Children Of Blood And Bone immerses you in a fantasy world of magic and myth, where good and evil battle it out in an adventure of epic proportions.
Inspired by the legends of west Africa, this trilogy opener from Tomi Adeyemi amazes and terrifies in equal measure.
Set in the fictional kingdom of Orisha, it sees teenager Zelie embark on a quest to bring magic back to her land after the harrowing genocide of her people by oppressive ruler, King Saran.
With a narrow window to bring back the power of the majis, Zelie and her brother Tzain must overcome all odds to succeed, battling against not only Saran’s soldiers, but also their own personal moral dilemmas.
It is aimed at the young adult market and younger readers would find some of the scenes shocking – in particular, a graphic torture.
While it is brutal in parts, it is also a beautiful and touching story and a punchy debut from Adeyemi.