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With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
ZÃ©lie Adebola remembers when the soil of OrÃ¯sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and ZÃ©lie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving ZÃ©lie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now ZÃ©lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, ZÃ©lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in OrÃ¯sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be ZÃ©lie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.
"A phenomenon."—Entertainment Weekly
“The epic I’ve been waiting for.”—New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu
“You will be changed. You will be ready to rise up and reclaim your own magic!”—New York Times-bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton
“The next big thing in literatureandfilm.”—Ebony
“One of the biggest young adult fiction debut book deals of theyear.”—Teen Vogue
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#1New York Times bestseller, March 14, 2018