Book cover for Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone

Age 12 +



08 March 2018
544 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


Black Girl Magic indeed! Full of cinematic action sequences (the most memorable of them set underwater and employing an army of the dead) and creatures worthy of Star Wars (horse-sized 'lionaires' have saber teeth and horns), it storms the boundaries of imagination.
Infused with rich mythology of west Africa, Adeyemi’s lush world-building and consummate plotting breathes new life into a YA fantasy epic. Themes of oppression and racism resonate all too strongly in today’s political climate. The cliffhanger ending may leave some readers reeling but, rest assured, this is first in a trilogy.
Epic fantasy YA debut of magic and war.
Tomi Adeyemi has created a lush, vibrant world, full of legend and lore, more than enough to sate even the most ravenous fantasy fan. There are swoony moments, shocking moments, terrifying moments, and heartbreaking moments.