Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
The childhood of the children gets ruined at the hands of hatred. Their innocence lies in shambles as they witness the vagaries of war. The novel entails the narrative of the Orisha, a place where magic used to be the way of life. The land and the people are devastated when they are attacked by the king Saran. The land which was the native place of two major tribes, Maji and kosidan fall prey to his nefarious designs. The Kosidan consisted of all the nobles and the majis were the commoners. Both used to have a tussle for holding power over the land. Saran’s invasion wipes off all the maji population. The land undergoes a radical change and the land of magic sees the end of magic. The population left behind is culturally altered. After approximately a decade, a group of children embarks on a journey to collect three pieces of art. They are supposed to procure them and bring them to the Holy Temple. So the chosen children, Zeile, Tzain and Amari set out on the adventurous and hazardous journey. They race against time, taking each step carefully as they have to keep their mission under wraps for the crowned prince, Inan is searching high and low for them and they have to reach the temple before the solstice occurs. Unquestionably a classic piece of adventure by Tomi Adeyemi.