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Tomi Adeyemi with Sabaa Tahir

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)
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We are so very excited to welcome Tomi Adeyemi to Kepler’s to launch her debut West African YA fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, which conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger that Ebony says is  “the next big thing in literature and film”

The Children of Blood and Bone movie is in development at Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions with Karen Rosenfelt and Wyck Godfrey (Twilight, Maze Runner, The Fault In Our Stars) producing it.

They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers―and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach who, after graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature,  studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil.  Her website has been named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest.

Tomi will be chatting with Sabaa Tahir, author of Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night.

Come celebrate with us. We can't wait!

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