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Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Or´sha 2) - Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Or´sha 2) - Tomi Adeyemi

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Title: Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Author:  Tomi Adeyemi

ISBN:  9781529034431

Weight:  829g

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orïsha, following her ground-breaking, 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for Children of Blood and Bone, book 1 of the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy…

In one of the most highly-anticipated fantasy releases this year, Tomi Adeyemi spins a luxe tale of magic, adventure, and forbidden love.  Zélie lives in a world once ruled by magic, but mass-murders decreed by a new king have all but stamped her people out, and she has a narrow window to bring the magic of her lands back to life.  Fans of Leigh Bardugo and Game of Thrones will gobble this up.


Tomi Adeyemi has created a lush, vibrant world, full of legend and lore, more than enough to sate even the most ravenous fantasy fan.  She deserves special commendation for steering away from the creatures so often shoe-horned into fantasy novels, and instead creating her own magical beasts, who fit seamlessly into the narrative.  There are swoony moments, shocking moments, terrifying moments, and heartbreaking moments.  It’s a masterful debut, and one many readers will adore.

Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter series

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.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background and features

Macmillan Children’s Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, published this limited edition solely for sale in Independent Bookshops.  The books are unnumbered, but the publicity info sent to booksellers said only 300 copies were due for signature.

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in directly before the title page, which has the book’s title and the phrase ‘Limited signed edition’ printed on it.

Features unique to this strikingly beautiful edition include:

  • Exclusive orange endpapers printed with Maji clan symbols (© Tomi Adeyemi)
  • Orange sprayed page edges
Series Legacy of Orïsha – book 2
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature page
Awards and Media
Film adaptation

Fox 2000 will adapt Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired YA fantasy debut, for the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing along with Karen Rosenfelt for Fox.  David Magee will adapt the script and Rick Famuyiwa will direct.

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children’s Books
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529034431
ISBN 10 1529034434
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 404
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 38mm
Image and Design Credits
Design Patrick Collins and Angela Jun
Jacket design Rich Deas, Mallory Grigg and Kathleen Breitenfeld
Jacket illustration Sarah Jones
Endpapers Tomi Adeyemi (clan symbols)
Map Keith Thompson

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