Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi's YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orsha, following her ground-breaking, West African-inspired debut Children of Blood and Bone. After battling the impossible, Zlie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orsha. 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, Zlie struggles to unite the maji in an Orsha 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, Zlie 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, Zlie finds herself at a breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orsha tears itself apart.
Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honours degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When not writing novels or watching Scandal, Tomi teaches and blogs about creative writing on her website, named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writers Digest. Children of Blood and Bone is her debut novel.