The B&N YA Podcast: Celebrating Tomi Adeyemi and Children of Vengeance and Virtue

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If you’re a regular listener you know that one of our most exciting episodes ever was Melissa Albert’s interview last December with the groundbreaking fantasy author Tomi Adeyemi, when the writer joined us for a deep dive into her critically acclaimed and hugely bestselling Children of Blood and Bone, the first volume in her West African–inspired Legacy of Orïsha trilogy about an oppressed magical class—the maji—and the girl who fights to reclaim their power. Huge world building, electric storytelling and indelible characters combined to make it a standout, and now Adeyemi has returned with the second volume in the series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance. To celebrate we’re bring back our podcast featuring Tomi Adeyemi’s visit to our studio, and her conversation with Melissa Albert about the spark that became her debut, writing love letters to Harry Potter, and overcoming the reluctance to love your own work.

“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment Weekly

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 could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times-bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

The B&N Exclusive Edition includes a special edition case color, Q&A with Tomi Adeyemi, plus a double-sided full-color poster featuring beautiful fan art on one side and a city map of Gombe, the military base of Orïsha, on the other.

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