes more time with it.

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