Children of Blood and Bone Zélie was born a maji, a person meant to wield the magic of the gods for the good of the people of Orïsha. But when she was a child, the King of Orïsha ordered a raid that wiped out most of the maji, including her mother, and subjugated those who were left. Marked by their white hair and devoid of their powers, maji and their families live in fear. Zélie is just trying to survive and not cause any more trauma for her non-maji brother Tzain and their father. Amari and her brother Inan grew up in the luxury of the royal palace, far away from the suffering of the maji. The King has raised his children to be cold and to put the good of Orïsha before themselves, at the expense of kindness or compassion. Amari’s greatest relief from this is her relationship with her maji servant, Binta. When an act of cruelty cuts that bond short, Amari steals a scroll that may be the key to restoring magic to Orïsha and escapes the palace. A chance encounter makes Zélie and Amari unlikely allies, and they must journey across Orïsha to perform a […]